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Title The Panama Canal / edited by Robert W. Aguirre III
Published Leiden ; Boston : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 293 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series International straits of the world ; v. 15
International straits of the world ; v. 15
Contents Introduction -- The environment of the isthmus of Panama -- Interoceanic flows in transit through Panama's human-built environment -- Panamanian territoriality in geographic perspective -- American territoriality in geographic perspective -- The expansion of powers of the federal government -- Interoceanic transport and the two Panamas under the "1st democracy" (1830s-1870s) -- Interoceanic transport and the two Panamas under the "2nd republic" (1870s-1930s) before Panamanian independence -- The extraterritorial expansion of the powers of the federal government over the maritime environment after the 1880s -- The Panama Canal and the two Panamas under the "2nd republic" (1870s-1930s) after Panamanian independence -- The Panama Canal and the two Panamas under the "2nd democracy" (1930s-1970s) -- The Panama Canal and the two Panamas under the "3rd republic" (1980-?) -- The future of the Panama Canal as artificial strait
Summary Considering the Panama Canal as an artificial strait, this book will let legal logic yield to historical and geographic experience by recasting the Panama Canals environment as the product of three elements, suggesting new perspectives about its past and future
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Canals, Interoceanic -- History.
Environmental law -- Panama.
Environmental policy -- Panama.
Canal Zone.
Panama Canal (Panama) -- History.
Panama Canal (Panama) -- International status.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Aguirre, Robert W.
ISBN 1283119412
9047430727 (electronic bk.)
9781283119412
9789047430728 (electronic bk.)