Making Global and Local Connections

BookMaking Global and Local Connections

Making Global and Local Connections

Historical Perspectives on Ports

Research in Maritime History, 35


January 1st, 2007



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This book provides a series of case studies concerning ports and port communities from around the world, in attempt to determine the impact of globalisation on the port industry and the link between local and global port conditions. It also presents the case for the absolute necessity of ports and port systems to trade and industry on a global scale. The book is comprised of ten essays, the first six of which concern local issues in a rapid globalising industry. The second section contains the remaining four essays, which consider port systems from national perspectives.

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Table of Contents
Section TitlePagePrice
Title Page3
Copyright Page4
Table of Contents7
About The Editors9
Contributors' Notes10
Part I: Port Case Studies19
"The International Scope of Bordeaux Port: Logistics, Economic Effects and Business Cycles in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries"19
"The Lancashire Cotton Lobby and the Making of the Manchester Ship Canal from 1883 to the Interwar Period"41
"Mormugao Port: The Golden Gateway to Goa"61
"New Perspectives on Port Competition: Antwerp and Rotterdam, 1945-1975"75
"The Environmental Impact of Ports: An Australian Case Study"103
"A Survey of the Operations of the Port of Kaohsiung, 1949-1957: The Policies for Survival?"125
Part II: Port Systems131
"The Northwest Portuguese Seaport System in the Early Modern Period"131
"Discourse and the Container Revolution in Finland in the 1960s and 1970s"155
"The Ports of Northern Chile: A Mining History in Long-run Perspective, 1880-2002"171
"Globalisation and Privatisation of Ports in Turkey"189