An Introduction to Political Geography

Space, Place and Politics

Author: Martin Jones,Rhys Jones,Michael Woods

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415250771

Category: Political Science

Page: 202

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An Introduction to Political Geography provides a broad-based introduction to how power interacts with space; how place influences political identities; and how policy creates and remoulds territory. By pushing back the boundaries of what we conventionally understand as political geography, the book emphasizes the interactions between power, politics and policy, space, place and territory in different geographical contexts. This is both an essential text for political geographers and also a valuable resource for students of related fields with an interest in politics and geography.
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The SAGE Handbook of Political Geography

Author: Kevin R Cox,Murray Low,Jennifer Robinson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446206831

Category: Science

Page: 640

View: 3006

"A thorough and absorbing tour of the sub-discipline... An essential acquisition for any scholar or teacher interested in geographical perspectives on political process." - Sallie Marston, University of Arizona "This unique book is a true encyclopedia of political geography." - Vladimir Kolossov, Institute of Geography of the Russian Academy of Sciences and Vice President of the IGU The SAGE Handbook of Political Geography provides a highly contextualised and systematic overview of the latest thinking and research in the field. Edited by key scholars, with international contributions from acknowledged authorities on the relevant research, the Handbook is divided into six sections: Scope and Development of Political Geography: the geography of knowledge, conceptualisations of power and scale. Geographies of the State: state theory, territory and central local relations, legal geographies, borders. Participation and representation: citizenship, electoral geography, media public space and social movements. Political Geographies of Difference: class, nationalism, gender, sexuality and culture. Geography Policy and Governance: regulation, welfare, urban space, and planning. Global Political Geographies: imperialism, post-colonialism, globalization, environmental politics, IR, war and migration. The SAGE Handbook of Political Geography is essential reading for upper level students and scholars with an interest in politics and space.
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Political Geography

World-Economy, Nation-State and Locality

Author: Colin Flint,Peter J. Taylor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351673971

Category: Social Science

Page: 376

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The new and updated seventh edition of Political Geography once again shows itself fit to tackle a frequently and rapidly changing geopolitical landscape. It retains the intellectual clarity, rigour and vision of previous editions based upon its world-systems approach, and is complemented by the perspective of feminist geography. The book successfully integrates the complexity of individuals with the complexity of the world-economy by merging the compatible, but different, research agendas of the co-authors. This edition explores the importance of states in corporate globalization, challenges to this globalization, and the increasingly influential role of China. It also discusses the dynamics of the capitalist world-economy and the constant tension between the global scale of economic processes and the territorialization of politics in the current context of geopolitical change. The chapters have been updated with new examples – new sections on art and war, intimate geopolitics and geopolitical constructs reflect the vibrancy and diversity of the academic study of the subject. Sections have been updated and added to the material of the previous edition to reflect the role of the so-called Islamic State in global geopolitics. The book offers a framework to help students make their own judgements of how we got where we are today, and what may or should be done about it. Political Geography remains a core text for students of political geography, geopolitics, international relations and political science, as well as more broadly across human geography and the social sciences.
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Political Geography 3E

Author: Ramesh Dutta Dikshit

Publisher: Tata McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780074635780

Category:

Page: 288

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Political Geography

Author: Joe Painter,Alex Jeffrey

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446244357

Category: Political Science

Page: 248

View: 5719

"A very good overview. Covers the key topics well and in an accessible and engaging style." - Dr Daniel Hammett, Department of Geography, Sheffield University This is a revised and updated edition of a core undergraduate resource for political geography. Focusing on the social and cultural while systematically overviewing the entire discipline, Joe Painter and Alex Jeffrey explain: Politics, geography, and 'political' geography: power, resources, institutions, and the history of the field State formation: classical views alongside recent work on governance and governmentality Welfare to workfare state: the restructuring of present state strategies Democracy, citizenship and law: different models of democracy in European and global contexts Identity and social movements: the relation between identity and political action Nationalism and regionalism: ethnicity, national identity and "otherness" Imperialism and post-colonialism: from world systems theory to post-structuralist accounts Geopolitics: the political, economic, and strategic significance of geography. Comprehensive, accessible and illustrated with real world examples, Political Geography provides undergraduates with a thorough understanding of the relationship between geography and politics.
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Political Geography

Territory, State and Society

Author: Kevin R. Cox

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 047069288X

Category: Science

Page: 400

View: 3042

Developed out of the author's own substantial teaching experience, this introduction to political geography approaches its subject matter from the standpoint of political economy and the politics of difference.
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A Political Geography of Africa

Author: E. A. Boateng

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521292696

Category: Political Science

Page: 292

View: 3972

First published in 1978, this book is intended as an introductory study to the political geography of Africa. It seeks in particular to underline and analyse the salient political and socio-economic problems and issues which have faced Africa and its various regions and states in their search for political stability and economic viability. It is the author's belief that by examining the continent's problems within a geographical and historical context readers will be enabled to gain a better understanding of their real import and make a reasonable assessment of future developments and trends. For the benefit of those who are not already familiar with the meaning and scope of political geography the book begins with an introductory section outlining the principles of the subject. In the concluding chapter the author examines the role of the Organisation of African Unity both as an instrument of political liberation and as a factor for the resolution of conflicts and the achievement of economic progress and political stability.
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Key Concepts in Political Geography

Author: Carolyn Gallaher,Carl T Dahlman,Mary Gilmartin,Alison Mountz,Peter Shirlow

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446243541

Category: Science

Page: 392

View: 7909

"A comprehensive reader for my political geography course. Good summaries at the end, and articles include effective case study examples." - Rachel Paul, Western Washington University "A very useful and comprehensive introduction to key concepts in political geography. This book provides useful context not just for 'traditional' political geography modules, but also those examining broader issues of power, resistance and social movements." - Gavin Brown, University of Leicester "Vital for introducing basic concepts and terminology in a clear and concise fashion. The short chapters are accessible and well supplemented with pertinent examples." - Daniel Hammett, Sheffield University "I found the book to be very useful in a supplemental capacity, full of information that would be useful for an undergraduate or early graduate student." - Jason Dittmer, University College London This textbook forms part of an innovative set of companion texts for the human geography subdisciplines. Organized around 20 short essays, Key Concepts in Political Geography provides a cutting-edge introduction to the central concepts that define contemporary research in the field. Involving detailed yet expansive discussions, the book includes: An introductory chapter providing a succinct overview of the recent developments in the field Over 20 key concept entries covering the expected staples of the sub-discipline, such as nationalism, territoriality, scale and political-economy, as well as relatively new arrivals to the field including the other, anti-statism, gender, and post-conflict A glossary, figures, diagrams and further reading. It is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students of political geography.
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The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Political Geography

Author: John A. Agnew,Virginie Mamadouh,Anna Secor,Joanne Sharp

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118725883

Category: Science

Page: 568

View: 3582

Originally published as: A companion to political geography.
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Approaches to political geography

Author: Andrew Thomas Amos Learmonth,Open University. Social Sciences Foundation Course Team

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 35

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Political Geography

Author: Mark Blacksell

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415246687

Category: Political Science

Page: 244

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In 1904 Sir Halford Mackinder published his seminal paper The Geographical Pivot of History demonstrating the central position of political geography in the study of geography as a whole; a century later and political geography is still at the heart of human geography. Yet over time political geography has experienced many significant ups and downs, eventually recovering to a position of renewed pre-eminence as the last century drew to a close. This fascinating journey, charted by this equally fascinating book, forms a key part of the history of the evolution of spatial science. Beyond a narrative, the book provides an introduction to all the complex elements that constitute political geography today. Organized in three distinct sections, it covers: process and patterns ideology and geopolitical visions beyond the state. Tackling key contemporary issues (such as politics and the local state), as well as more traditional topics (such as state formation and international relations), this thought-provoking book covers the range of theoretical approaches. Including many original maps and diagrams which skilfully illustrate key themes, this book is a concise, student-friendly, pedagogically rich introduction for students of geography, political science and world affairs.
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Developments in Political Geography

A Century of Progress

Author: Ramesh Dutta Dikshit

Publisher: SAGE Publications Pvt. Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 388

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Marking the centenary of political geography as an autonomous field of scientific learning, Developments in Political Geography provides a holistic treatment of past theories, current practice, and emerging trends. In this important volume, an international group of distinguished scholars trace developments while highlighting elements of continuity and change. The contributors begin with a critical overview of a century of progress in the discipline followed by a delineation of its traditional concerns. The focus then shifts to stimulating themes of present interest, including the state-nation-territory relationship as the central organizing principle of political geography; state formation and nation building in plural societies; electoral geography; the world-systems theory of elections; political economy and political geography; systems of governmental organization; and the new geopolitical order and the internationalization of capital. Developments in Political Geography promotes disciplinary coherence, which can result in better informed and more useful research. A welcome addition to the sparse literature available on the subject, this book will be of interest to students, academics, and researchers in the fields of political geography, political science, and international relations.
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A Companion to Political Geography

Author: John A. Agnew,Katharyne Mitchell,Gerard Toal

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470998938

Category: Science

Page: 512

View: 6967

A Companion to Political Geography presents students and researchers with a substantial survey of this active and vibrant field. Introduces the best thinking in contemporary political geography. Contributions written by scholars whose work has helped to shape the discipline. Includes work at the cutting edge of the field. Covers the latest theoretical developments.
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Geography of Elections (Routledge Library Editions: Political Geography)

Author: Peter J. Taylor,Ron Johnston

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317601866

Category: Social Science

Page: 530

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Within an international framework, this work provides a fully comprehensive approach to the geographical coverage of elections. Numerous applications of ideas and concepts from human geography are incorporated into a new political context, illustrating the manner in which electoral patterns reflect and help produce the overall geography of a region or state. Discussions of various topics are well supported by numerous maps and diagrams which help clarify arguments and serve to define elections within their basic geographical context.
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The Structure of Political Geography

Author: Roger E. Kasperson,Julian Vincent Minghi

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 1412818540

Category: Science

Page: 539

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This volume seeks to provide a sense of purpose and order to the study of political geography. The editors devise a conceptual structure for the field, bringing political geography into line with trends in contemporary geography as a whole and with other social sciences. Not only do the selections contain a wide variety of contributions from other fields, but the introductory essays and annotated bibliographies suggest related research. The structure of the book enjoys close parallels in other social sciences. The organization of the book reflects the editors' definitions and structuring of political geography. Part I, "Heritage," includes works that have contributed to the theoretical development of the field. Part II, "Structure," comprises the concern to which political geographers have devoted most of their past attention. Parts III and IV, "Process" and "Behavior," form the subject where much future theoretical and practical effort is needed. Part V, "Environment," provides the context in which spatial structure, process, and behavior occur. "The Structure of Political Geography "includes selections from sociobiology, history, international relations, political economy, political science, social psychology, and sociology. The classics in the field are an essential inclusion since the book would be incomplete without them. The selections in the volume, originally published in 1971, remain useful and pertinent to political geographers of diverse persuasion and to social scientists interested in geographical approaches. The fact that there is a clear focus and conceptual interdependence in political geography is the volume's greatest contribution.
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Political Geography

World-economy, Nation-state and Locality

Author: N.A

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317902831

Category: Science

Page: 352

View: 7884

We live in a rapidly changing world in which politics is becoming both more and less predictable at the same time: this makes political geography a particularly exciting topic to study. To make sense of the continuities and disruptions within this political world requires a strongly focused yet flexible text. This new (sixth) edition of Peter Taylor’s Political Geography proves itself fit for the task of coping with a frequently and rapidly changing geo-political landscape. Co-authored again with Colin Flint, it retains the intellectual clarity, rigour and vision of previous editions, based upon its world-systems approach. Reflecting the backdrop of the current global climate, this is the Empire, globalization and climate change edition in which global political change is being driven by three related processes: the role of cities in economic and political networks; the problems facing territorially based notions of democratic politics and citizenship, and the ongoing spectre of war. This sixth edition remains a core text for students of political geography, geopolitics, international relations and political science, as well as more broadly across human geography and the social sciences.
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Making Political Geography

Author: John Agnew,Luca Muscarà

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1442212314

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

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Dating from its inception in the late nineteenth century, political geography as a field has been heavily influenced by global events of the time. Thus, rather than trying to impose a single “fashionable” theory, leading geographers John Agnew and Luca Muscarà consider the underlying role of changing geopolitical context as their framework for understanding the evolution of the discipline. The authors trace the development of key thinkers and theories during three distinct periods—1875–1945, the Cold War, and the post–Cold War—emphasizing the ongoing struggle between theoretical “monism” and “pluralism,” or one path to knowledge versus many. The world has undergone dramatic shifts since the book’s first publication in 2002, and this thoroughly revised and updated second edition focuses especially on reinterpretations of the post–Cold War period. Agnew and Muscarà explore the renewed questioning of international borders, the emergence of the Middle East and displacement of Europe as the center of global geopolitics, the rise of China and other new powers, the reappearance of environmental issues, and the development of critical geopolitics. With its deeply knowledgeable and balanced history and overview of the field, this concise work will be a valuable and flexible text for all courses in political geography.
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Fences and Neighbors

The Political Geography of Immigration Control

Author: Jeannette Money

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801435706

Category: Political Science

Page: 247

View: 4917

Includes statistics.
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Political Geography

A New Introduction

Author: Richard Muir

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 316

View: 8433

Political Geography A New Introduction Richard Muir As the twentieth century draws to a close the apparent political certainties of preceding decades are being seriously challenged by global forms of economic organisation, changing patterns of political identification and looming ecological crisis. Written from a humanistic perspective, Political Geography: A New Introduction explores the effects of the economic globalisation process, showing how it challenges the survival of the sovereign nation-state and how it may be encouraging the development of new political associations at a localised as well as at a transnational level. The unexpected eruption of separatist movements among national minorities is examined, as well as the more intimate identifications associated with the politics of place. The failure of attempts to transplant the European nation-state system to parts of the colonial world is discussed in a chapter which focuses on the current plight of the ‘collapsed’ states of Africa. The recent revival of interest in geopolitics is described, with a review of the history of the approach and an exploration of the new ‘critical geopolitics’. Special emphasis is given to the politics of the environment and the ways in which the environmental movement has been poorly served by the political structures and division of political power in the twentieth-century world. The book concludes with an overview of the ‘New Political Order’ and the changes engendered by the collapse of the Soviet bloc. Published twenty years after the same author’s highly successful Modern Political Geography, this completely new text will be welcomed by a new generation of students for applying the same clarity of thought and exposition to a new agenda of issues and problems.
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Political Geography

A Reader

Author: John A. Agnew

Publisher: Hodder Arnold

ISBN: 9780340677438

Category: Geopolitics

Page: 374

View: 9535

Political geography concerns the processes involved in creating the uneven distribution of power and the consequences for human populations. This Reader is designed as an introduction to the major substantive areas of contemporary political geography and to the competing theoretical perspectives employed to interrogate them. The full range of theoretical perspectives is presented and integrated with empirical material allowing students to engage with theoretical controversies using concrete examples.
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