An Introduction to Political Geography: Space, Place and Politics

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Psychology Press, 2004 - Political Science - 202 pages
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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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Dr Mark Whitehead's research focuses on the links between geography, philosophy and environmental politics. This has been explored through projects on interpreting environmental spaces like sustainable neighbourhoods, green cities and ecological regions from an explicitly geographical perspective,
as well as more contemporary analyses of cyborg geographies and environmental discourse.
Dr Rhys Jones's research focuses on the links between historical and political geography, particularly the geographies of the state and nationalism. Recent research has examined the placing and scaling of the nation and the long-term transformation of the British state and how this has been a
'peopled' phenomenon.
Professor Martin Jones's research focuses on the links between economic and political geography. He is particularly interested in the geographies of contemporary state intervention through public policy, and the spatially selective political strategies associated with this. Has been awarded a
Philip Leverhulme Prize (2005): L50,000 over two years for his research into economic and political geography.

Michael Woods is Senior Lecturer in Human Geography at the Institute of Geography and Earth Sciences, University of Wales, Aberystwyth

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