Key Concepts in Political Geography

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"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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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
Part I Statecraft
15
INTRODUCTION
17
1 NATIONSTATE
19
2 SOVEREIGNTY
28
3 GOVERNANCE
41
4 DEMOCRACY
51
Part II Modes of Power
61
Part IV BoundingSpace
185
INTRODUCTION
187
16 SCALE
189
17 BORDER
198
18 REGIONALISM
210
Part VViolence
223
INTRODUCTION
225
19 CONFLICT
227

INTRODUCTION
63
5 HEGEMONY
65
6 TERRITORY
77
7 GEOPOLITICS
87
8 SUPERPOWER
99
Part III Modernity
111
INTRODUCTION
113
9 COLONIALISM IMPERIALISM
115
10 POLITICAL ECONOMY
124
11 IDEOLOGY
136
12 SOCIALISM
144
13 NEOLIBERALISM
152
14 GLOBALIZATION
164
15 MIGRATION
174
20 POSTCONFLICT
235
21 TERRORISM
247
22 ANTISTATISM
260
Part VI Identity
273
INTRODUCTION
275
23 NATIONALISM
277
24 CITIZENSHIP
288
25 POSTCOLONIALISM
299
26 REPRESENTATION
308
27 GENDER
319
28 THE OTHER
328
BIBLIOGRAPHY
336
INDEX
336
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