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Political Geography
by Kevin R. Cox

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.

An Introduction to Political Geography
by Martin Jones, Rhys Jones, Michael Woods, Mike Woods

An Introduction to Political Geographyprovides a broad-based introduction to contemporary political geography. It examines the inter-relationship between politics and geography at a variety of scales and in a number of different contexts. It explores 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 constituting political geography, the book emphasises the interactions between power, politics and policy, space, place and territory in different geographical contexts. Questions of the interaction between politics and geography permeate much of contemporary life.

The Structure of Political Geography
by Roger E. Kasperson, Julian Vincent Minghi

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.

The SAGE Handbook of Political Geography
by Kevin R Cox, Murray Low, Jennifer Robinson

“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.

Key Concepts in Political Geography
by Carolyn Gallaher

Key Concepts in Political Geography is a new kind of textbook that forms part of an innovative set of companion texts for the Human Geography sub disciplines. Organized around 20 short essays, Key Concepts in Political Geography provides a cutting edge introduction to the central concepts that define contemporary research in political geography.

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Political Geography
by John A. Agnew, Virginie Mamadouh, Anna Secor, Joanne Sharp

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Political Geography aims to account for the intellectual and worldly developments that have taken place in and around political geography in the last 10 years. Bringing together established names in the field as well as new scholars, it highlights provocative theoretical and conceptual debates on political geography from a range of global perspectives.

  • Discusses the latest developments and places increased emphasis on modes of thinking, contested key concepts, and on geopolitics, climate change and terrorism
  • Explores the influence of the practice-based methods in geography and concepts including postcolonialism, feminist geographies, the notion of the Anthropocene, and new understandings of the role of non-human actors in networks of power
  • Offers an accessible introduction to political geography for those in allied fields including political science, international relations, and sociology

A Companion to Political Geography
by John A. Agnew, Katharyne Mitchell, Gerard Toal

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.

An Introduction to Political Geography
by John Rennie Short

Old powers are falling. New states are emerging. The gap between East and West is narrowing. What are the problems facing the emerging new world order? Can action at the community level affect global issues?
An Introduction to Political Geography, in its first edition helped shape the study of the discipline. Entirely revised and updated, this new edition explores political and geographic change within the same accessible framework. John Short emphasises the need for a fluid approach to the study of the international order, the nation state, as well as social movements.
Though the world is becoming smaller, popular access to power remains an elusive goal. An integrated world economy may well perpetuate past inequalities just as political systems continue to work by exclusion. The global village and the ecological approach this implies, must be paid particular attention when examining the political geography of participation. An Introduction to Political Geography reviews the history of the rise and fall of centres of power, draws on a wide range of detailed international case studies to illustrate current trends, and discusses future developments.

The Geography of State Policies
by J. R. V. Prescott

This book examines the reciprocal relationships between geography and the policies of states. The text begins with a theoretical analysis which sets the study in the context of geography and related fields, and an analysis of certain global strategies advocated by geographers and others. The remainder of the book deals with policies of defence, development and administration.

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