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Key Concepts in Political Geography



April 2009 | 392 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

"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.

 

 
Introduction
 
PART ONE: CONCEPTS OF STATECRAFT
 
Introduction to Section
 
Nation State
 
Sovereignty
 
Governance
 
Democracy
 
PART TWO: MODES OF POWER
 
Introduction to Section
 
Hegemony
 
Territory
 
Geopolitics
 
Superpower
 
PART THREE: MODERNITY
 
Introduction to Section
 
Colonialism/Imperialism
 
Political Economy
 
Ideology
 
Socialism
 
Neo-Liberalism
 
Globalization
 
Migration
 
PART FOUR: CONNECTIONS AND RUPTURES IN, BETWEEN AND ACROSS POLITICAL SPACE
 
Introduction to Section
 
Scale
 
Border
 
Regionalism
 
PART FIVE: VIOLENCE
 
Introduction to Section
 
Conflict
 
Post-Conflict
 
Terrorism
 
Anti-Statism
 
PART SIX: IDENTITY
 
Introduction to Section
 
Nationalism
 
Citizenship
 
Post-Colonialism
 
Representation
 
Gender
 
The Other

This has proved useful for this module but also will be included on my new module 'citizenship in a global city: Hong Kong'. The chapters on citizenship and postcolonialism are especially helpful.

Mr Michael Richardson
Schl Geography, Politics & Sociology, Newcastle Univ.
September 18, 2014

A very useful and comprehensive introduction to key concepts in political geography. This book provides useful context not just for 'tradition' political geography modules, but also those examining broader issues of power, resistance and social movements

Dr Gavin Brown
Geography , University of Leicester
July 19, 2012

Vital for introducing basic concepts and terminology in a clear and concise fashion. The short chapters are accessible and well supplemented with pertinent examples.

Dr Daniel Hammett
Department of Geography, Sheffield University
January 12, 2011

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. However, the format of the book makes it difficult to envision as a required or even recommended reading.

Dr Jason Dittmer
Department of Geography, University College London
May 4, 2010

A comprehensive reader for my political geography course. Good summaries at the end, and articles include effective case study examples.

RACHEL PAUL
Political Science Dept, Western Washington University
February 1, 2010

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Introduction

Chapter One

Chapter Two


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