"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 fieldState formation: classical views alongside recent work on governance and governmentalityWelfare to workfare state: the restructuring of present state strategiesDemocracy, citizenship and law: different models of democracy in European and global contextsIdentity 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 accountsGeopolitics: 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.
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Number of pages: 248
Weight: 440 g
Dimensions: 242 x 170 x 18 mm
Edition: 2nd Revised edition
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