Political Geography / Edition 33

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Overview

This is a comprehensive survey of the field of political geography, but it goes far beyond traditional topics. No other book of its kind covers topics such as: anomalous political units, special purpose districts, indigenous peoples, outlaws and merchants of death, Antarctica and the Southern Ocean, to name a few. It is tightly packed with facts, ideas, suggestions, anecdotes and illustrations.
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A text and reference on political geography, with sections on the state; political geography within the state; imperialism, colonialism, and decolonization; contemporary international relations; and the last frontiers of the sea, Antarctica and the southern ocean, and outer space. Examines the political geography of everyday life, discussing the politics of religion, food, and land use, and looks at the impact of centrally planned and transitional economies, AIDS, and international financial flows. Includes b&w photos and maps. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471352662
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/8/2003
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 33
  • Pages: 672
  • Sales rank: 529,511
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Prologue: Into the Twenty-First Century.

PART ONE: INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL GEOGRAPHY.

The Field of Political Geography.

Personal Space and Territoriality.

Perceptions of the Political World.

Bibliography for Part One.

PART TWO: THE STATE.

State, Nation, and Nation-State.

The Emergence of States.

Modern Theories About States.

The Territory of the State.

Frontiers and Boundaries.

Core Areas and Capitals.

Unitary, Federal, and Regional States.

Anomalous Political Units.

Bibliography for Part Two.

PART THREE: POLITICAL GEOGRAPHY WITHIN THE STATE.

First Order Civil Divisions.

Civil Divisions of the United States.

Special Purpose Districts.

The Geography of Elections.

Indigenous Peoples.

Bibliography for Part Three.

PART FOUR: IMPERIALISM, COLONIALISM, AND DECOLONIZATION.

Colonial Empires.

The Dismantling of Empires.

The Aftermath of Colonialism.

Bibliography for Part Four.

PART FIVE: GEOPOLITICS.

Power Analysis.

Historical Concepts in Geopolitics.

Contemporary Geopolitics.

The Geography of War and Peace.

Bibliography for Part Five.

PART SIX: CONTEMPOARY INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS.

International Law.

International Trade.

Economic Integration.

Global Intergovernmental Organizations.

Regional and Subregional Organizations.

Land-Locked States.

Outlaws and Merchants of Death.

Bibliography for Part Six.

PART SEVEN: OUR LAST FRONTIERS.

The Law of the Sea.

The Political Geography of the Sea.

Antarctica and the Southern Ocean.

Outer Space.

Bibliography for Part Seven.

PART EIGHT: THE POLITICAL GEOGRAPHY OF EVERYDAY LIFE.

The Politics of Religion, Language, and Ethnic Diversity.

The Politics of Transportation and Communicatons.

The Politics of Population, Migration, and Food.

The Politics of Ecology, Energy, and Land Use.

Bibliography for Part Eight.

PART NINE: LOOKING AHEAD.

Political Geography for the Future.

Bibliography for Part Nine.

Index of Persons.

Subject Index.

 

 

 

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