Political Geography / Edition 3

Political Geography / Edition 3

by Martin Ira Glassner, Chuck Fahrer, Chuck Fahrer
     
 

"The border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic (D.R.) is more than just a political boundary. It also reflects the large amount of deforestation that has occurred on the Haitian side of the border. One can easily see from the satellite imagery on the cover of this text that the lush forests are still thriving on the D.R. side of the border, which is in sharp… See more details below

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"The border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic (D.R.) is more than just a political boundary. It also reflects the large amount of deforestation that has occurred on the Haitian side of the border. One can easily see from the satellite imagery on the cover of this text that the lush forests are still thriving on the D.R. side of the border, which is in sharp contrast to the Haitian side. This is just one living example of how politics is shaping our world." Based on the authors' own field work and employment experiences throughout the world, this introductory text illustrates traditional approaches to the field with case studies, maps, graphs, and photographs, as well as a comprehensive bibliography. This Third Edition includes extensive updating and features the addition of new co-author Chuck Fahrer.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471352662
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/08/2003
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
640
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue: Into the Twenty-first Century
Pt. 1Introduction to Political Geography1
Ch. 1The Field of Political Geography3
Ch. 2Personal Space and Territoriality11
Ch. 3Perceptions of the Political World18
Pt. 2The State29
Ch. 4State, Nation, and Nation-State31
Ch. 5The Emergence of States41
Ch. 6Modern Theories About States54
Ch. 7The Territory of the State59
Ch. 8Frontiers and Boundaries72
Ch. 9Core Areas and Capitals96
Ch. 10Unitary, Federal, and Regional States108
Ch. 11Anomalous Political Units120
Pt. 3Political Geography Within the State135
Ch. 12First-Order Civil Divisions137
Ch. 13Civil Divisions of the United States137
Ch. 14Special Purpose Districts170
Ch. 15Electoral Geography181
Ch. 16Indigeneous Peoples190
Pt. 4Imperialism, Colonialism, and Decolonization209
Ch. 17Colonial Empires211
Ch. 18The Dismantling of Empires224
Ch. 19The Aftermath of Colonialism240
Pt. 5Geopolitics259
Ch. 20Power Analysis261
Ch. 21Historical Concepts on Geopolitics282
Ch. 22Contemporary Geopolitics282
Ch. 23The Geography of War and Peace290
Pt. 6Contemporary International Relations311
Ch. 24International Law313
Ch. 25International Trade326
Ch. 26Economic Integration348
Ch. 27Global Intergovernmental Organizations367
Ch. 28Regional and Subregional Organizations382
Ch. 29Land-Locked States406
Ch. 30Outlaws and Merchants of Death419
Pt. 7Our Last Frontiers433
Ch. 31The Law of the Sea435
Ch. 32The Political Geography of the Sea447
Ch. 33Antarctica and the Southern Ocean466
Ch. 34Outer Space481
Pt. 8The Political Geography of Everyday Life493
Ch. 35The Politics of Religion, Language, and Ethnic Diversity495
Ch. 36The Politics of Transportation and Communications511
Ch. 37The Politics of Population, Migration, and Food531
Ch. 38The Politics of Ecology, Energy, and Land Use554
Pt. 9Looking Ahead581
Ch. 39Political Geography for the Future583
Bibliography591
Credits597
Index599

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