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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.
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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: 9780471114963
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/28/1996
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 736
  • Product dimensions: 7.36 (w) x 10.29 (h) x 1.35 (d)

Table of Contents

Prologue: Into the Twenty-first Century
Pt. 1 Introduction to Political Geography 1
Ch. 1 The Field of Political Geography 3
Ch. 2 Personal Space and Territoriality 11
Ch. 3 Perceptions of the Political World 18
Pt. 2 The State 29
Ch. 4 State, Nation, and Nation-State 31
Ch. 5 The Emergence of States 41
Ch. 6 Modern Theories About States 54
Ch. 7 The Territory of the State 59
Ch. 8 Frontiers and Boundaries 72
Ch. 9 Core Areas and Capitals 96
Ch. 10 Unitary, Federal, and Regional States 108
Ch. 11 Anomalous Political Units 120
Pt. 3 Political Geography Within the State 135
Ch. 12 First-Order Civil Divisions 137
Ch. 13 Civil Divisions of the United States 137
Ch. 14 Special Purpose Districts 170
Ch. 15 Electoral Geography 181
Ch. 16 Indigeneous Peoples 190
Pt. 4 Imperialism, Colonialism, and Decolonization 209
Ch. 17 Colonial Empires 211
Ch. 18 The Dismantling of Empires 224
Ch. 19 The Aftermath of Colonialism 240
Pt. 5 Geopolitics 259
Ch. 20 Power Analysis 261
Ch. 21 Historical Concepts on Geopolitics 282
Ch. 22 Contemporary Geopolitics 282
Ch. 23 The Geography of War and Peace 290
Pt. 6 Contemporary International Relations 311
Ch. 24 International Law 313
Ch. 25 International Trade 326
Ch. 26 Economic Integration 348
Ch. 27 Global Intergovernmental Organizations 367
Ch. 28 Regional and Subregional Organizations 382
Ch. 29 Land-Locked States 406
Ch. 30 Outlaws and Merchants of Death 419
Pt. 7 Our Last Frontiers 433
Ch. 31 The Law of the Sea 435
Ch. 32 The Political Geography of the Sea 447
Ch. 33 Antarctica and the Southern Ocean 466
Ch. 34 Outer Space 481
Pt. 8 The Political Geography of Everyday Life 493
Ch. 35 The Politics of Religion, Language, and Ethnic Diversity 495
Ch. 36 The Politics of Transportation and Communications 511
Ch. 37 The Politics of Population, Migration, and Food 531
Ch. 38 The Politics of Ecology, Energy, and Land Use 554
Pt. 9 Looking Ahead 581
Ch. 39 Political Geography for the Future 583
Bibliography 591
Credits 597
Index 599
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