Political Geography / Edition 3by Martin Ira Glassner, Chuck Fahrer, Chuck Fahrer
Pub. Date: 08/08/2003
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,
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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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.
Bibliography for Part Three.
PART FOUR: IMPERIALISM, COLONIALISM, AND DECOLONIZATION.
The Dismantling of Empires.
The Aftermath of Colonialism.
Bibliography for Part Four.
PART FIVE: GEOPOLITICS.
Historical Concepts in Geopolitics.
The Geography of War and Peace.
Bibliography for Part Five.
PART SIX: CONTEMPOARY INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS.
Global Intergovernmental Organizations.
Regional and Subregional Organizations.
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.
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.
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