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Companion to Political Geography / Edition 1

Companion to Political Geography / Edition 1

by John A. Agnew
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ISBN-13: 2901405175646
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 11/27/2007
Series: Wiley Blackwell Companions to Geography Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 512
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

John Agnew is Professor of Geography at UCLA. His booksinclude Human Geography (Blackwell, 1996), The UnitedStates in the World Economy, and The Geography of the WorldEconomy.

Katharyne Mitchell is Associate Professor at theUniversity of Washington.

Gerard Toal (Gearóid Ó Tuathail) is Professorof Geography at Virginia Tech in Northern Virginia. His booksinclude Critical Geopolitics and The GeopoliticsReader.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors.

1. Introduction (Katharyne Mitchell (University of Washington)and Gerard Toal (Virginia Tech).

Part I: Modes of Thinking:.

2. Politics from Nature (Mark Bassin (University CollegeLondon).

3. Spatial Analysis in Political Geography (JohnO’Loughlin (University of Colorado).

4. Radical Political Geographies (Peter J. Taylor (LoughboroughUniversity).

5. Feminist and Postcolonial Engagements (Joanne P. Sharp(University of Glasgow).

6. Geopolitical Themes and Postmodern Thought (David Slater(Loughborough University).

Part II: Essentially Contested Concepts:.

7. Power (John Allen (The Open University).

8. Territory (Anssi Paasi (University of Oulu).

9. Boundaries (David Newman (Ben Guriion University of theNegev).

10. Scale (Richard Howitt (Macquarie University).

11. Place (Lynn A. Staeheli (University of Colorado).

Part III: Critical Geopolitics:.

12. Imperial Geopolitics (Gerry Kearns (University ofCambridge).

13. Geopolitics in Germany, 1919-45 (Wolfgang Natter (Universityof Kentucky).

14. Cold War Geopolitics (Klaus Dodds (Royal Holloway Universityof London).

15. Postmodern Geopolitics (Timothy W. Luke (VirginiaPolytechnic Institute and State University).

16. Anti-Geopolitics (Paul Routledge (University ofGlasgow).

Part IV: States, Territory, and Identity:.

17. After Empire (Vladimir Kolossov (Institute of Geography ofthe Russian Academy of Sciences).

18. Nation-States (Michael J. Shapiro (University ofHawaii).

19. Places of Memory (Karen E. Till (University ofMinnesota).

20. Boundaries in Question (Sankaran Krishna (University ofHawaii).

21. Entreprenurial Geoegraphies of Global-Local Governance(Matthew Sparke and Victoria Lawson (University of Washington).

Part V: Geographies of Political and SocialMovements:.

22. Representative Democracy and Electoral Geography (RonJohnson (University of Bristol) and Charles Pattie (University ofSheffield).

23. Nationalism in a Democratic Context (Colin H. Williams(University of Wales).

24. Fundamentalist and Nationalist Religious Movements (R. ScottAppleby (University of Notre Dame).

25. Rights and Citizenship (Eleonore Kofman (Nottingham TrentUniversity).

26. Sexual Politics (Gill Valentine (University ofSheffield).

Part VI: Geographies of Environmental Politics:.

27. The Geopolitics of Nature (Noel Castree (University ofManchester).

28. Green Geopolitics (Simon Dalby (Carleton University).

29. Environmental Justice (Brendan Gleeson (University ofWestern Sydney) and Nicholas Low (University of Melbourne).

30. Planetary Politics (Karen T. Litfin (University ofWashington).


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"This book brings together some of the best writers currently working in political geography. It offers a wonderful array of challenging and provocative ideas. It pushes the boundaries of the subject by engaging with many of the key debates in contemporary social and political theory and research. Agnew, Mitchell and Toal are to be congratulated on setting an exciting and innovative agenda for the development of political geography in the future."
Joe Painter, University of Durham

"This is a book that simply exudes authority. It is an excellent buy that will satisfy a broad readership within and outside political geography from advanced undergraduate level upwards."
Simon Barrett, Reference Reviews

"I encourage anyone with an interest in political geography to purchase this book... There is a need for more books like this in political geography."
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