English Description: The studies in this book outline the relationship between state and space in various approaches to contemporary political geography. In clear distinction to traditional geography- which is critically reflected- “space” is defined from post structural, pragmatic and historical-materialistic perspectives and its relevance for “state” is discussed. “Space” is therefore more than the container in which the “state” occurs but spatial references in speech acts, discourses and practices and space as a technology and social product are the dynamic and productive moments of the states. Such approaches to the spatiality of the state permit for a better understanding of actual phenomenon. In this book other subjects are also treated, such as migration, transnationalism, globalization, regionalization, the European Union, the ubiquity of borders, geopolitical world pictures and new imperialisms.