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Political Geography: World-economy, Nation-state and Locality
Political Geography:...

Political Geography: World-economy, Nation-state and Locality


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Release date NZ
November 24th, 2006
Dimensions (mm)
5th Revised edition
Illustrations, maps
Country of Publication
United States
Prentice Hall
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"Political Geography" provides a comprehensive understanding of the geo-political landscape. New theories and approaches are blended into established frameworks to the world-systems framework to provide greater understanding of our political world in the twenty first century. In addition, coverage of topical political issues is presented in a clear and accessible format to provide stimulating material for students to engage with.

Table of Contents

Tips for reading this book Preface to the fifth edition Acknowledgements 1 A world-systems approach to political geography Making sense of an age of Empire World-systems analysis Dimensions of a historical system Power Power and politics in the world-economy A political geography perspective on the world-economy 2 Geopolitics revived What is geopolitics? Past, present and future Geopolitical codes and world orders Situating geopolitical codes and theories The War on Terrorism: Geopolitical transition and world order 3 Geography of imperialisms The revolutionary heritage Formal imperialism: the creation of empires Informal imperialism: dominance without empire Empirein the twenty-first century 4 Territorial states The making of the world political map The nature of the states Territorial states under conditions of globalization 5 Nation and nationalism The ideological heritage Nationalism in practice Modern theories of nationalism Renegotiating the nation? Synthesis: the power of nationalism 6 Rethinking electoral geography The liberal heritage Liberal democracy in the core Elections beyond the core 7 Locality politics Theoretical foundations Localities matter A new theory of politics in localities Localities and the War on Terrorism Political geography of world cities 8 Place and identity politics Three key concepts of political geography Theorizing political action in politics Modernity and the politics of identity Identity politics and the institutions of the capitalist world-economy Beyond globalization and Empire Glossary Bibliography Index

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