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The SAGE Handbook of Political Geography

Kevin R Cox Ohio State University
Murray Low London School of Economics, London
Jennifer Robinson The Open University
© 2008   640 pages   SAGE Publications Ltd   
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Hardcover ISBN: 9780761943273 £110.00
Ebook ISBN: 9781446206836
'A thorough and absorbing tour of the sub-discipline... An essential acquisition for any scholar or teacher interested in geographical perspectives on political process, this Handbook is sure to become the major reference work in anglophone political geography' - Sallie Marston, University of Arizona

'This unique book is a true encyclopedia of political geography... The volume is a result of cooperation between a big international team of well known geographers, including scholars beyond the Anglo-American world' - Vladimir Kolossov, Institute of Geography of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, and Vice President of the International Geographical Union

Political Geography is a core subdiscipline of Human Geography, the Handbook of Political Geography will provide a highly contextualised and systematic overview of the latest thinking and research. Edited by key scholars, with international contributions from acknowledged authorities on the relevant research, the Handbook of Political Geography is divided into six sections:

- Scope and Development of Political Geography - key debates; the geography of knowledge; conceptualisations of power; and conceptualisations of scale

- Geographies of the State - state theory; territory and central local relations; legal and judicial geographies; borders; and states and nature

- Participation and representation - citizenship; space; electoral geography; place; media public space; and social movements

- Political Geographies of Difference - class; nationalism; gender, sexuality ; and culture

- Geography Policy and Governance - regulation; welfare; urban space; planning, environment

- Global Political Geographies - geographies of imperialism; post-colonialism; globalization; environmental politics; international relations; war; and migration

The Handbook of Political Geography will be the standard work, widely used and highly-cited, by all scholars with an interest in politics and space.

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