By Martin Jones
An creation to Political Geography keeps to supply a broad-based advent to modern political geography for college students following undergraduate measure classes in geography and comparable topics.
The text explores the entire breadth of up to date political geography, overlaying not just conventional matters resembling the kingdom, geopolitics, electoral geography and nationalism; but additionally expanding very important parts on the state-of-the-art of political geography learn together with globalization, the geographies of law and governance, geographies of coverage formula and supply, and topics on the intersection of political and cultural geography, together with the politics of position intake, landscapes of energy, citizenship, id politics and geographies of mobilization and resistance.
This moment edition builds at the strengths of the 1st. the most alterations and improvements are:
- four new chapters on: political geographies of globalization, geographies of empire, political geography and the surroundings and geopolitics and important geopolitics
- significant updating and revision of the present chapters to debate key advancements, drawing on contemporary educational contributions and political events
- new case reviews, drawing on more and more overseas and international examples
- additional bins for key ideas and an enlarged glossary.
As with the 1st version, wide use is made from case learn examples, illustrations, explanatory containers, publications to extra interpreting and a word list of key phrases to provide the fabric in an simply available demeanour. via employment of those strategies this book introduces scholars to contributions from a number of social and political theories within the context of empirical case learn examples. via delivering a easy creation to such suggestions and pointing to pathways into extra professional fabric, this booklet serves either as a middle textual content for first- and moment- 12 months classes in political geography, and as a source along supplementary textbooks for extra expert 3rd yr courses.
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Extra resources for An Introduction to Political Geography: Space, Place and Politics
Second, state territoriality also exists at a far more fundamental level in the way it relates to the ‘relationship between territory and power in a sovereign state system; its central focus is the degree to which the map of individual states is also a map of effective authority’ (Murphy 1996: 87). Murphy refers here to the internal territoriality of a state, or in other words, the extent to which a state possesses a practical and effective control over all its territory. 2, there have been variations in the nature of state territoriality over time.
Has the unstable state form of ‘Southern’ societies the potential to undermine the stability of states elsewhere in the world? These are not easy questions to answer, but they deserve our sustained consideration and action, not only as political geographers, but also as ethical and moral citizens of the world. ) Political Geography: A Reader (1997), pp. 58–81. A good introduction to the changing nature of the state, especially in territorial terms, can be found in Anderson, ‘The shifting stage of politics: new medieval and postmodern territorialities’, Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 14 (1996), 133–53.
Major problems also arise with regard to Southern states’ attempts to control their more peripheral land. Frontier regions within these states can often act as regional power bases for armed groups. We can think, for instance, of the mujaheddin rebels in Afghanistan, whose power base lay in the west of the country, the area farthest removed from the capital, Kabul. Other examples include the Tamil guerillas located in the northern Jaffna peninsula of Sri Lanka and the southern regions of India.