The SAGE Handbook of Political Geography
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The SAGE Handbook of Political Geography



© 2008 | 640 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
"A thorough and absorbing tour of the sub-discipline... An essential acquisition for any scholar or teacher interested in geographical perspectives on political process."
- Sallie Marston, University of Arizona

"This unique book is a true encyclopedia of political geography."
- Vladimir Kolossov, Institute of Geography of the Russian Academy of Sciences and Vice President of the IGU

The SAGE Handbook of Political Geography provides a highly contextualised and systematic overview of the latest thinking and research in the field. Edited by key scholars, with international contributions from acknowledged authorities on the relevant research, the Handbook is divided into six sections:

  • Scope and Development of Political Geography: the geography of knowledge, conceptualisations of power and scale.
  • Geographies of the State: state theory, territory and central local relations, legal geographies, borders.
  • Participation and representation: citizenship, electoral geography, media public space and social movements.
  • Political Geographies of Difference: class, nationalism, gender, sexuality and culture.
  • Geography Policy and Governance: regulation, welfare, urban space, and planning.
  • Global Political Geographies: imperialism, post-colonialism, globalization, environmental politics, IR, war and migration.

The SAGE Handbook of Political Geography is essential reading for upper level students and scholars with an interest in politics and space.

PART ONE: THE SCOPE AND DEVELOPMENT OF POLITICAL GEOGRAPHY
Guntram Herb
The Politics of Political Geography
James Sidaway
The Geography of Political Geography
Joe Painter
Geographies of Space and Power
Eleonore Kofman
Feminist Transformations of Political Geography
PART TWO: STATES
Merje Kuus and John Agnew
Theorizing the State Geographically
Sovereignty, Subjectivity, Territoriality  
Stuart Corbridge
State and Society
Margo Huxley
Planning, Space and Government
Kim England
Welfare Provision, Welfare Reform, Welfare Mothers
Nick Blomley
Making Space for Law
Steve Herbert
Coercion, Territoriality, Legitimacy
The Police And The Modern State  
PART THREE: RE-NATURING POLITICAL GEOGRAPHY
Bruce Braun
Theorizing the Nature-Society Divide
Paul Robbins
The State in Political Ecology
A Postcard to Political Geography from the Field  
Karen Bakker and Gavin Bridge
Regulating Resource Use
Becky Mansfield
Global Environmental Politics
Joshua Muldavin
The Politics of Transition
Critical Political Ecology, Classical Economics and Ecological Modernization in China  
PART FOUR: IDENTITIES AND INTERESTS IN POLITICAL ORGANIZATIONS
Jan Penrose and Richard Mole
Nation-States and National Identity
Michael Brown
Working Political Geography Through Social Movement Theory
The Case of Gay and Lesbian Seattle  
Noel Castree, David Featherstone and Andrew Herod
Contrapuntal Geographies
The Politics of Organising Across Socio-spatial Difference  
Arun Saldanha
The Political Geography of Many Bodies
Paul Routledge
Transnational Political Movements
PART FIVE: FROM 'LA GEOGRAPHIE ELECTORALE' TO THE POLITICS OF DEMOCRACY
Ron Johnston and Charles Pattie
Place and Vote
Benjamin Forest
The Territorial Politics of Representation
Lynn A. Staeheli
Democracy and Democratization
Clive Barnett
Convening Publics
The Parasitical Spaces of Public Action  
PART SIX: GLOBAL POLITICAL GEOGRAPHY
Simon Dalby
`Global' Geopolitics
Elena Dell'Agnese
Geo-graphers
Writing Worlds  
Alan Lester
Empire
Jouni Hakli
Re-Bordering Spaces
Rachel Silvey, Elizabeth Olson and Yaffa Truelove
Transnationalism and (Im)mobility
The Politics of Border Crossings  
John O'Loughlin and Clionadh Raleigh
Spatial Analysis of Civil War Violence
PART SEVEN: THE POLITICS OF UNEVEN DEVELOPMENT
Peter Taylor
Political Geography of Uneven Development
Andrew Wood
The Politics of Local and Regional Development
Giles Mohan and Kristian Stokke
The Politics of Localization
From Depoliticizing Development to Politicizing Democracy  
Hariprya Rangan
'Development' in Question
Yvonne Rydin
Sustainable Development and Governance
Sue Parnell
Urban Governance in the South
The politics of rights and development  

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'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

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