- Politics, geography, and "political" geography: power, resources, institutions, and the history of political geography
- State formation: classical views as well as recent work on governance and governmentality
- Welfare state to workfare state: the restructuring of present state strategies
- Democracy citizenship, law: different models of democracy from Held to Mouffe; democracy citizenship, law in European and global context
- Electoral geography
- Identity and social movements: the relation between identity and political action
- Nationalism and regionalism: ethnicity, national identity, "otherness"
- Imperialism and post-colonialism: the theoretical literature from World Systems Theory to post-structuralist accounts
- Geopolitics: the political, economic, and strategic significance of geography, illustrated with examples from recent world politics
The First Edition was published in 1995 by Hodder Arnold.
This Second Edition has been updated throughout to reflect changes in policy since 1995. All chapters have been revised.
Number of chapters expanded from 6 to 9. There's also a new chapter (4) on 'Democracy, Citizenship and Elections'.