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The SAGE Handbook of Political Geography

The SAGE Handbook of Political Geography

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640 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
The SAGE Handbook of Political Geography provides a highly contextualized and systematic overview of the latest thinking and research. Edited by key scholars, with international contributions from acknowledged authorities on the relevant research, The SAGE 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 is the standard work and will be widely used and highly-cited by all scholars with an interest in politics and space.

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

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

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
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

Simon Dalby
`Global' Geopolitics
Elena Dell'Agnese
Writing Worlds

Alan Lester
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
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


'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

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter One PDF

Kevin R Cox

Kevin R. Cox is an emeritus distinguished professor of geography at the Ohio State University. Born in England, he studied geography at Cambridge University and then at the University of Illinois. His major interests are in the politics of local development, geographic thought and method, and the difference that countries make. He is the author of numerous books, most recently Making Human Geography and The Politics of Urban and Regional Development and the American Exception. He has a personal website, including frequent blogs, at Unfashionable Geographies. He has been a Guggenheim Fellow. More About Author

Murray Low

Murray Low's research focuses on relationships between geography and democracy including institutional and spatial aspects of elections, changing practices of accountability and legitimacy in cities, and the geography of political party organisations and social movements. His work has dealt with the relationships between global networks and democracy, constructions of globalization and states in geography, and geographical aspects of political representation. He has recently completed research funded by the Leverhulme Foundation into city democratisation in South Africa. He is co-editor of Spaces of Democracy: Geographical Perspectives on... More About Author

Jennifer Robinson, RN, PhD

Current research builds on my book, Ordinary Cities: Between Modernity and Development (Routledge, 2006) which develops a postcolonial critique of urban studies, presenting resources for cutting across the thinking which has divided understandings of Western and Third World Cities. I argue against perspectives which categorize cities as Global, Third World, Mega, African etc. and suggest instead an attentiveness to the diverse trajectories of 'ordinary cities'. This work has strong implications for the practices of urban studies internationally, and invites a regrounding of comparative urbanism in rigorous practices able to encompass both... More About Author

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