By Martin Jones
An creation to Political Geography maintains to supply a broad-based creation to modern political geography for college students following undergraduate measure classes in geography and similar matters.
The text explores the whole breadth of latest political geography, overlaying not just conventional issues resembling the nation, geopolitics, electoral geography and nationalism; but in addition expanding vital components on the state-of-the-art of political geography study together with globalization, the geographies of legislation and governance, geographies of coverage formula and supply, and subject matters 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 fresh educational contributions and political events
- new case reviews, drawing on a growing number of overseas and international examples
- additional containers for key suggestions and an enlarged glossary.
As with the 1st variation, wide use is made from case examine examples, illustrations, explanatory packing containers, publications to extra interpreting and a word list of key words to give the cloth in an simply available demeanour. via employment of those recommendations this book introduces scholars to contributions from various social and political theories within the context of empirical case examine examples. through delivering a uncomplicated creation to such recommendations and pointing to pathways into extra professional fabric, this e-book 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 12 months courses.
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Similar arguments can be made concerning the spatial variation of state forms. This was true for much of the modern period and is especially true of the contemporary state. The main difference, especially since the end of the Cold War, has existed between Northern and Southern states. Partly as a result of their recently created status as independent states, and partly as a result of their lack of economic viability, many Southern states are struggling to maintain their STATES AND TERRITORIES territorial integrity.
Here, therefore, we see the efforts of the modern state to consolidate its power over the long term. This is the process that led to the shift from the so-called puny states of the medieval period, ones which were ‘marginal to the lives of most Europeans’, into the allpowerful organisations that are ‘of decisive importance in structuring the world we live in today’ (Mann 1984: 209). 3 MAKING NATURE LEGIBLE: SCIENTIFIC FORESTRY IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY PRUSSIA A recurring theme with regard to the consolidation of state power has been the attempts made by the state to exploit its territory and people in a more efﬁcient manner.
In the contemporary or late modern period, however, much is being made of the fundamental organisational changes that are affecting the state’s functions. These changes are largely attributed to the forces of globalisation. As political, economic, cultural and social processes gravitate towards a broader, global scale the independence and autonomy of individual states throughout the world are allegedly being undermined. Importantly, these processes possess a territorial dimension. What we mean by this is that globalisation is often portrayed as something which is undermining the territorial integrity of states.
An Introduction to Political Geography: Space, Place and Politics by Martin Jones