Political Geography World-Economy, Nation-State and Locality

ISBN-10: 0131960121

ISBN-13: 9780131960121

Edition: 5th 2007 (Revised)

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Description: Political Geography provides a comprehensive understanding of the geo-political landscape. New theories and approaches are blended into established frameworks to the world-systems framework to provide greater understanding of our political world in the twenty first century. In addition, coverage of topical political issues is presented in a clear and accessible format to provide stimulating material for students to engage with.

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List price: $149.40
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 2/15/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 7.50" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.220
Language: English

Peter Taylor was the author of eight story collections and three novels, including A Summons to Memphis, for which he won the Pulitzer Prize. He died in 1994.

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Preface to the fifth edition
Acknowledgements
A world-systems approach to political geography
Making sense of an age of "Empire"
World-systems analysis
Dimensions of a historical system
Power
Power and politics in the world-economy
A political geography perspective on the world-economy
Geopolitics revived
What is geopolitics?
Past, present and future
Geopolitical codes and world orders
Situating geopolitical codes and theories
The War on Terrorism: Geopolitical transition and world order
Geography of imperialisms
The revolutionary heritage
Formal imperialism: the creation of empires
Informal imperialism: dominance without empire
Empirein the twenty-first century
Territorial states
The making of the world political map
The nature of the states
Territorial states under conditions of globalization
Nation and nationalism
The ideological heritage
Nationalism in practice
Modern theories of nationalism
Renegotiating the nation?
Synthesis: the power of nationalism
Rethinking electoral geography
The liberal heritage
Liberal democracy in the core
Elections beyond the core
Locality politics
Theoretical foundations
Localities matter
A new theory of politics in localities
Localities and the War on Terrorism
Political geography of world cities
Place and identity politics
Three key concepts of political geography
Theorizing political action in politics
Modernity and the politics of identity
Identity politics and the institutions of the capitalist world-economy
Beyond globalization and Empire
Glossary
Bibliography
Index
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