An Introduction to Political Geography
Space, Place and Politics
Published May 20th 2004 by Routledge – 208 pages
An Introduction to Political Geography provides a broad-based introduction to how power interacts with space; how place influences political identities; and how policy creates and remoulds territory. By pushing back the boundaries of what we conventionally understand as political geography, the book emphasizes the interactions between power, politics and policy, space, place and territory in different geographical contexts.
Thisis both an essential text for political geographers and also a valuable resource for students of related fields with an interest in politics and geography.
1. Introduction: Power, space and 'political geography' Part 1: State, Territory and Regulation 2. States and Territories 3. The State in Global Perspective 4. The State's Changing Forms and Functions Part 2: Politics, Power and Place 5. The Political Geographies of the Nation 6. Power and Place 7. Contesting Place Part 3: People, Policy and Geography 8. Democracy, Participation and Citizenship 9. Public Policy and Political Geography