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Political Geography By Dr. Colin Flint

Political Geography
by Dr. Colin Flint

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Offers coverage of and commentary upon the principal events and challenges of world - political violence and terrorism, imperialism, ecological disaster, economic inequity, and exclusionary and fundamentalist attitudes towards nationalism and religion. This title is useful for students of political geography, geopolitics, and others.
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Political Geography: World-economy, Nation-state and Locality by Dr. Colin Flint

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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Table of Contents


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Preface to the fifth edition

Acknowledgements

1 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

2 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

3 Geography of imperialisms

The revolutionary heritage

Formal imperialism: the creation of empires

Informal imperialism: dominance without empire

Empirein the twenty-first century

4 Territorial states

The making of the world political map

The nature of the states

Territorial states under conditions of globalization

5 Nation and nationalism

The ideological heritage

Nationalism in practice

Modern theories of nationalism

Renegotiating the nation?

Synthesis: the power of nationalism

6 Rethinking electoral geography

The liberal heritage

Liberal democracy in the core

Elections beyond the core

7 Locality politics

Theoretical foundations

Localities matter

A new theory of politics in localities

Localities and the War on Terrorism

Political geography of world cities

8 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

Additional information

GOR002797962
Political Geography: World-economy, Nation-state and Locality by Dr. Colin Flint
Dr. Colin Flint
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Pearson Education (US)
2006-11-24
368
0131960121
9780131960121
N/A
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