The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Political Geography

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  • 568 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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′The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Political Geography is a must–have for students and scholars working in this area. This volume shows how long–standing concepts are undergoing rapid change, such as the broadening of agency to include children and the non–human, even as it directs our attention to central concerns that have remained pillars of political geography since its beginning, such as borders and resources. Rarely are so many leading voices gathered in a single volume, and to such effect. This should be the first port of call for any student trying to grasp the whole of the field.′

Jason Dittmer, University College London

′The Companion to Political Geography is just that, an indispensable volume or companion for any political geographer, whatever the stage of their career; a political geographer′s "best friend" in the process of learning and doing political geography. It blends historical scope, conceptual depth, theoretical insight, and an impressive empirical range. The Companion balances a reflection upon what has been done, with a call to what needs to be done, while serving as a theoretical and methodological guidebook for how to approach new research. It allows a reader to interpret political geography that has come before and offers meaningful signposts to what may come next. In the process it gives political geographers the ability to reflect on who they are, what they do, and for whom.′

Colin Flint, Utah State University

′These essays compellingly illustrate how exciting the field has become as they map agendas in political geography. . .′

James D. Sidaway, National University of Singapore

The first Companion to Political Geography was a landmark statement about the nature of the subdiscipline that also set the research agenda for political geography. Nearly 10 years on, this all–new collection accounts for the intellectual and worldly changes that have taken place in and around political geography, providing a fresh overview of current issues and global research.

The Companion brings together the best researchers and communicators in the field, who highlight provocative theoretical and conceptual debates, and present a compendium of key material and intellectual developments. These include the long–term impact of the al–Qaeda attacks on the US in 2001, the rise of China as a geo–economic superpower, new media, the Anthropocene, and concerns about the geo–politics of nature and resources. Intellectually, the influence of the practice–based methods in geography and concepts including postcolonialism, feminist geographies, and popular cultures are underlined. This new collection offers a one–stop reference volume for students and for those in allied fields requiring an overview of the substantive debates.

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Notes on Contributors viii

1 Introduction 1John Agnew, Virginie Mamadouh, Anna J. Secor, and Joanne Sharp

Key Concepts in Political Geography 11

2 Boundaries and Borders 13Anne –Laure Amilhat Szary

3 Scale 26Andrew E.G. Jonas

4 Territory beyond the Anglophone Tradition 35Cristina Del Biaggio

5 Sovereignty 48Joshua E. Barkan

6 The State 61Alex Jeffrey

7 Federalism and Multilevel Governance 73Herman van der Wusten

8 Geographies of Conflict 86Clionadh Raleigh

9 Security 100Lauren Martin

10 Violence 114James Tyner

11 Justice 127Farhana Sultana

12 Power 141Joe Painter

13 Citizenship 152Patricia Ehrkamp and Malene H. Jacobsen

14 The Biopolitical Imperative 165Claudio Minca

Theorizing Political Geography 187

15 Spatial Analysis 189Andrew M. Linke and John O Loughlin

16 Radical Political Geographies 206Simon Springer

17 Geopolitics/Critical Geopolitics 220Sami Moisio

18 Feminist Political Geography 235Jennifer L. Fluri

19 Postcolonialism 248Chih Yuan Woon

20 Children s Political Geographies 265Kirsi Pauliina Kallio and Jouni Häkli

Doing Politics 279

21 Electoral Geography in the Twenty ]First Century 281Michael Shin

22 Nation and Nationalism 297Marco Antonsich

23 Regional Institutions 311Merje Kuus

24 The Banality of Empire 324Luca Muscarà

25 Social Movements 339Sara Koopman

26 Religious Movements 352Tristan Sturm

27 Sexual Politics 366Catherine J. Nash and Kath Browne

28 The Rise of the BRICS 379Marcus Power

29 Social Media 393Paul C. Adams

Material Political Geographies 407

30 More –Than –Representational Political Geographies 409Martin Müller

31 Resources 424Kathryn Furlong and Emma S. Norman

32 Political Ecologies of the State 438Katie Meehan and Olivia C. Molden

33 Environment: From Determinism to the Anthropocene 451Simon Dalby

34 Financial Crises 462Brett Christophers

35 Migration 478Michael Samers

36 Everyday Political Geographies 493Sara Fregonese

Doing Political Geography 507

37 Academic Capitalism and the Geopolitics of Knowledge 509Anssi Paasi

Index 524

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John A. Agnew
Virginie Mamadouh
Anna Secor
Joanne Sharp
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