- The first volume to present an accessible yet challenging overview of the changing geographies of state power under capitalism.
- A unique, interdisciplinary collection of contributions by major theorists and analysts of state spatial restructuring in the current era.
- Investigates some of the new political spaces that are emerging under contemporary conditions of ‘globalization'.
- Explores state restructuring on multiple spatial scales, and from a range of theoretical, methodological and empirical perspectives.
- Covers a range of topical issues in contemporary geographical political economy.
- Contains case study material on Western Europe, North America and East Asia, as well as parts of Africa and South America.
Introduction: State Space in Question: Neil Brenner, Bob Jessop, Martin Jones, Gordon MacLeod (New York University; Lancaster University; University of Wales Aberystwyth; University of Durham).
Part I: Theoretical Foundations:.
1 Exploration, Cartography and the Modernization of State Power: Marcelo Escolar (Director of the Institute de Geografía).
2 The Autonomous Power of the State: Michael Mann (University of Virginia).
3 The Nation: Nicos Poulantzas.
4 Space and the State: Henri Lefebrve.
5 The State as Container: Territoriality in the Modern World System: Peter J. Taylor (University of Newcastle).
Part II: Remaking State Territorialities:.
6 The State of Globalization: Towards a Theory of State Transformation: Martin Shaw (University of Sussex).
7 The Rise of East Asia and the Withering Away of the Interstate System: Giovanni Arrighi (The Johns Hopkins University).
8 The Struggle over European Order: Transnational Class Agency in the Making of 'Embedded Neo-Liberalism'': Bastian Van Apeldoorn.
9 The Imagined Economy: Mapping Transformations in the Contemporary State: Angus Cameron and Ronen Palan (University of Leicester; University of Sussex).
10 Debordering the World of States Towards a Multi-Level System in Europe and a Multi-Polity System in North America? Insights from Border Regions: Joachim K. Blatter (University of Konstanz).
11 Re-articulating Spatial Scale and Temporal Horizons of Trans-border Spaces: Ngai-Ling Sum (University of Lancashire).
Part III: Reshaping Political Spaces:.
12 Remaking Scale: Competition and Cooperation in Prenational and Postnational Europe: Neil Smith (Graduate Center and Hunter College).
13 The National and the Regional: Their Autonomy vis-à-vis the Capitalist World Crisis: Alain Lipietz.
14 The Invention of Regions: political restructuring and territorial government in Western Europe: Michael Keating.
15 Globalization Makes States: Local Governance in the Age of the World City: Roger Keil.
16 Cities and Citizenship: James Holston and Arjun Appadurai (University of California, San Diego: University of Chicago).
17 Citizenship, Territoriality and the Gendered Construction of Difference: Nira Yuval-Davis.
18 Shadows and Sovereigns: Caroline Nordstrom.