Political Geography: World-economy, Nation-state and Locality

Paperback | July 14, 2011

byColin Flint, Peter TaylorEditorColin Flint

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We live in a rapidly changing world in which politics is becoming both more and less predictable at the same time: this makes political geography a particularly exciting topic to study.

To make sense of the continuities and disruptions within this political world requires a strongly focused yet flexible text.  This new (sixth) edition of Peter Taylor’s Political Geography proves itself fit for the task of coping with a frequently and rapidly changing geo-political landscape. Co-authored again with Colin Flint, it retains the intellectual clarity, rigour and vision of previous editions, based upon its world-systems approach. 

Reflecting the backdrop of the current global climate, this is the Empire, globalization and climate change edition in which global political change is being driven by three related processes: the role of cities in economic and political networks; the problems facing territorially based notions of democratic politics and citizenship, and the ongoing spectre of war.

This sixth edition remains a core text for students of political geography, geopolitics, international relations and political science, as well as more broadly across human geography and the social sciences.

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We live in a rapidly changing world in which politics is becoming both more and less predictable at the same time: this makes political geography a particularly exciting topic to study. To make sense of the continuities and disruptions within this political world requires a strongly focused yet flexible text.  This new (sixth) edition...

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We live in a rapidly changing world in which politics is becoming both more and less predictable at the same time: this makes it a particularly exciting topic to study. To make sense of the continuities and disruptions within this political world requires a strongly focused yet flexible text.  This new (sixth) edition of Peter Taylor’s...

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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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9.75 × 7.5 × 0.75 inPublished:July 14, 2011Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:027373590X

ISBN - 13:9780273735908

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Table of Contents

Prologue: episodes in the life and times of a sub-discipline

1 A world-systems approach to political geography
2 Geopolitics revived
3 Geography of imperialisms
4 Territorial states
5 Nation, nationalism, and citizenship
6 Political geography of democracy
7 Cities as localities
8 Place and identity politics  

Epilogue: a political geography framework for understanding our twenty-first century world

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'Political Geography covers and comments on principal events and challenges to today's world, including political violance and terrorism, ecological disaster, imperialism, economic inequity and exclusionary and fundamentalist attitudes towards nationalism and religion.'

- Times Higher Education