"A comprehensive reader for my political geography course. Good summaries at the end, and articles include effective case study examples."
- Rachel Paul, Western Washington University
"A very useful and comprehensive introduction to key concepts in political geography. This book provides useful context not just for 'traditional' political geography modules, but also those examining broader issues of power, resistance and social movements."
- Gavin Brown, University of Leicester
"Vital for introducing basic concepts and terminology in a clear and concise fashion. The short chapters are accessible and well supplemented with pertinent examples."
- Daniel Hammett, Sheffield University
"I found the book to be very useful in a supplemental capacity, full of information that would be useful for an undergraduate or early graduate student."
- Jason Dittmer, University College London
This textbook forms part of an innovative set of companion texts for the human geography subdisciplines. Organized around 20 short essays, Key Concepts in Political Geography provides a cutting-edge introduction to the central concepts that define contemporary research in the field. Involving detailed yet expansive discussions, the book includes:
An introductory chapter providing a succinct overview of the recent developments in the field
Over 20 key concept entries covering the expected staples of the sub-discipline, such as nationalism, territoriality, scale and political-economy, as well as relatively new arrivals to the field including the other, anti-statism, gender, and post-conflict
A glossary, figures, diagrams and further reading.
It is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students of political geography.
Introduction PART ONE: CONCEPTS OF STATECRAFT Introduction to Section Nation State Sovereignty Governance Democracy PART TWO: MODES OF POWER Introduction to Section Hegemony Territory Geopolitics Superpower PART THREE: MODERNITY Introduction to Section Colonialism/Imperialism Political Economy Ideology Socialism Neo-Liberalism Globalization Migration PART FOUR: CONNECTIONS AND RUPTURES IN, BETWEEN AND ACROSS POLITICAL SPACE Introduction to Section Scale Border Regionalism PART FIVE: VIOLENCE Introduction to Section Conflict Post-Conflict Terrorism Anti-Statism PART SIX: IDENTITY Introduction to Section Nationalism Citizenship Post-Colonialism Representation Gender The Other