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Political Geography (Routledge Contemporary Human Geography Series)

 
 
 
 
Political Geography (Routledge Contemporary Human Geography Series)
Author: Mark Blacksell
ISBN 13: 9780415246682
ISBN 10: 415246687
Edition: New Ed
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: 2005-12-04
Format: Paperback
Pages: 260
List Price: $55.95
 
 

In 1904 Sir Halford Mackinder published his seminal paper The Geographical Pivot of History demonstrating the central position of political geography in the study of geography as a whole; a century later and political geography is still at the heart of human geography.

Yet over time political geography has experienced many significant ups and downs, eventually recovering to a position of renewed pre-eminence as the last century drew to a close. This fascinating journey, charted by this equally fascinating book, forms a key part of the history of the evolution of spatial science. Beyond a narrative, the book provides an introduction to all the complex elements that constitute political geography today. Organized in three distinct sections, it covers:


  • process and patterns

  • ideology and geopolitical visions

  • beyond the state.

Tackling key contemporary issues (such as politics and the local state), as well as more traditional topics (such as state formation and international relations), this thought-provoking book covers the range of theoretical approaches. Including many original maps and diagrams which skilfully illustrate key themes, this book is a concise, student-friendly, pedagogically rich introduction for students of geography, political science and world affairs.