By Martin Jones
An advent to Political Geography maintains to supply a broad-based advent to modern political geography for college students following undergraduate measure classes in geography and comparable topics.
The text explores the entire breadth of latest political geography, masking not just conventional issues similar to the country, geopolitics, electoral geography and nationalism; but in addition expanding vital components on the state of the art of political geography examine together with globalization, the geographies of law and governance, geographies of coverage formula and supply, and subject matters on the intersection of political and cultural geography, together with the politics of position intake, landscapes of strength, citizenship, identification politics and geographies of mobilization and resistance.
This moment edition builds at the strengths of the 1st. the most alterations and improvements are:
- four new chapters on: political geographies of globalization, geographies of empire, political geography and the surroundings and geopolitics and important geopolitics
- significant updating and revision of the present chapters to debate key advancements, drawing on fresh educational contributions and political events
- new case experiences, drawing on more and more foreign and international examples
- additional containers for key suggestions and an enlarged glossary.
As with the 1st variation, broad use is made up of case learn examples, illustrations, explanatory packing containers, publications to extra examining and a word list of key phrases to provide the cloth in an simply available demeanour. via employment of those ideas this book introduces scholars to contributions from quite a number social and political theories within the context of empirical case examine examples. by way of offering a simple advent to such suggestions and pointing to pathways into extra expert fabric, this booklet serves either as a middle textual content for first- and moment- yr classes in political geography, and as a source along supplementary textbooks for extra professional 3rd yr courses.
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Painter (1995: 45) has argued that the state’s need to raise taxes in order to support its armed forces in many ways explains the creation of more representative democracies within the state. In other words, state leaders were forced by different factions within the state to pay a price for the financial support they received during times of war. As Tilly (1990: 64, original emphasis) has succinctly put it with regard to the English state of this period, ‘Kings of England did not want a Parliament to assume ever-greater power; they conceded to barons, and then to clergy, gentry, and bourgeois, in the course of persuading them to raise the money for warfare’.
At a general level, for instance, it has been argued that many of the new means of governing that have been adopted in Northern states in recent years have been ‘borrowed’ from other, apparently successful, states. In the age of ‘fast policy transfer’, states are on the constant look-out for new and innovative policies and practices to adopt within their own territory (Peck 2001). These two brief examples demonstrate clearly how states should be viewed as crucial actors on the international stage.
In the following section we explore some of these themes in greater detail by focusing explicitly on the growing territorialisation of the state. In addition, we will explore those processes – most particularly revolving around the forces of globalisation – that are allegedly undermining the territorial integrity of the state. Building and challenging state territoriality One of the main consequences – and driving forces – of the consolidation of the state during the modern period was the increasing emphasis placed by state rulers on governing defined territories.
An Introduction to Political Geography: Space, Place and Politics by Martin Jones