Political geography concerns the processes involved in creating the uneven distribution of power and the consequences for human populations. This reader is designed as an introduction to the major substantive areas of contemporary political geography and to the competing theoretical perspectives employed to interrogate them. The full range of theoretical perspectives are presented and integrated with empirical material allowing students to engage with theoretical controversies using concrete examples.
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Political geography is concerned with the uneven distribution of political power across the world, the processes that create such an imbalance, and the consequences for human populations. This book examines political geography in terms of substantive themes--nationalism and ethnic conflict, geopolitics, geographies of political and social movements--and competing theoretical perspectives--spatial analysis, political, economic, and postmodern. Integrates theoretical approaches with empirical material. Offers unbiased coverage of various particular theoretical perspectives.About the Author:
John Agnew, Professor of Geography, University of California.
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