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Joe Painter , Alex Jeffrey
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18 Feb 2009 1412901383 978-1412901383 Second Edition

"A very good overview. Covers the key topics well and in an accessible and engaging style."
- Dr Daniel Hammett, Department of Geography, Sheffield University


This is a revised and updated edition of a core undergraduate resource for political geography. Focusing on the social and cultural while systematically overviewing the entire discipline, Joe Painter and Alex Jeffrey explain:

  • Politics, geography, and 'political' geography: power, resources, institutions, and the history of the field
  • State formation: classical views alongside recent work on governance and governmentality
  • Welfare to workfare state: the restructuring of present state strategies
  • Democracy, citizenship and law: different models of democracy in European and global contexts
  • Identity and social movements: the relation between identity and political action
  • Nationalism and regionalism: ethnicity, national identity and "otherness"
  • Imperialism and post-colonialism: from world systems theory to post-structuralist accounts
  • Geopolitics: the political, economic, and strategic significance of geography.

Comprehensive, accessible and illustrated with real world examples, Political Geography provides undergraduates with a thorough understanding of the relationship between geography and politics.


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  • Paperback: 248 pages
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd; Second Edition edition (18 Feb 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1412901383
  • ISBN-13: 978-1412901383
  • Product Dimensions: 1.8 x 16.8 x 23.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 105,595 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Enormously helpful introduction. 17 Feb 2011
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This book is clearly written and helps outline the key themes in political geography. It uses interesting and entertaining examples to illuminate political theories in geography and is an essential aid when revising for exams or as a base for commencing essays.
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