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A Companion to Political Geography

John A. Agnew (Editor), Katharyne Mitchell (Editor), Gerard Toal (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-631-22031-2
512 pages
February 2003, Wiley-Blackwell
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A Companion to Political Geography presents students and researchers with a substantial survey of this active and vibrant field.

  • Introduces the best thinking in contemporary political geography.
  • Contributions written by scholars whose work has helped to shape the discipline.
  • Includes work at the cutting edge of the field.
  • Covers the latest theoretical developments.
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Part I: Modes of Thinking.

Part II: Essentially Contested Concepts.

Part III: Critical Geopolitics.

Part IV: States, Territory, Identity.

Part V: Geographies of Political and Social Movements.

Part VI: Geographies of Environmental Politics.
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John Agnew is Professor of Geography at UCLA. His books include Human Geography (Blackwell, 1996), The United States in the World Economy, and The Geography of the World Economy.

Katharyne Mitchell is Associate Professor at the University of Washington.

Gerard Toal (Gearóid Ó Tuathail) is Professor of Geography at Virginia Tech in Northern Virginia. His books include Critical Geopolitics and The Geopolitics Reader.

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  • Introduces a wide-variety of crucial themes and developments in contemporary political geography
  • Contributions written by prominent scholars whose work has helped to shape the discipline and define directions for further research
  • Includes key debates and controversies at the cutting edge of the field
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"This book brings together some of the best writers currently working in political geography. It offers a wonderful array of challenging and provocative ideas. It pushes the boundaries of the subject by engaging with many of the key debates in contemporary social and political theory and research. Agnew, Mitchell and Toal are to be congratulated on setting an exciting and innovative agenda for the development of political geography in the future."
Joe Painter, University of Durham <!--end-->

"This is a book that simply exudes authority. It is an excellent buy that will satisfy a broad readership within and outside political geography from advanced undergraduate level upwards."
Simon Barrett, Reference Reviews

"I encourage anyone with an interest in political geography to purchase this book... There is a need for more books like this in political geography."
Progress in Human Geography

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