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State / Space: A Reader

State / Space: A Reader

Neil Brenner (Editor), Bob Jessop (Editor), Martin Jones (Editor), Gordon Macleod (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-631-23033-5

Jan 2003

368 pages

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$157.95

Description

This groundbreaking, interdisciplinary volume brings together diverse analyses of state space in historical and contemporary capitalism.

  • The first volume to present an accessible yet challenging overview of the changing geographies of state power under capitalism.
  • A unique, interdisciplinary collection of contributions by major theorists and analysts of state spatial restructuring in the current era.
  • Investigates some of the new political spaces that are emerging under contemporary conditions of ‘globalization'.
  • Explores state restructuring on multiple spatial scales, and from a range of theoretical, methodological and empirical perspectives.
  • Covers a range of topical issues in contemporary geographical political economy.
  • Contains case study material on Western Europe, North America and East Asia, as well as parts of Africa and South America.
Acknowledgments.

Introduction: State Space in Question: Neil Brenner, Bob Jessop, Martin Jones, Gordon MacLeod (New York University; Lancaster University; University of Wales Aberystwyth; University of Durham).

Part I: Theoretical Foundations:.

1 Exploration, Cartography and the Modernization of State Power: Marcelo Escolar (Director of the Institute de Geografía).

2 The Autonomous Power of the State: Michael Mann (University of Virginia).

3 The Nation: Nicos Poulantzas.

4 Space and the State: Henri Lefebrve.

5 The State as Container: Territoriality in the Modern World System: Peter J. Taylor (University of Newcastle).

Part II: Remaking State Territorialities:.

6 The State of Globalization: Towards a Theory of State Transformation: Martin Shaw (University of Sussex).

7 The Rise of East Asia and the Withering Away of the Interstate System: Giovanni Arrighi (The Johns Hopkins University).

8 The Struggle over European Order: Transnational Class Agency in the Making of 'Embedded Neo-Liberalism'': Bastian Van Apeldoorn.

9 The Imagined Economy: Mapping Transformations in the Contemporary State: Angus Cameron and Ronen Palan (University of Leicester; University of Sussex).

10 Debordering the World of States Towards a Multi-Level System in Europe and a Multi-Polity System in North America? Insights from Border Regions: Joachim K. Blatter (University of Konstanz).

11 Re-articulating Spatial Scale and Temporal Horizons of Trans-border Spaces: Ngai-Ling Sum (University of Lancashire).

Part III: Reshaping Political Spaces:.

12 Remaking Scale: Competition and Cooperation in Prenational and Postnational Europe: Neil Smith (Graduate Center and Hunter College).

13 The National and the Regional: Their Autonomy vis-à-vis the Capitalist World Crisis: Alain Lipietz.

14 The Invention of Regions: political restructuring and territorial government in Western Europe: Michael Keating.

15 Globalization Makes States: Local Governance in the Age of the World City: Roger Keil.

16 Cities and Citizenship: James Holston and Arjun Appadurai (University of California, San Diego: University of Chicago).

17 Citizenship, Territoriality and the Gendered Construction of Difference: Nira Yuval-Davis.

18 Shadows and Sovereigns: Caroline Nordstrom.

Subject Index.

Name Index.

""This useful and interesting reader addresses an emergent research agenda on the production and transformation of state space"" Johanna Kantola, Univeristy of Bristol

  • The first volume to present an accessible yet challenging overview of the changing geographies of state power under capitalism.

  • A unique, interdisciplinary collection of contributions by major theorists and analysts of state spatial restructuring in the current era.

  • Investigates some of the new political spaces that are emerging under contemporary conditions of ‘globalization'.

  • Explores state restructuring on multiple spatial scales, and from a range of theoretical, methodological and empirical perspectives.

  • Covers a range of topical issues in contemporary geographical political economy.

  • Contains case study material on Western Europe, North America and East Asia, as well as parts of Africa and South America.