By Martin Jones
An creation to Political Geography maintains to supply a broad-based advent to modern political geography for college kids following undergraduate measure classes in geography and comparable topics.
The text explores the complete breadth of latest political geography, masking not just conventional issues reminiscent of the country, geopolitics, electoral geography and nationalism; but in addition expanding vital components on the state of the art of political geography learn together with globalization, the geographies of law and governance, geographies of coverage formula and supply, and issues on the intersection of political and cultural geography, together with the politics of position intake, landscapes of energy, citizenship, id 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 contemporary educational contributions and political events
- new case experiences, drawing on progressively more foreign and worldwide examples
- additional bins for key thoughts and an enlarged glossary.
As with the 1st variation, wide use is made up of case examine examples, illustrations, explanatory containers, courses to additional examining and a thesaurus of key phrases to give the cloth in an simply available demeanour. via employment of those recommendations this book introduces scholars to contributions from a number of social and political theories within the context of empirical case research examples. by means of delivering a uncomplicated creation to such ideas and pointing to pathways into extra professional fabric, this publication 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 expert 3rd 12 months courses.
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This had enormous implications for the notion of territoriality within the Soviet Union, leading to sustained attempts to dissolve ‘town–country’ and ‘region–region’ differences within the country. In this ‘grand plan’ for the development of the Soviet state, little attention was paid to spatial variations in society and culture. The key factor that underpinned this drive was the vision of a homogeneous, and therefore ‘legible’, Soviet communist territory. Second, the creation of a homogeneous state territory could occur through negotiation between the centre and the periphery.
States require information about their population, their resources and their land in order to develop higher levels of bureaucratic control. In the same vein, the formation of state bureaucracies enables the development of more sophisticated means of monitoring the state’s population and territory. This type of state–society relation is portrayed chillingly in George Orwell’s famous novel, Nineteen Eighty-four (1949). As well as collecting information about the state’s population and territory, another important aspect of the growth of state power during this period relates to the production of certain knowledges.
As was discussed in Chapter 2, from about the sixteenth century onwards the nation-state began to assert itself as the most important political unit on the world map. At the same time, nation-states also began to attempt to control other lands throughout the world. This occurred in the context of the creation of empires. The relationship between states and empires is, at first glance, relatively straightforward. Empires are said to be constituted as a result of formal and/or informal relationships of domination between different states.
An Introduction to Political Geography: Space, Place and Politics by Martin Jones