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The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Political Geography is a must-have for students and scholars working in this area. This volume shows how long-standing concepts are undergoing rapid change, such as the broadening of agency to include children and the non-human, even as it directs our attention to central concerns that have remained pillars of political geography since its beginning, such as borders and resources. Rarely are so many leading voices gathered in a single volume, and to such effect. This should be the first port of call for any student trying to grasp the whole of the field. Jason Dittmer, University College London The Companion to Political Geography is just that, an indispensable volume or companion for any political geographer, whatever the stage of their career; a political geographers "best friend" in the process of learning and doing political geography. It blends historical scope, conceptual depth, theoretical insight, and an impressive empirical range. The Companion balances a reflection upon what has been done, with a call to what needs to be done, while serving as a theoretical and methodological guidebook for how to approach new research. It allows a reader to interpret political geography that has come before and offers meaningful signposts to what may come next. In the process it gives political geographers the ability to reflect on who they are, what they do, and for whom. Colin Flint, Utah State University These essays compellingly illustrate how exciting the field has become as they map agendas in political geography... James D Sidaway, National University of Singapore
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John Agnew is Distinguished Professor of Geography at UCLA. His research focuses on sovereignty and globalization, place and politics and the geopolitics of the world economy. He is co-editor of A Companion to Political Geography (Wiley, 2007) and the Sage Handbook of Geographical Knowledge (co-edited with David Livingstone, 2012) as well as author of Hegemony: The New Shape of Global Power (2005) and Globalization and Sovereignty (2009). Virginie Mamadouh is Associate Professor of Political and Cultural Geography at the University of Amsterdam and an editor of the international academic journal Geopolitics. Her research interestsare in European geopolitics, new media and multilingualism. She is co-editor ofThe Theory and Practice of Institutional Transplantation (withMartin de Jong and Kostas Lalenis, 2002) and Critical Essays in Human Geography (with J. Agnew, 2008). Anna J. Secor is Professor of Geography at the University of Kentucky. Her research focuses on theories of space, politics, and subjectivity. Recently she has developed ideas of topology in geography by engaging the work of Lacan, Deleuze, and Agamben. Her research on Islam, state, and society in Turkey has been funded by the National Science Foundation. Joanne Sharp is Professor of Geography at the University of Glasgow. Her research interests are in feminist, postcolonial, cultural and political geographies. She is the author of Geographies of Postcolonialism: Spaces of Power and Representation (2009) and editor of The Ashgate Research Companion to Critical Geopolitics (with Klaus Dodds and Merje Kuus, 2013).
Notes on Contributors viii 1 Introduction 1 John Agnew, Virginie Mamadouh, Anna J. Secor, and Joanne Sharp Key Concepts in Political Geography 11 2 Boundaries and Borders 13 Anne -Laure Amilhat Szary 3 Scale 26 Andrew E.G. Jonas 4 Territory beyond the Anglophone Tradition 35 Cristina Del Biaggio 5 Sovereignty 48 Joshua E. Barkan 6 The State 61 Alex Jeffrey 7 Federalism and Multilevel Governance 73 Herman van der Wusten 8 Geographies of Conflict 86 Clionadh Raleigh 9 Security 100 Lauren Martin 10 Violence 114 James Tyner 11 Justice 127 Farhana Sultana 12 Power 141 Joe Painter 13 Citizenship 152 Patricia Ehrkamp and Malene H. Jacobsen 14 The Biopolitical Imperative 165 Claudio Minca Theorizing Political Geography 187 15 Spatial Analysis 189 Andrew M. Linke and John O Loughlin 16 Radical Political Geographies 206 Simon Springer 17 Geopolitics/Critical Geopolitics 220 Sami Moisio 18 Feminist Political Geography 235 Jennifer L. Fluri 19 Postcolonialism 248 Chih Yuan Woon 20 Children s Political Geographies 265 Kirsi Pauliina Kallio and Jouni Hakli Doing Politics 279 21 Electoral Geography in the Twenty ]First Century 281 Michael Shin 22 Nation and Nationalism 297 Marco Antonsich 23 Regional Institutions 311 Merje Kuus 24 The Banality of Empire 324 Luca Muscara 25 Social Movements 339 Sara Koopman 26 Religious Movements 352 Tristan Sturm 27 Sexual Politics 366 Catherine J. Nash and Kath Browne 28 The Rise of the BRICS 379 Marcus Power 29 Social Media 393 Paul C. Adams Material Political Geographies 407 30 More -Than -Representational Political Geographies 409 Martin Muller 31 Resources 424 Kathryn Furlong and Emma S. Norman 32 Political Ecologies of the State 438 Katie Meehan and Olivia C. Molden 33 Environment: From Determinism to the Anthropocene 451 Simon Dalby 34 Financial Crises 462 Brett Christophers 35 Migration 478 Michael Samers 36 Everyday Political Geographies 493 Sara Fregonese Doing Political Geography 507 37 Academic Capitalism and the Geopolitics of Knowledge 509 Anssi Paasi Index 524