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The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Political Geography aims to account for the intellectual and worldly developments that have taken place in and around political geography in the last 10 years. Bringing together established names in the field as well as new scholars, it highlights provocative theoretical and conceptual debates on political geography from a range of global perspectives. Discusses the latest developments and places increased emphasis on modes of thinking, contested key concepts, and on geopolitics, climate change and terrorismExplores the influence of the practice-based methods in geography and concepts including postcolonialism, feminist geographies, the notion of the Anthropocene, and new understandings of the role of non-human actors in networks of powerOffers an accessible introduction to political geography for those in allied fields including political science, international relations, and sociology
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Notes on Contributors viii 1 Introduction 1John Agnew, Virginie Mamadouh, Anna J. Secor, and Joanne Sharp Key Concepts in Political Geography 11 2 Boundaries and Borders 13Anne -Laure Amilhat Szary 3 Scale 26Andrew E.G. Jonas 4 Territory beyond the Anglophone Tradition 35Cristina Del Biaggio 5 Sovereignty 48Joshua E. Barkan 6 The State 61Alex Jeffrey 7 Federalism and Multilevel Governance 73Herman van der Wusten 8 Geographies of Conflict 86Clionadh Raleigh 9 Security 100Lauren Martin 10 Violence 114James Tyner 11 Justice 127Farhana Sultana 12 Power 141Joe Painter 13 Citizenship 152Patricia Ehrkamp and Malene H. Jacobsen 14 The Biopolitical Imperative 165Claudio Minca Theorizing Political Geography 187 15 Spatial Analysis 189Andrew M. Linke and John O Loughlin 16 Radical Political Geographies 206Simon Springer 17 Geopolitics/Critical Geopolitics 220Sami Moisio 18 Feminist Political Geography 235Jennifer L. Fluri 19 Postcolonialism 248Chih Yuan Woon 20 Children s Political Geographies 265Kirsi Pauliina Kallio and Jouni Hakli Doing Politics 279 21 Electoral Geography in the Twenty ]First Century 281Michael Shin 22 Nation and Nationalism 297Marco Antonsich 23 Regional Institutions 311Merje Kuus 24 The Banality of Empire 324Luca Muscara 25 Social Movements 339Sara Koopman 26 Religious Movements 352Tristan Sturm 27 Sexual Politics 366Catherine J. Nash and Kath Browne 28 The Rise of the BRICS 379Marcus Power 29 Social Media 393Paul C. Adams Material Political Geographies 407 30 More -Than -Representational Political Geographies 409Martin Muller 31 Resources 424Kathryn Furlong and Emma S. Norman 32 Political Ecologies of the State 438Katie Meehan and Olivia C. Molden 33 Environment: From Determinism to the Anthropocene 451Simon Dalby 34 Financial Crises 462Brett Christophers 35 Migration 478Michael Samers 36 Everyday Political Geographies 493Sara Fregonese Doing Political Geography 507 37 Academic Capitalism and the Geopolitics of Knowledge 509Anssi Paasi Index 524

About the Author

John Agnew is Distinguished Professor of Geography at the University of California, Los Angeles. He has taught at a number of universities including Syracuse University, the University of Chicago, and the University of Siena. He has authored or co-authored numerous books including Berlusconi's Italy: Mapping Contemporary Italian Politics (2008) and Globalization and Sovereignty (2009). He is co-editor of the Wiley Blackwell Companion to Human Geography (2011). 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 interests are in European geopolitics, new media and multilingualism. She is co-editor of The Theory and Practice of Institutional Transplantation (with Martin de Jong and Kostas Lalenis, 2002), Critical Essays in Human Geography (with J. Agnew, 2008), and Urban Europe: Fifty tales of the city (with A. van Wageningen, 2016). Anna J. Secor is Professor of Geography at the University of Kentucky and the Hajja Razia Sharif Sheikh Professor of Islamic Studies. 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).

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