The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Political Geography

Editor/Author Agnew, John A. and Mamadouh, Virginie
Publication Year: 2015
Publisher: Wiley

Single-User Purchase Price: $195.00
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ISBN: 978-1-11-872588-7
Category: Geography
Image Count: 10
Book Status: Available
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The first Companion to Political Geography was a landmark statement about the nature of the sub-discipline that also set the research agenda for political geography. The Companion brings together the best researchers and communicators in the field, who highlight provocative theoretical and conceptual debates, and present a compendium of key worldly and intellectual developments.

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Introducing political geography
  • Outline of the book
  • Boundaries and Borders
  • Bounded thinking
  • From linear to topological limits
  • Ontology of the mobile border
  • Conclusion
  • Key Concepts in Political Geography
  • Scale
  • Cartographic and quantitative approaches to scale in political geography
  • From scale effects to scalar politics
  • Unbounding scale and politics: The rise of the relational perspective
  • Some conclusions
  • Territory beyond the Anglophone Tradition
  • The Alpine case study
  • Transgressing bounded spaces?
  • Territoire = place?
  • Networked territories and territorial networks
  • The Francophone territoire versus the Anglophone territory
  • Tied between two poles: A specific notion or a buzzword?
  • “Territory is what people make it to be”
  • Conclusion
  • Sovereignty
  • Regimes of sovereignty
  • New spaces of sovereignty
  • Political theology and the crisis of sovereignty
  • The political ontology of sovereign power
  • The State
  • Tracing the state
  • The state system
  • The state as experience
  • The waning state
  • Federalism and Multilevel Governance
  • The federal idea and its realizations
  • Multilevel governance: The concept
  • Regional authorities and governance
  • Politicization and legitimacy
  • Conclusion
  • Geographies of Conflict
  • Conflicted environments
  • Contested environments
  • Critical reflections and bridging divides
  • Security
  • Theoretical and methodological approaches to security
  • Sites of security
  • Conclusion
  • Violence
  • Direct and structural violence: An outdated binary
  • Contested definitions of violence
  • Political violence
  • State violence
  • Gender violence
  • Killing and letting die
  • Conclusion
  • Justice
  • Scope and definitional challenges
  • Rights and democracy
  • International development and global politics
  • Time, space, scale
  • Environmental justice and ethics
  • Gender justice
  • Conclusion
  • Acknowledgements
  • Power
  • Taking power seriously
  • The stuff of politics
  • Power as capacity
  • Power in concert
  • Discipline and biopower
  • Geographies of power
  • Rethinking sovereign and state power
  • Citizenship
  • Rethinking citizenship
  • The spaces of citizenship
  • Membership and (political) community
  • A crisis of citizenship or new frontiers of the political?
  • The Biopolitical Imperative
  • The biopolitical imperative
  • Geo-biopolitics
  • Geo/bio turns
  • Geo-biopolitical origins
  • Spatial Analysis
  • Timeless and constant fundamental concepts
  • Trends and changes in spatial analysis over the last decade
  • Spatial analysis of violence and public opinion in the North Caucasus of Russia
  • Conclusion
  • Acknowledgements
  • Theorizing Political Geography
  • Radical Political Geographies
  • Marxist geographies: Proletarian politics
  • Postcolonial geographies: Discursive politics
  • Anarchist geographies: Prefigurative politics
  • Conclusion
  • Geopolitics/Critical Geopolitics
  • Classical geopolitics
  • Critical geopolitics: Foundations
  • Critical geopolitics: An unfinished business
  • On the interface of critical geopolitics and cultural political economy
  • Conclusion
  • Acknowledgments
  • Feminist Political Geography
  • Gender, state, and nation
  • Public and private space
  • Borders, mobility, and security
  • Corporeal geographies
  • Methodologies and research methods
  • The future for feminist political geography
  • Postcolonialism
  • Postcolonialism: Origins and developments
  • Postcolonial political geography
  • Beyond critique: Postcolonial political geography and area studies
  • “Doing” postcolonial political geographies
  • Children's Political Geographies
  • Children in political geography
  • Politics in children's geographies
  • Geography in children's politics
  • Conclusions
  • Doing Politics
  • Electoral Geography in the Twenty-First Century
  • Mapping voters and votes
  • Geographical influences on voting
  • From votes to seats
  • Whither electoral geography?
  • Nation and Nationalism
  • The classic debate: “When” and “what” is the nation?
  • New approaches: “How” and “where” is the nation?
  • The remaking of the nation in the age of globalization
  • Conclusion
  • Regional Institutions
  • Regions and institutions beyond the state
  • Performing regions
  • Conclusion: Regions as questions
  • The Banality of Empire
  • The historic canon
  • Cold War
  • Revival of empires
  • The normative reductionism of empire
  • Social Movements
  • What is a movement, or who moves what how?
  • The spatialities of social movements
  • Spatialities of solidarity
  • The territoriality of movements
  • How geographers move with movements
  • Conclusion
  • Religious Movements
  • Definitions and caveats
  • Religious geopolitics and geopolitics of religion
  • Research possibilities
  • Conclusion
  • Sexual Politics
  • Heteronormativity
  • The geographies of sexual citizens
  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans* (LGBT) geographies
  • Ruralities and migration
  • Global queer rights claims
  • Reaffirming heteronormativities
  • Homonormativity
  • Homonationalism
  • Conclusions
  • Acknowledgments
  • The Rise of the BRICS
  • The rise of the BRICS in historical context
  • The BRICS and reform of global economic and political governance
  • Conclusions: A BRICS challenge to the established global order?
  • Social Media
  • Media affordances
  • Old new media
  • A panoply of social media
  • Microcelebrities and martyrs
  • Conclusion
  • Material Political Geographies
  • More-Than-Representational Political Geographies
  • What does it mean to be “more-than-representational”?
  • Affect and emotion
  • Assemblages
  • Presenting and presencing the more-than-representational
  • Future paths
  • Resources
  • Bringing resources into being
  • Exploiting and managing resources
  • Conclusions
  • Political Ecologies of the State
  • The resonance chamber
  • Capital and the calculus of nature
  • State subjects and the environment
  • Conclusion
  • Environment: From Determinism to the Anthropocene
  • Environment and milieu
  • Colonizing nature
  • Environmental determinism
  • Environmentalism
  • Determinism redux
  • The Anthropocene
  • Financial Crises
  • Geographies of crisis in the political-financial nexus
  • Structural political-economic foundations
  • It all comes together (or falls apart) in the eurozone
  • Conclusion
  • Migration
  • Migration, territory, and state processes
  • Migration and local states
  • Migration and national states
  • Migration, interstate relations, and global governance
  • Conclusions
  • Everyday Political Geographies
  • Beirut 2008: The little things
  • Toward everyday political geographies: The case of urban conflict
  • The everyday as more-than-human
  • (De)radicalizing Beirut
  • The everyday as more-than-state
  • Beirut's more-than state urban geopolitics
  • Conclusions
  • Acknowledgment
  • Doing Political Geography
  • Academic Capitalism and the Geopolitics of Knowledge
  • The aims and structure of the chapter
  • Globalization of science, neoliberalism, and the rise of the hegemony debate
  • X-raying the key themes of the debate
  • Marginalization
  • English as a lingua franca
  • The persistence of Anglophone hegemony
  • Conclusions