• Entry
  • Reader's guide
  • Entries A-Z
  • Subject index

Taylor, Peter (1944–)

  • By: Mark de Socio
  • In: Encyclopedia of Geography
  • Edited by: Barney Warf
  • Subject:General Geography, Earth & Environmental Science

Peter J. Taylor is one of the most prominent contemporary human geographers. Born in England in 1944, he earned his BA (1966) and PhD (1970) from the University of Liverpool. His record of scholarship spans more than 40 years and currently includes more than 300 publications, some of which have been translated into as many as 23 different languages. Taylor has contributed to a range of subdisciplines within human geography, most notably in political and urban geography. Indeed, Taylor is recognized as a key figure in the development of political geography as a thriving subdiscipline and is a founding editor of the journal Political Geography.

While his contributions to political geography are myriad (indeed, the limited space afforded here cannot adequately do justice to them), he ...

    • Loading...
    locked icon

    Sign in to access this content

    Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

    • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
    • Read modern, diverse business cases
    • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles