Spaces of Democracy: Geographical Perspectives on Citizenship, Participation and Representation
Publication Year: 2004
'This volume successfully exposes the "ghostly presence" of democracy in the field of geography and shows the value of thinking about democracy geographically. It is a major contribution to serious examination of a normative political issue from a geographical perspective. This is welcome above all because geography is a field whose cultural and economic branches, though often claiming the appellation "critical", are currently dominated by unexamined radical political fantasies' - John Agnew, University of California, Los Angeles In an historically unprecedented way, democracy is now increasingly seen as a universal model of legitimate rule.This work addresses the key question: How can democracy be understood in theory and in practise? In three thematically organised sections, Spaces of Democracy uses a critical geographical imagination (informed by thinking ...
- Front Matter
- Subject Index
Part I: Elections, Voting and Representation
- Chapter 2: Global Democratization: Measuring and Explaining the Diffusion of Democracy
- Chapter 3: Electoral Geography in Electoral Studies: Putting Voters in Their Place
- Chapter 4: Representation, Law and Redistricting in the United States
Part II: Democracy, Citizenship and Scale
- Chapter 5: Citizens and the State: Citizenship Formations in Space and Time
- Chapter 6: Open Borders and Free Population Movement: A Challenge for Liberalism
- Chapter 7: Cities as Spaces of Democracy: Complexity, Scale and Governance
Part III: Making Democratic Spaces
- Chapter 8: Spaces of Public and Private: Locating Politics
- Chapter 9: The Geopolitics of Democracy and Citizenship in Latin America
- Chapter 10: Media, Democracy and Representation: Disembodying the Public
- Chapter 11: Cultures of Democracy: Spaces of Democratic Possibility
- Chapter 12: Spaces of Mobilization: Transnational Social Movements
Editorial arrangement, Chapter 1 © Clive Barnett and Murray Low 2004
Chapter 2 © John O'Loughlin 2004
Chapter 3 © Ron Johnston and Charles Pattle 2004
Chapter 4 © Richard L. Morrill 2004
Chapter 5 © Sallie A. Marston and Katharyne Mitchell 2004
Chapter 6 © David M. Smith 2004
Chapter 7 © Murray Low 2004
Chapter 8 © Lynn A. Staeheli and Don Mitchell 2004
Chapter 9 © Gareth A. Jones 2004
Chapter 10 © Clive Barnett 2004
Chapter 11 © Sophie Watson 2004
Chapter 12 © Bryon Miller 2004
First published 2004
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List of Contributors[Page vii]
Clive Barnett is Lecturer in Human Geography, Faculty of Social Sciences, Open University, Milton Keynes.
Ron Johnston is Professor of Geography, School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol.
Gareth A. Jones is Senior Lecturer in Development Geography, Department of Geography and Environment, London School of Economics and Political Science.
Murray Low is Lecturer in Human Geography, Department of Geography and Environment, London School of Economics and Political Science.
Sallie A. Marston is Professor of Geography, Department of Geography and Regional Development, University of Arizona, Tuscon.
Byron Miller is Associate Professor and Director of the Urban Studies Programme, University of Calgary, Alberta.
Richard L. Morrill is Professor Emeritus, Department of Geography, University of Washington, Seattle.
Don Mitchell is Professor of Geography, Department of Geography, Syracuse University, Syracuse.
Katharyne Mitchell is Associate Professor of Geography, Department of Geography University of Washington, Seattle.
John O'Loughlin is Professor of Geography, Department of Geography, University of Colorado, Boulder.
Charles Pattie is Professor of Geography, Department of Geography, University of Sheffield.
David M. Smith is Professor Emeritus, Department of Geography, Queen Mary University of London.
[Page viii]Lynn A. Staeheli is Professor, Department of Geography, University of Colorado, Boulder.
Sophie Watson is Professor of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Open University Milton Keynes.
This volume grew out of sessions at the Annual Meetings of the Royal Geographical Society-Institute of British Geographers at The University of Sussex in Brighton, and the Association of American Geographers in Pittsburgh, both in 2000. We would like to thank all those who took part on those occasions. We would also like to thank Drew Ellis and Jonathan Tooby of the School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol, for preparing the maps and figures. We would like to thank Robert Rojek at Sage for his help during the preparation of the book. Finally, we would like to thank Julie McLaren and Abbey Halcli for their support and encouragement throughout.CliveBarnett and MurrayLow