• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

The SAGE Handbook of Political Geography provides students of the sub-discipline with a highly contextualized and systematic overview of the latest thinking and research. Edited by key scholars, with international contributions from acknowledged authorities on the relevant research, The SAGE Handbook of Political Geography is divided into six sections: Scope and Development of Political Geography; Geographies of the State; Participation and Representation; Political Geographies of Difference; Geography, Policy, and Governance; and Global Political Geographies.

The Scope and Development of Political Geography
The scope and development of political geography
Introduction

Our objective in this first section of the Handbook is to address some of the fundamental concepts of the sub-field of political geography, and the changing ways in which they have been articulated over the course of its history. We have focused on some of the more critical and recent developments, over the last couple of decades or so, which bear a close relationship to the way in which a range of different topics are analysed in the remainder of the Handbook. These are: the state, power, gender and positionality. In keeping with the broader brief of the Handbook series, to review and anticipate developments in a field, these chapters set ...

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