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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.

From La Geographie Electorale to the Politics of Democracy
From la geographie electorale to the politics of democracy

Political geography was, for much of the twentieth century, mainly associated with global or, at least, inter-state matters. This is not to say that ‘domestic’ politics of various kinds did not become an important focus. Key contributions in the 1970s and 1980s, in particular, highlighted themes of distributional conflict and socio-spatial justice, the geographical conceptualization of states and their relationships to social divisions such as class and to the organization of national, regional and urban spaces. These concerns overlapped productively with those in other sub-disciplines, especially urban and (more recently) economic geography. Not surprisingly, they reflected broader transformations in human geography, particularly the rise of critical-liberal ...

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