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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.

The State in Political Ecology: A Postcard to Political Geography from the Field
The state in political ecology: A postcard to political geography from the field
Introduction

Between the years 1975 and 2000, India became the second-largest borrower from the World Bank Group1 in the forestry sector, amassing debts of $830 million to fund programs in the areas of ‘technical assistance, ‘community forestry, and ‘social forestry. These programs are administered largely through state forestry agencies under the umbrella direction of the Government of India's Ministry of Environment and Forests, since, like most underdeveloped nations, roughly 90 percent of the country's 64 million hectares of forest are under state control. The collective goals of this state effort — to halt forest degradation, enhance and extend forest cover, and ...

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