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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.

Global Environmental Politics
Global environmental politics
Introduction

Global environmental politics has a very long history. It stretches back at least through the period of European colonialism, when colonizers appropriated land, created large mines, turned functioning ecosystems into agricultural plantations, and transported plants and animals around the world (Crosby, 1972; Mintz, 1985; Juma, 1989). Some of this was done explicitly in the name of ‘conservation, for example as people were removed from land to create parks in eastern Africa or forbidden to use forests in Indonesia (Peluso, 1992; Neumann, 1998). In another sense, however, global environmental politics is a much more recent phenomenon, stretching back less than forty years, rooted in modern environmentalism with its emphasis on the ‘global environment as an object of concern. This idea arose ...

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