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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 Politics of Local and Regional Development
The politics of local and regional development
Introduction

The literature on the politics of local and regional development emerged as part of a more general concern with the political economy of capitalist development and the identification of persistent geographic as well as social-economic inequalities. It has, over the past two decades, expanded into a sizable literature that encompasses an increasing range of theoretical approaches. Nevertheless, the literature continues to reflect its roots in the political economy tradition and while this provides an intellectual coherence of sorts, it has also tended to limit the range of its substantive concerns. In disciplinary terms, the literature on the politics of local and regional development encompasses work in political, economic, and urban geography but ...

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