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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.

Feminist Transformations of Political Geography
Feminist transformations of political geography
Introduction

A vibrant and burgeoning contribution by feminist scholars to political geography (Brown and Staeheli, 2003; Staeheli et al., 2004;1 Sharp, 2003a, 2003b), two successive presentations at the Political Geography lecture of the Association of American Geographers in 2003 (Marston, 2004) and 2004 (Smith, 2005b) by geographers strongly influenced by feminism, and the inclusion of a section on state/nation in a recent Companion to Feminist Geography (Nelson and Saeger, 2005), all these developments would seem to augur well for closer intellectual interaction between feminist and political geographies. Among other things they seem to have begun to lay the basis of a closer engagement between the two fields. Yet this is in contrast to a more pessimistic evaluation ...

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