Taylor, Peter (1944–)

Peter J. Taylor is one of the most prominent contemporary human geographers. Born in England in 1944, he earned his BA (1966) and PhD (1970) from the University of Liverpool. His record of scholarship spans more than 40 years and currently includes more than 300 publications, some of which have been translated into as many as 23 different languages. Taylor has contributed to a range of subdisciplines within human geography, most notably in political and urban geography. Indeed, Taylor is recognized as a key figure in the development of political geography as a thriving subdiscipline and is a founding editor of the journal Political Geography.

While his contributions to political geography are myriad (indeed, the limited space afforded here cannot adequately do justice to them), he ...

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