- Subject index
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.
Chapter 9: Making Space for Law
Making Space for Law
If law were a state, it would be America. Like the United States, law can lay claim to a clear self-identity, historical longevity and a powerful centralized authority. It has rigorously policed academic boundaries, with admittance only given to recognized delegates from other intellectual places, that enter on Law's terms. Geography, however, is more like the United Kingdom: while reasonably sure of itself, it laments its lost glory days, and needs to reassure itself of its standing in the academic world.
Where then is ‘law and geography’? It has not attained statehood. Its boundaries are vague and overlapping, and its population is diverse and unconsolidated. Some of its residents, in fact, have not even been told that they are ...