Now thoroughly revised and updated, this concise text offers a deeply knowledgeable and balanced history and overview of political geography since its inception in the late nineteenth century. Rather than trying to impose a single fashionable theory, leading geographers John Agnew and Luca Muscara consider the underlying role of changing geopolitical context for understanding the evolution of the discipline. The authors focus especially on reinterpretations of the post-Cold War period, exploring the renewed questioning of international borders, the emergence of the Middle East and displacement of Europe as the center of global geopolitics, the rise of China and other new powers, the reappearance of environmental issues, and the development of critical geopolitics. Offering more flexibility than a traditional core text, this book will be a valuable resource for all courses in political geography.
|Publication date:||16th February 2012|
|Author:||John Agnew, Luca Muscara|
|Publisher:||Rowman & Littlefield Publishers an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield|
John Agnew is Distinguished Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles. His books include Globalization and Sovereignty: Beyond the Territorial Trap. Luca Muscara is associate professor of political geography at the University of Molise, Italy.More About John Agnew, Luca Muscara