This volume, originally published in 1968, is in two parts. The first covers various geographical aspects of the internal structure and the external relationships of states and introduces some of the concepts which are examined in specific regional context in the case studies in Part 2.
1. Introduction Charles A. Fisher Part 1: Geographical Aspects of the Structure and Inter-Relationships of States 2. Political Geography and Administrative Areas J. N. H Douglas 3. Morphology of the State Area Richard Hartshorne 4. Some Fundamental Elements in the Analysis of the Viability of States 5. Political Organizations at Higher Ranks W. Gordon East 6. The Contemporary Geopolitical Setting Saul B. Cohen Part 2: Case Studies in Decolonization 7. Malaysia Charles A. Fisher 8. Ceylon B. H. Farmer 9. The Problem of Nagaland Ulrich Schweinfru 10. Minority Unrest and Sino-Soviet Rivalry in Singkiang Michael Freeberne 11. The Evolution of the Boundary between Iraq and Iran Vahé J. Sevian 12. The Geographical Background of the Jordan Water Dispute Moshe Brawer 13. The Case of an Indeterminate Boundary Anthony S. Reyner 14. Politics and Transportation David Hilling 15. The Ewe Problem B. W. Hodder 16. Nationalism, Regionalism, and Federalism B. W. Langlands 17. The Further Partition of the Northwest Territories of Canada N. L. Nicholson Part 3: Aspects of Politico-Geographical Change in the Old World 18. A Local Perspective on Boundaries and the Frontier Zone J. W. House 19. The Russian Image of Russia Ladis K. D. Dristof