Geography and Political Power: The Geography of Nations and States, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Geography and Political Power

The Geography of Nations and States, 1st Edition

By Peter M. Slowe


210 pages

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Focusing on the relationship between geography and power, this book, originally published in 1990, isolates five sources of political power – might, right, nationhood, legality and legitimacy – and demonstrtes the centrality of geography to the argument of each case. The author stresses the value of geographical expertise to political decision-making and illustrates this through the use of case—studies. His analysis of the sources of power goes deep into an understanding of politics and explores the implications for geography of political thought.

Table of Contents

1. Power Through Might 2. Power through Right 3. Power Through Nationhood 4. Power Through Legality 5. Power Through Legitimacy.

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Routledge Library Editions: Human Geography

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography