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Since the 1970s, the field of political geography has undergone a significant transformation, where new methodologies have been implemented to investigate the exercise of the power of the state within the urban environment. First published in 1985, the essays in this collection addressed the growing need to assess the academic revisions that had been taking place and provide a reference point for future developments in the discipline. Still of great relevance, the essays consider the most prominent themes in areas of key importance to political geography, including theory and methodology, minority groups, local government and the geography of elections. This volume will be of significant value for students of political geography, urban demography and town planning.
List of Figures; List of Tables; Preface; Introduction; 1. Theory and Methodology in Political Geography J. C. Archer and F. M. Shelley 2. Geopolitics S. D. Brunn and K. A. Mingst 3. Conflict Between States J. N. H. Douglas 4. Minority Groups in the Modern State C. H. Williams 5. Local Government and the State R. J. Johnston 6. Urban Political Processes and Resource Allocation A. Burnett 7. Local Demography in the City R. Paddison 8. The Geography of Elections P. J. Taylor; Notes on Contributors; Index
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