Following its rise to prominence in the 1990s work on territory, the state and urban politics continues to be a vibrant and dynamic area of academic concern. Focusing heavily on the work of one key influential figure in the development of the field - Kevin R. Cox - this volume draws together a collection of prominent and well established scholars to reflect on the development and state of the field and to establish a research agenda for future work.
Table of Contents
Contents: Preface; Introduction: Territory, the state and urban politics in critical perspective, Andrew E.G. Jonas and Andrew Wood; Part I Conceptualizing Space and Territory: from Quantitative Geography to Historical-Geographical Materialism: Kevin Cox and electoral geography, Ron Johnston and Charles Pattie; The local state and urban politics, Mark Goodwin; Marxism, space and the urban question, Kevin R. Cox. Part II Urban Politics and Local Economic Development in Territorial Context: Re-imagining local politics: territorialisation, economic development and locality, Allan Cochrane; Capital accumulation in space, capital-labour relations, and political strategy, Jamie Gough; The urban politics of global cities, Delphine Ancien; Policy transfer in space: entrepreneurial urbanism and the making up of ’urban’ politics, Kevin Ward. Part III State, Territory and Difference: Structure, agency and South Africa - some influences of (and on) Kevin Cox, Jeff McCarthy; Political geographies of capitalist development in South Africa, Alistair Fraser; ’Everyday life is situated’: politics, space and feminist theory, Kim England. Rejoinder: Territory, the state and urban politics: some reflections, Kevin R. Cox; Index.