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The Geography of Defence

1st Edition

Edited by Michael Bateman, Raymond Riley


238 pages

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Defence against military attack has had a considerable geographical impact. Urban morphology frequently owes more to the defence function than to any other, whilst local, regional and national economies are often intricately dependent on defence expenditure. It is also clear that the social geography of cities, both recently and in the past, has been affected by the presence of the military. Despite its importance, defence as a major government function has not been the focus of geographical analysis in the same way as housing , transport, health or education. This volume redresses this imbalance by demonstrating the geographical importance of defence in these vital areas.

Table of Contents

1. The Geography of Defence – An Overview Michael Bateman 2. Urban Form and the Defence Functions of Cities Gregory Ashworth 3. Military and Naval Land Use As a Determinant of Urban Development – The Case of Portsmouth Raymond Riley 4. The Defence Town in Crisis: The Paradox of the Tourism Strategy John Bradbeer and Graham Moon 5. Government and the Specialized Military Town: The Impact of Defence Policy on Urban Social Structure in the Nineteenth Century Trevor Harris 6. The Evolution of a Naval Shipbuilding Firm in a Small Economy: Vickers at Barrow-in-Furness Keith Grime 7. Married Quarters in England and Wales: A Census Analysis and Commentary Kelvyn Jones 8. British Overseas Military Expenditure and the Balance of Payments Michael Asteris 9. Military Training in National Parks: A Question of Land Use Conflict and National Priorities Mark Blacksell and Fiona Reynolds

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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