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A Companion to Political Geography (Blackwell Companions to by John A. Agnew, Katharyne Mitchell, Gerard Toal

By John A. Agnew, Katharyne Mitchell, Gerard Toal

A spouse to Political Geography offers scholars and researchers with a considerable survey of this lively and colourful field.Introduces the simplest pondering in modern political geography. Contributions written through students whose paintings has helped to form the self-discipline. contains paintings on the leading edge of the sphere. Covers the newest theoretical advancements.

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Geography's relative abandonment of its spatial analysis/GIS birthright is allowing other disciplines to fill the labor and market niches. Unfortunately, a gap developed early between GIS technology and spatial analytical methods and only in the past few years has a sustained effort been made to re-link them so that spatial analysis does not remain an afterthought in a GIS environment. 3 Longley and Batty (1996, p. " Political geography stands at a similar junction. Big Social Science Questions and Political Geography Spatial analysis obviously requires some sort of spatially-coded data; these are most commonly areal (also called polygonal) data.

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Turner's environmentalism was clearly apparent in his argument that the empty continental spaces of the American wilderness had themselves given rise to a social specimen superior to its European antecedents. America was a fresh and a new 22 MARK BASSIN nation, energetic, unrestrained, and above all unencumbered by the "tyranny of Old World custom and traditions" (Turner, 1965b, p. 140). The development of the New World was to be understood in terms of a frontier which, as it advanced ever further to the west, had engendered "a steady movement away from the influence of Europe, a steady growth of independence on American lines" (Turner, 1963, p.

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