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

By John A. Agnew, Katharyne Mitchell, Gerard Toal

A spouse to Political Geography provides scholars and researchers with a considerable survey of this energetic and colourful box.

  • Introduces the easiest considering in modern political geography.
  • Contributions written by means of students whose paintings has helped to form the self-discipline.
  • Includes paintings on the leading edge of the sphere.
  • Covers the most recent theoretical developments.

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Der Lebensraum. Eine biogeographische Studie. In K. BuÈcher et al. ) Festgaben fuÈr Albert SchaÈffle zur siebenzigsten Wiederkehr seines Begurtstags am 24 Februar 1901. TuÈbingen: Verlag der Laupp'schen Buchhandlung, 101±89. Ratzel, F. 1901±02. Die Erde und das Leben. Eine vergleichende Erdkunde, 2 vols. Leipzig/ Vienna: Bibliographisches Institut. Ratzel, F. 1906. Flottenfrage und Weltlage. In Kleine Schriften. Munich/Berlin: Oldenbourg, vol. II, 375±81. Ratzel, F. 1923. Politische Geographie, oder die Geographie der Staaten, des Verkehrs, und des Kriges, 3rd edn.

8). Composed of coalesced homogenous populations of human individuals, he argued, the state not only bore a morphological resemblance to forests or herds, but operated according to the same laws of development (Ratzel, 1897, p. 11; 1899± 1912, I, p. 2). The state organism was based on a certain defined territorial expanse ± a Lebensraum ± in which a certain level of sustenance was available. A human society could consolidate and develop on the basis of this level. The correspondence between human population and territory was dynamic, however, and was bound to be upset as the former grew, resulting in an increased demand for sustenance, which meant a greater space-need (Ratzel, 1896, p.

Bassin, M. 1996. Nature, geopolitics, and Marxism: ecological contestations in the Weimar Republic. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 21, 315±41. Bensen, L. 1980. Achille Loria's Influence on American Economic Thought: including his contributions to the Frontier Hypothesis. In Turner and Beard: American Historical Writing Reconsidered. Westport, CN: Greenwood, 2±40. Bergevin, J. 1992. DeÂterminisme et geÂographie. HeÂrodote, Strabon, Albert le Grand, et Sebastian MuÈnster. Sainte-Foy: Presses de l'Universite Laval.

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