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Geography and political power : the geography of nations and states

Author: Peter M Slowe
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Using case studies, the author isolates five sources of political power - might, right, nationhood, legality, legitimacy - and demonstrates the centrality of geography to the argument of each case.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Slowe, Peter M.
Geography and political power.
London ; New York : Routledge, 1990
(OCoLC)551330147
Online version:
Slowe, Peter M.
Geography and political power.
London ; New York : Routledge, 1990
(OCoLC)607814092
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter M Slowe
ISBN: 0415039126 9780415039123
OCLC Number: 19922844
Description: xiii, 210 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: PART 1: Power through might --
Introduction --
The philosophy of power through might --
The psychology of power through might --
Case-study 1.1: Nazi Germany --
Case-study 1.2: Amazonas --
Case-study 1.3: South Africa and Namibia --
Case-study 1.4: The Western Front in the First World War --
PART 2: Power through right --
The philosophy of power through right --
A focus for power through right: the territorial state --
Case-study 2.1: The Holy Land --
Case-study 2.2: The Falklands --
Case-study 2.3: Grenada --
Case-study 2.4: Northern Ireland --
PART 3: Power through nationhood --
The philosophy of power through nationhood --
Nationhood and the state --
Case-study 3.1: England after the Normand Conquest --
Case-study 3.2: Pre-colonial nationhood in Guinea --
Case-study 3.3: Integration and nationhood in Toure's Guinea --
Case-study 3.4: Disintegration, reintegreaton, and nationhood in Conte's Guinea --
PART 4: Power through legality --
The philosophy of power through legality --
The nature of state boundaries --
Case-study 4.1: The Sino-Soviet boundary dispute --
Case-study 4.2: A federal boundary (Britain-Channel Islands) --
Case-study 4.3: Western Sahara --
Case-study 4.4: The end of the partition of Jerusalem --
PART 5: Power through legitimacy --
The philosophy of power through legitimacy --
Neo-imperialism: the legitimation of the power of the developed world --
Case-study 5.1: Ethiopia --
Case-study 5.2: Hegemony and town planning --
Case-study 5.3: Hip Hop --
Case-study 5.4: Albania.
Responsibility: Peter M. Slowe.

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