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  • Borderlandsby Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly

    University of Ottawa Press 2007; US$ 16.99

    Border security has been high on public-policy agendas in Europe and North America since the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Centre in New York City and on the headquarters of the American military in Washington DC. Governments are now confronted with managing secure borders, a policy objective that in this era of increased free trade... more...

  • Geopolitics: A Guide to the Issuesby Bert Chapman

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 55.00

    An important book on a topic that has been neglected for too long, Geopolitics: A Guide to the Issues will provide readers with an enhanced understanding of how geography influences personal, national, and international economics, politics, and security. The work begins with the history of geopolitics from the late 19th century to the present, then... more...

  • Bordering and Ordering the Twenty-first Centuryby Gabriel Popescu

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 37.99

    This timely book introduces readers to the central question of borders in the twenty-first century. After familiarizing readers with border thinking and making from antiquity to the present, Gabriel Popescu turns a critical eye on current concepts, processes, and contexts. Assessing the latest theoretical approaches to border studies, the author... more...

  • Subverting Bordersby Bettina Bruns; Judith Miggelbrink

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2011; US$ 49.88

    Small-scale trade and smuggling are part of everyday life at many borders. These trading activities often compensate for economic shortage that many households are suffering from in consequence of e.g. political transformation processes. Despite of the diversity of transborder small-scale trade and smuggling and their wide dispersion, not only in Europe,... more...

  • Theorizing Medieval Geopoliticsby Andrew Latham

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 44.95

    Over the past two decades or so, medieval geopolitics have come to occupy an increasingly prominent place in the collective imagination?and writings?of International Relations scholars. Although these accounts differ significantly in terms of their respective analytical assumptions, theoretical concerns and scholarly contributions, they share at least... more...

  • Territoriesby David Storey

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 59.95

    Politics and political relationships underpin the world we live in. From the division of the earth?s surface into separate states to the placement of ?keep out? signs, territorial strategies to control geographic space can be used to assert, maintain or resist power and as a force for oppression or liberation. Forms of exclusion can be consolidated... more...

  • The New Violent Cartographyby Samson Opondo; Michael J. Shapiro

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    This edited volume seeks to propose and examine different, though related, critical responses to modern cultures of war among other cultural practices of statecraft. Taken together, these essays present a space of creative engagement with the political and draw on a broad range of cultural contexts and genres of expressions to provoke the thinking... more...

  • Toward a Geopolitics of Hopeby William H. Thornton; Songok Han Thornton

    SAGE India 2012; US$ 40.00

    Toward a Geopolitics of Hope posits a world order marked less by univocal “globalization” than by a grating geopolitics of rival capitalisms. Now that China, Russia, and much of the undemocratic developing world have embraced capitalism, this new Second World can no longer be regarded as a fleeting phenomenon. Globalization turns out to be... more...

  • Conquestby David Day

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 18.99

    The history of the world has been the history of peoples on the move, as they occupy new lands and establish their claims over them. Almost invariably, this has meant the violent dispossession of the previous inhabitants. Whether it is the Normans in England, the Chinese in Tibet, the Germans in Poland, the Indonesians in West Papua, or the British... more...

  • The Birth of Territoryby Stuart Elden

    University of Chicago Press 2013; US$ 90.00

    Territory is one of the central political concepts of the modern world and, indeed, functions as the primary way the world is divided and controlled politically. Yet territory has not received the critical attention afforded to other crucial concepts such as sovereignty, rights, and justice. While territory continues to matter politically, and territorial... more...