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The politics of localization: from depoliticizing development to politicizing democracy

Mohan, Giles and Stokke, Kristian (2008). The politics of localization: from depoliticizing development to politicizing democracy. In: Cox, Kevin; Low, Murray and Robinson, Jennifer eds. The SAGE Handbook of Political Geography. London, UK: Sage Publications, pp. 545–562.

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Abstract

About the book: 'This unique book is a true encyclopedia of political geography. It gives a comprehensive outlook of its origin, objectives, history, and content. The Handbook focuses on three cornerstone themes – the state, power, gender and positionality, and offers an excellent panorama of contemporary political geography in relation with other branches of human geography and social science as a whole. The volume is a result of cooperation between a big international team of well known geographers, including scholars beyond the Anglo-American world. Brief, the Handbook clearly proves that political geography is not only about a ‘territorial aspect’ of political science or international relations. It is now a well established and relevant academic discipline having its own methods, categories and theories, taught in hundreds of universities all over the world'

Item Type: Book Chapter
Copyright Holders: 2008 The Authors
ISBN: 0-7619-4327-7, 978-0-7619-4327-3
Keywords: politics; geography; decentralisation; localism; democracy
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Engineering & Innovation
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)
OpenSpace Research Centre (OSRC)
Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
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Item ID: 9290
Depositing User: Giles Mohan
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2007
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2012 14:40
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/9290
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