Hegemony, Territory and International Political Economy
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Mastering Space by John Agnew
Book DescriptionFor over two hundred years the domination of some countries by others has been intrinsic to international relations, with national economic and political strength viewed as essential to a nation's survival and global position. Mastering Space identifies the essential features of this "state-centredness" and suggests an optimistic alternative more in keeping with the contemporary post-Cold War climate. Drawing on recent geopolitical thinking, the authors claim that the dynamism of the international political economy has been obscured through excessive attention on the state as an unchanging actor. Dealing with such topical issues as Japan's rise to economic dominance and America's perceived decline, as well as the global impact of continued geographical change, the book discusses the role of geographical organization in the global political economy, and the impact of increasing economic globalisation and political fragmentation in future international relations. The authors identify the present time as crucial to the global political economy, and explore the possibilities of moving the world from mastering space to real reciprocity between peoples and places. John Agnew is a Professor of Geography at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University. Stuart Corbridge is a lecturer in Geography at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Sidney Sussex College.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415094344
(234mm x 156mm x 15mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 9-Mar-1995
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Marshall Plan Today, Hardback (June 2004)
This book goes beyond diplomatic history to place the Marshall Plan in the context of both the political economy of late 20th century Europe and the impact of American models of business and government that came with the Plan.
Geopolitics, Paperback (August 2003)» View all books by John Agnew
"Geopolitics" provides an analysis of how world politics has come to be practiced the way it has, identifying and arguing for an alternative, given the costs visited on the world in the 20th century by the practice of the modern geographical imagination.
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