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Global, national and local

Peter J. Taylor

in A Century of British Geography

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262863
eISBN:
9780191734076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262863.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Population and Demography

This chapter describes how the concept of geographical scale has been handled in British geography over the last century. With geography meaning, literally, ‘writing about the Earth’, it would seem ... More


The Challenge of State-Building in Africa

Jeffrey Herbst

in States and Power in Africa: Comparative Lessons in Authority and Control

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164137
eISBN:
9781400852321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164137.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines three sets of issues that present a challenge to state-building in Africa: the cost of expanding the domestic power infrastructure; the nature of national boundaries; and the ... More


Geopolitics and Empire

Gerry Kearns

in Geopolitics and Empire: The Legacy of Halford Mackinder

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199230112
eISBN:
9780191696411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230112.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter sets out some of the implications of this recurring set of relations between geopolitics and Empire, and notes that the relationship between imperialism and geopolitics was widely ... More


Deep South Enclaves on the Eve of the Transition

Robert Mickey

in Paths Out of Dixie: The Democratization of Authoritarian Enclaves in America's Deep South, 1944-1972

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691133386
eISBN:
9781400838783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691133386.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines four important features of Deep South authoritarian enclaves on the eve of the transition: their political geography, centralization of political authority, party factionalism, ... More


Remember the Ladies: Competition and Mobilization in the United States

Dawn Langan Teele

in Forging the Franchise

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691180267
eISBN:
9780691184272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691180267.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter presents a case study of women's enfranchisement in the United States. It argues that the formation of a broad coalition of women, symbolized by growing membership in a large ... More


The National Economy and the Sovereign State

Allen J. Scott

in Regions and the World Economy: The Coming Shape of Global Production, Competition, and Political Order

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198296584
eISBN:
9780191685255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296584.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Political Economy

The national economy and the sovereign state — the highest social entity personifications of economic and political life respectively — have such a strong relationship that national economy may even ... More


The Nomos of the Cloud

Benjamin H. Bratton

in The Stack: On Software and Sovereignty

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262029575
eISBN:
9780262330183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029575.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter considers the history and future of political geography, particularly in relation to Carl Schmitt’s notion of the nomos. Nomos refers to both the essential logic by which political ... More


The Regna

S. E. Finer

in The History of Government from the Earliest Times: Volume II: The Intermediate Ages

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207900
eISBN:
9780191677854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207900.003.0008
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

A kingdom was, by definition, a territorial unit acknowledging a king as its supreme political authority. To the extent that it became the unique organizing principle in society, feudalism denatured ... More


A ganar la calle: The October Strike and the Struggle for the Streets

Camilo D. Trumper

in Ephemeral Histories: Public Art, Politics, and the Struggle for the Streets in Chile

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520289901
eISBN:
9780520964303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520289901.003.0004
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Chapter 3 rounds out this analysis by investigating the month-long October 1972 Trucker’s or Boss’s strike. It looks at how this mobilization in opposition to Allende created new sites, forms, and ... More


Perpetual Reducción in a Land of Frontiers

Joel Robbins

in Converting Words: Maya in the Age of the Cross

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520257702
eISBN:
9780520944916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257702.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

The Maya were highly organized before the arrival of the Spanish—especially prior to but also after the demise of the Mayapán confederacy in the mid-thirteenth century. Given the accumulated ... More


Native Wales, 1172–1240

R. R. Davies

in The Age of Conquest: Wales 1063-1415

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208785
eISBN:
9780191678141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208785.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

By the 1170s, the area of Wales still subject to native rule had assumed the form that it was to retain for the most part until 1277. It covered well over half of the surface area of Wales, though in ... More


South Africa: saving the White voters from being ‘utterly swamped’

Julie Evans, Patricia Grimshaw, David Philips, and Shurlee Swain

in Equal Subjects, Unequal Rights: Indigenous People in British Settler Colonies, 1830-1910

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719060038
eISBN:
9781781700334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719060038.003.0008
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter focuses on the voting rights and political outcomes of the intensified appropriation of Indigenous lands by British settler colonists in South Africa from the 1870s to 1910. By the ... More


Landscape and Culture

Arvid Nelson

in Cold War Ecology: Forests, Farms, and People in the East German Landscape, 1945-1989

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300106602
eISBN:
9780300130300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300106602.003.0002
Subject:
History, Environmental History

In this chapter, the author narrates his trip to East Germany in the early days after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. He made observations of marshes, forests, and wetlands as well as the old ... More


Borderlands as Modern Homelands? Mapping Ukraine and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania

in Mapping Europe's Borderlands: Russian Cartography in the Age of Empire

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226744254
eISBN:
9780226744278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226744278.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter focuses on opportunities (or lack thereof) for Ukrainians, Lithuanians, and Belarusians in political geography—in short, territorial space rather than historical time. Most borderlanders ... More


The theoretical challenge of devolution and constitutional change

Mark Goodwin, Martin Jones, and Rhys Jones

in Rescaling the state: Devolution and the geographies of economic governance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719076374
eISBN:
9781781706060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719076374.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter assesses a range of theoretical developments in the field of state restructuring, concentrating especially on those which have been used to understand economic governance. The chapter ... More


Remapping India: New States and Their Political Origins

Louise Tillin

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199336036
eISBN:
9780199388172
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199336036.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

There is widespread consensus today that the constitutional flexibility to alter state boundaries has bolstered the stability of India’s democracy. Yet debates persist about whether more states ... More


The Third Way: The Theory of Affective Intelligence and American Democracy

Michael Mackuen, George E. Marcus, W. Russell Neuman, and Luke Keele

in The Affect Effect: Dynamics of Emotion in Political Thinking and Behavior

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226574417
eISBN:
9780226574431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226574431.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter provides the most recent stage of evolution of one of the earliest theories in political science—the theory of affective intelligence—and introduces a restatement of the theory, ... More


Introduction: the argument being made in this book

Jane Wills

in Locating Localism: Statecraft, Citizenship and Democracy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781447323037
eISBN:
9781447323051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447323037.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter introduces the key arguments of the book. It outlines the challenges faced in efforts to devolve political power within a polity. It contrasts the new localist statecraft with the ... More


Democratization and Geography

Jack Corbett and Wouter Veenendaal

in Democracy in Small States: Persisting Against All Odds

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198796718
eISBN:
9780191837951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198796718.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Chapter 6 problematizes the conflicting arguments that proximity to democratic neighbours and islandness strongly affect democratic development. First, even though small states are extremely ... More


Global Organizations: Challenges, Opportunities, and the Future

Rabi S. Bhagat, Annette S. McDevitt, and B. Ram Baliga

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190241490
eISBN:
9780190671143
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190241490.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Organizations that function across dissimilar nations and cultures are known as global organizations. Their origins may be in any of the globalized countries of the World Trade Organization as well ... More


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