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Geography (human)

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Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Presents short essays exploring the key concepts in cultural geography.

Clear, critical, and constructive surveys of key terms by leading researchers in the field.

Offers a comprehensive overview of the major ideas, concepts, terms, and approaches that characterize a notoriously diverse field.

Covers all aspects of cities, their suburbs, and other urban areas. Includes urban economics, urban planning, urban architecture, urban ecology, urban transportation systems, urban politics, and urban social relations.

An authoritative and comprehensive source of information on the discipline of human geography and its constituent, and related, subject areas.

A comprehensive, interdisciplinary guide to the range of issues surrounding natural and human-induced changes in the Earth's environment.

Ilustrates the significance of thinking the 'economy' and the 'economic' geographically. It identifies significant stages in the discipline's development, and focuses on the key themes and ideas that inform present thinking in economic geography.

Includes six sections entitled: The Scope and Development of Political Geography;Geographics of the State; Participation and Representation Citizenship; Political Geographics of Division and Difference; Geography, Policy and Governance; and Global Political Geographies.


Examining key questions informing cultural geography, this handbook emphasises the intellectual diversity of the discipline and is cross-referenced throughout.

Brings together leading scholars to demonstrate how territory has shaped institutional structures, public policies, elections, political parties, and identity across the world. 

Offers a comprehensive overview of how corruption varies across the globe. It explores the immense range of corruption among countries, and how this reflects levels of wealth, the centralization of power, colonial legacies, and different national cultures.

Leading economists and geographers from around the world investigate the rival theories and perspectives that have sustained the development of economic geography. 

Runs the gamut of situations that are constructed as crises in migration contexts around the globe, historically and contemporaneously.

Unites cartographic theory and praxis with the principles of cartographic design and their application. It offers a critical appraisal of the current state of the art, science, and technology of map-making in a convenient and well-illustrated guide that will appeal to an international and multi-disciplinary audience. 

Examines the most important, innovative, and recent critical developments to the interdisciplinary field of urban politics, drawing upon a range of examples from within and across the Global North and Global South.


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