Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POC2108: Political Geographies: Local to Global

This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 academic year.

Please note that this module is only delivered on the Penryn Campus.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

Basic reading:

Agnew, J. 2003. Geopolitics: Revisioning World Politics. London: Routledge.

--------. 1994. The territorial trap: The geographical assumptions of international relations theory. Review of International Political Economy (RIPE) 1: 53-80.

Amoore, L. (2006) Biometric borders: Governing mobilities in the war on terror. Political Geography, 25, 336-351.

Blomley, N. K. 2004. Unsettling the city: Urban land and the politics of property. New York: Routledge.

Crampton, J. W. 2003. The political mapping of cyberspace. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Cresswell, T. 1996. In place/out of place: Geography, ideology, and transgression. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

Fall, J. J. 2010. Artificial states? On the enduring geographical myth of natural borders. Political Geography, 29(3): 140-147.

Flint, C. and P.J. Taylor 2007. Political Geography: World-system, nation-state and locality. Fifth Edition. New York: Pearson.

Johnson, C., R. Jones, A. Paasi, L. Amoore, A. Mountz, M. Salter & C. Rumford. 2011. Interventions on rethinking 'the border' in border studies. Political Geography, 30, 61- 69.

Kuus, M., and J. Agnew. 2008. “Theorizing the State Geographically: Sovereignty, Subjectivity, and Territoriality.” In K. Cox, M. Low, and J. Robinson (Eds.), The Sage Handbook of Political Geography. California: Sage, pp. 95-106.

Magnusson, W. 1985. Urban politics and the local state. Studies in Political Economy 16: 111-142.

Mountz, A. 2003. Human smuggling, the transnational imaginary, and everyday geographies of the nation-state. Antipode, 35(3): 621-44.

 Newman, D., and A. Paasi. 1998. Fences and neighbours in the postmodern world: boundary narratives in political geography. Progress in Human Geography 22 (2): 186-207.

Newman, D. 2006. The Lines that Continue to Separate Us: Borders in our ‘borderless’ world. Progress in Human Geography 30: 143-161.

Ó Tuathail, G. 2006. “Introduction, Overview Part I.” In G. O Tuathail, S. Dalby, and P. Routledge (Eds.). 2006.The Geopolitics Reader. Second Edition: London: Routledge, pp: 1-12; 17-30.

Sharp, J. 2007. Geography and gender: finding feminist political geographies. Progress in Human Geography 31 (3): 381-387.

Taylor, P. J. 1995. Beyond Containers: Internationality, Interstateness, Interterritoriality. Progress in Human Geography 19 (1): 1-15.

———. 1994. The State As Container: Territoriality In The Modern World-System. Progress in Human Geography 18 (2): 151-162.

Tesfahuney, M. 1998. Mobility, Racism and Geopolitics. Political Geography 17: 499-515.