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# TERRITORY, THE STATE AND URBAN POLITICS
Edited by Andrew E.G. Jonas University of Hull, UK
and Andrew Wood, University of Kentucky, USA
A Critical Appreciation of the Selected Writings of Kevin R. Cox
Following its rise to prominence in the 1990s work on territory, the state and urban politics continues to be a vibrant and dynamic area of academic concern. Focusing heavily on the work of one key influential figure in the development of the field – Kevin R. Cox – this volume draws together a collection of prominent and well established scholars to reflect on the development and state of the field and to establish a research agenda for future work.
The various chapters address methodological, conceptual and philosophical issues, including questions of abstraction and empirical specification.
Highlighting and reflecting on the work of Kevin R. Cox, the book assesses his influence and explores his various contributions to important debates on territory, the state, voting in a spatial context, locational conflict, globalization, scale, local economic development, and urban politics.
It not only provides a review of Cox's contributions, but also critically examines the ways in which his ideas have been deployed. Moreover, the book establishes and advances a research agenda for future work on urban politics, the state and territory, drawing insights from influential theorists working at the cutting edge of contemporary spatial research.
Introduction: Territory, the state and urban politics in critical perspective,
Andrew E.G. Jonas and Andrew Wood;
Conceptualizing Space and Territory: from Quantitative Geography to Historical-Geographical Materialism: Kevin Cox and electoral geography, Ron Johnston and Charles Pattie;
The local state and urban politics, Mark Goodwin; Marxism, space and the urban question, Kevin R. Cox.
Urban Politics and Local Economic Development in Territorial Context: Re-imagining local politics: territorialisation, economic development and locality, Allan Cochrane;
Capital accumulation in space, capital-labour relations, and political strategy, Jamie Gough; The urban politics of global cities, Delphine Ancien;
Policy transfer in space: entrepreneurial urbanism and the making up of ‘urban’ politics, Kevin Ward.
Part III State,
Territory and Difference: Structure, agency and South Africa – some influences of (and on) Kevin Cox, Jeff McCarthy;
Political geographies of capitalist development in South Africa, Alistair Fraser;
‘Everyday life is situated’: politics, space and feminist theory, Kim England. Rejoinder: Territory, the state and urban politics: some reflections, Kevin R. Cox; Index.
Format: 234 x 156 mm
Extent: 248 pages
Other editions: ebook ePUB, ebook PDF
ISBN Short: 9780754679981
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