In this comprehensive study, problems of racial and religious division are examines in places as diverse as Northern Ireland and the West Bank. Territorial and spatial expression, intergovernmental relationships in federal states, alliance blocs within the United Nations and American foreign policy are among the wide range of subjects covered. The problems are considered using both traditional and radical approaches, but throughout, the book argues that apply the concept of pluralism isn the best way of understanding the political geography of the modern world.

chapter 1|8 pages


ByNurit Kliot, Stanley Waterman

part I|27 pages

Theory and Political Geography

chapter 2|10 pages

The Question of Theory in Political Geography

ByPeter J. Taylor

chapter 3|5 pages

Theory and Traditional Political Geography

BySaul B. Cohen

chapter 4|5 pages

Who Needs Theory? A Response From the Schizophrenic Middle Ground

ByRonald J. Johnston

part II|78 pages

People — Human Perspectives on Pluralism

part III|87 pages

Territorial Perspectives on Pluralism

part IV|117 pages

Pluralism — the State and the World

chapter 16|13 pages

On the Instrumental Function of Political Geography

ByShalom Reichman

chapter 17|14 pages

The Transformation of Local Government from Counties to Regions

ByAndrew F. Burghardt

chapter 20|11 pages

Boundaries as Barriers — the Predicament of Land-Locked Countries

ByHendrik-Jan A. Reitsma

chapter 22|11 pages

A Geopolitical Model for International Behaviour

ByRobert W. McColl

chapter 23|16 pages

American Foreign Policy for the Eighties

BySaul B. Cohen

chapter 24|7 pages


ByStanley Waterman, Nurit Kliot