Territory continues to be an essential part of modern political discussion, evidenced in the recent decentralization of state structures and rise of sub-state nationalist and regionalist parties. With extensive empirical evidence alongside contemporary theory, this multidisciplinary Handbook makes the case for an outright rejection of state-centric views on territorial politics.
Original research by political scientists, geographers, sociologists, lawyers, historians and public policy specialists demonstrates how territory continues to have an impact across institutional and political structures, as well as on culture, identity and citizenship. Over four sections, contributions cover institutions and ideas; elections and political parties; public policy concerns; and geographical perspectives, including conflict resolution and gendered approaches to territorial politics. With perspectives from European, North American, Sub-Saharan African, South Asian and Australasian case studies, Klaus Detterbeck and Eve Hepburn provide a state-of-the-art international Handbook of Territorial Politics.
Incorporating public policy, comparative politics, multilevel governance and political geography, this Handbook provides scholars and students with a compelling collection on territorial politics that will prove invaluable.
'For a long time neglected, territorial politics has become a wide, differentiated and dynamic area of contemporary social science. This Handbook containing excellent articles by renowned scholars provides a concise overview of relevant topics, approaches, findings and research prospects. It is a valuable compendium for students and academics.'
– Arthur Benz, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
'An odyssey through the kaleidoscope of territory, a journey to the essence of power and its organization. The most complete and updated anthology of territorial politics.'
– Francesco Palermo, Institute for Comparative Federalism, Italy and IACFS
Contributors: I. Adam, J. Agnew, P. Anderson, N. Aroney, N. Behnke, D. Béland, N. Bolleyer, C. Colino, L. de Winter, K. Detterbeck, J. Erk, K. Fahey, M. Gomez, S.L. Greer, E. Hepburn, M. Keating, S. Keil, A. Lecours, P. Lynch, A. Mantegna, L. Moreno, S. Piattoni, L. Piccoli, A.H. Schakel, C. Sharman, K. Stolz, W. Swenden, M. Tatham, S. Vergari, J. Vickers, S. Wälti, C.S. Weissert.
Edited by Klaus Detterbeck, Senior Researcher, Institute of Political Science, Georg-August-University Göttingen, Germany and Eve Hepburn, Honorary Fellow at the University of Edinburgh's Europa Institute, Founding Chief Executive of Fearless Femme and Founding Director of PolicyScribe, UK.