The volume explores a question that sheds light on the contested, but largely cooperative, nature of Arctic governance in the post-Cold War period: How do power relations matter – and how have they mattered – in shaping cross-border cooperation and diplomacy in the Arctic? Through carefully selected case studies – from Russia’s role in the Arctic Council to the diplomacy of indigenous peoples’ organisations – this book seeks to shed light on how power performances are enacted constantly to shore up Arctic cooperation in key ways. The conceptually driven nature of the enquiry makes the book appropriate reading for courses in international relations and political geography, while the carefully selected case studies lend themselves to courses on Arctic politics.
Saving the White voters from being ‘utterly swamped’
Julie Evans, Patricia Grimshaw, David Philips and Shurlee Swain
, but not
without having a dramatic political and military impact on South Africa.
The ‘mineral revolution’ and the federation scheme together
reshaped the politicalgeography of South Africa within three decades.
By the end of the nineteenth century, the separate African polities had
almost entirely disappeared under some form of European colonial
jurisdiction, and Britain was also directly threatening
ends in her execution. By not renouncing her beliefs when pragmatism dictates, she
sentences herself to death. The psycho-politicalgeography of Ford’s
writing is thus confirmed in its period of relative certainty, especially
when compared with the suicides of Edward and Florence in The Good
Soldier, and the suicide of Tietjens’s father in Parade’s End. These later
novels are distinguishable from the Fifth Queen trilogy primarily due to
their more complex interweaving of levels.
Parade’s End: plot
The four novels that make up this tetralogy follow
This book brings together a number of contributions that look into the political regulation of movement and analyses that engage the material enablers of and constraints on such movement. It attempts to bridge theoretical perspectives from critical security studies and political geography in order to provide a more comprehensive perspective on security and mobility. In this vein, the book brings together approaches to mobility that take into account both techniques and practices of regulating movement, as well as their underlying infrastructures. Together the contributions inquire into a politics of movement that lies at the core of the production of security. Drawing on the insight that security is a contingent concept that hinges on the social construction of threat – which in turn must be understood through its political, social, economic, and cultural dimensions – the contributors offer fine-grained perspectives on a presumably mobile and insecure world. The title of the book, Security/Mobility, is a direct reference to this world that at times appears dominated by these two paradigms. As is shown throughout the book, rather than being opposed to each other, a great deal of political effort is undertaken in order to reconcile the need for security and the necessity of mobility. Running through the book is the view that security and mobility are entangled in a constant dynamic – a dynamic that converges in what is conceptualised here as a politics of movement.
.), Religion and Social
Justice for Immigrants. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, pp. 93–103.
Hellman, Judith Adler (2009) The World of Mexican Migrants: The Rock and the Hard Place.
New York: The New Press.
Heraclides, Alexis (2010) The Greek–Turkish Conflict in the Aegean: Imagined Enemies.
Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Johnson, Corey and Reece Jones (2011) ‘Rethinking the border in border studies’, PoliticalGeography, 30: 61–62.
Karyotis, George (2012) ‘Securitization of migration in Greece: process, motives, and
implications’, International Political
17 Kearney, Postnationalist Ireland.
18 Stewart and Shirlow, ‘Northern Ireland: between war and peace?’
19 J. Anderson and I. Shuttleworth, ‘Sectarian demography, territoriality and
political development in Northern Ireland’, PoliticalGeography, 17 (1999),
pp. 187–208; F. Boal and N. Douglas, ‘The Northern Ireland problem’, in
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J. Bradley and D. Hamilton, ‘Strategy 2010: planning economic development in Northern
, Remaking the Nation, p. 14.
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Radcliffe and Westwood, Remaking the Nation, p. 16.
Within the field of politicalgeography there is a growing amount of literature on the
people–place nexus and the symbols, rituals and representations that tie people to place.
See, for example, A. B. Murphy, ‘Linguistic regionalism and the social construction of
space in Belgium’, International Journal of the Sociology of Language, 104 (1993), 49–64;
D. Conversi, ‘Reassessing current theories of nationalism: nationalism as boundary
-level Arctic identities. The idea of fields also draws attention to
how the field participants are operating in a terrain that does not cater to
all participants and all kinds of interventions equally well, making it easier
to understand why an actor in the field may seek to innovate (and possibly
equipping us better to understand how change happens).
Revisiting the book’s four propositions on power
The case-study chapters explored four propositions distilled from cues
from the broader literature on power relations in global governance
from IR, political
holidays. Its inaccessibility,
however, is less due to challenging topographical features than a politicalgeography characterised by disorder and violence that has made this corner
of South East Europe, in periods of its history, a place best avoided. As
Ger Duijzings has observed, ‘Kosovo is an example of a poor,
conflict-ridden society, where the central authority of the state has been
Lyon ( 2012 ).
On a more personal note, it is also a pleasure
to be part of such an enterprise that sparkled during a summer
school in Brussels in 2013.
Ackleson, J., 2005.
‘Constructing Security on the US–Mexico Border’,