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Nation, State, Territories, and Geopolitics

With political economy replacing the geostrategy in many ways, the focus of Political Geography has also shifted to a considerable extent. Contemporary Political Geography needs to include themes like geopolitics of peace, post-cold war geopolitics, future geopolitics of multipolarity and polycentrism and international environmental security. Political Ecology, now being at the centre-stage of global thinking is being incorporated in the subject matter of Political Geography in a big way. Similarly, global governance or global partnership and regional politico-economic security are issues, which need to be addressed by political geographers in a more rational way. This, in no way, means that the traditional subject areas like state, nation and nation-state, federalism, frontiers and boundaries, buffer zones, border problems and conflicts, geostrategy and regionalism have lost their importance or relevance.

Majority of the aspects mentioned above have been dealt with in this book. The chapters have been designed in a way so that the readers could develop a clear and better understanding of basic Political Geography. This would help conceptualize the advanced concepts at research level, thus, developing a comprehensive understanding of the subject.

Contents of the Book

Part-I:
Nation, state and nation-state

  1. Nation State & Nation-State
  2. India's as a Nation, or State
  3. State Reorganisation
  4. Geographical Basis of Indian Federalism
  5. Regional Consciousness and Regionalism in India
  6. Internal and External Security in India: Cross border Terrorism
  7. Inter-State Issues

Part – II: Territory

  1. Frontiers and Boundaries
  2. Buffer Zones
  3. India's Border Problems
  4. India and the World

Part – III: Geopolitics

  1. Geopolitics – I
  2. Geopolitics – II, Global Strategic Views
  3. Geopolitics – III, Contemporary Geopolitics
  4. Geopolitics – III Ecopolitics
  5. Geopolitics – IV Oil Politics
  6. Geopolitics – V Soft Power Politics
  7. Geopolitics – VI Identity Geopolitics

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