Using an integrative approach to international relations, the second edition of Reordering the World returns the ?geo? to geopolitical analysis of current global issues. The contributors focus on key emerging world issues, such as spatial data technology, IGOs/NGOs, gender and world politics, boundary disputes, refugee flows, ecological degradation, and UN intervention in civil wars. They also assess the redefinition of international relations by instantaneous, worldwide financial and telecommunication linkages and explore the struggles of new multinational and nongovernmental organizations to define their roles. Using current real-world examples, this group of eminent geographers challenges the reader to rethink international relations and reorder the world political map.
Table of Contents
Political Geography: Recurring IssuesNew Perspectives * Introduction: Political Geography for the Next Millennium William B. Wood and George J. Demko * Changing Times, Changing Scales: World Politics and Political Geography Since 1890 Colin Flint * Geopolitics in the New World Era: A New Perspective on an Old Discipline Saul B. Cohen * International Boundaries: Lines in the Sand (and the Sea) Bradford L. Thomas * The Power and Politics of Maps Alan K. Henrikson * Electoral Geography and Gerrymandering: Space and Politics Richard Morrill Political Geographies Of People And Resources * Population, Politics, and Geography: A Global Perspective G. J. Demko * International Migration: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back W. B. Wood * Exploiting, Conserving, and Preserving Natural Resources Susan L. Cutter * GeoAnalysis for the Next Century: New Data and Tools for Sustainable Development W. B. Wood International Processes Of Geopolitical Change * People Together, Yet Apart: Rethinking Territory, Sovereignty, and Identities David B. Knight * International Law and the Sovereign State System: Challenges to the Status Quo Alexander B. Murphy * Global Ecopolitics Phyllis Mofson * Nongovernmental Organizations on the Geopolitical Front Line Marie D. Price * Global Hegemony Versus National Economy: The United States in the New World Economy John Agnew * Geopolitical Information and Communications in the Twenty-First Century Stanley D. Brunn, Jeffery A. Jones, and Shannon OLear.