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GEOG2140
Module Reading List

Political and Development Geographies: The shaping of the world, 2017/18, Semester 1
Dr Martin Purvis
m.c.purvis@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Some overarching text books  

Chari, S. & Corbridge, S. (2008) The development reader Routledge, London.

Desai, V and Potter, R B. (eds) (2007) The companion to development studies London: Arnold.

Painter J & Jeffrey A (2009) Political geography : an introduction to space and power . 2nd edition. London: Sage.

Veltmeyer, H. (2011) The critical development studies handbook : tools for change . London: Pluto Press.

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Week 1: Introduction

Required reading

Gilbert, A. (2007) Inequality and why it matters. Geography compass. , 1 (3): 422-447.

Massey, D. 2004. Geographies of Responsibility. Geografiska Annaler. Series B, Human geography. , 86 (1): 1-78.

Painter J & Jeffrey A (2009) Political geography : an introduction to space and power . 2nd edition. London: Sage. Chapter 1, p.4-18.

Further reading

Area (5 short author articles) Reflections on the Conservative agenda for international development. Area. a 43, (4): 506-512.

Bello, W. (2006) The capitalist conjuncture: over-accumulation, financial crises, and the retreat from globalisation. Third world quarterly. , 27 (8): 1345-1367.

Haynes, J (2002) Politics in the developing world : a concise introduction . London: Blackwells.

McMichael, P. (2009) Contemporary contradictions of the global development project: geopolitics, global ecology and the ‘development climate’. Third world quarterly. , 30 (1): 247-262.

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BLOCK I Conceptual foundations

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Week 2: Enlightenment and modernity

Key readings

Linehan D (2009) “Modernity”. In Kitchin R & Thrift N (eds) International encyclopedia of human geography pp157-63

Ogborn M (2005) “Modernity and modernization”. In Cloke P, Crang P & Goodwin M (eds) Introducing Human Geographies (2nd edition) pp 339-49.

Further reading

Agnew J A (2003) Geopolitics: Re-visioning World Politics (2nd edition) – Chapter 3 “Turning time into space” Berman M (1983) All That Is Solid Melts Into Air: The Experience of Modernity – especially Chapter 1 “Introduction – modernity: yesterday, today and tomorrow”

Brayshay M (2009) “Capitalism and the division of labour”. In Kitchin R & Thrift N (eds) International encyclopedia of human geography pp 390-401

Bush B (2006) Imperialism and postcolonialism – Chapter 3 “Imperialism and modernity” especially pp 77-100

Daniels P, Bradshaw M, Shaw D & Sidaway J (eds) (2012) An Introduction to Human Geography (4th edition) - Chapter 1 “Pre-capitalist worlds”; Chapter 2 “The rise and spread of capitalism”

Gregory D et al (eds) (2009) Dictionary of Human Geography (5th edition) -entries on “Modernity”, “Postmodernity” and “Postmodernism”

Nash C (2000) “Historical geographies of modernity”. In Graham, B & Nash, C (eds) Modern historical geographies pp 13-40.

Ogborn M (1998) Spaces of modernity : London's geographies, 1680-1780 , 1680-1780 – Chapter 1 “Spaces of modernity”

Short J R (2012) Globalization, modernity, and the city ty – Chapter 3 “Metropolitan modernities” – especially pp 53-66 and 74-84

Withers C W J (2009) “Enlightenment geography”. In Kitchin R & Thrift N (eds) International encyclopedia of human geography pp 471-86

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Week 3: The origins of the modern state

Key readings

Agnew J A (2003) Geopolitics: Re-visioning World Politic s (2nd edition) – Chapter 4 “A world of territorial states”

Jones M (2009) “State” In Kitchin R & Thrift N (eds) (2009) International encyclopedia of human geography pp 409-15

Further reading

Blacksell M (2006) Political Geography – Chapter 3 “The idea of the state”

Flint C & Taylor P J (2011) Political Geography: World Economy, Nation-State and Locality (6th edition) – Chapter 4 “Territorial states”

Gunn S, Grummitt D & Cools H (2008) “War and the state in early modern Europe: widening the debate”, War in history. 15: 371-88

Le Galès P (2002) European cities : social conflicts and governance – Chapter 2 “The long history of the European city” – especially pp 40-52

Painter J & Jeffrey A (2009) Political geography : an introduction to space and power – Chapter 2 “State formation” – especially pp 30-38

Spruyt H (2002) “The origins, development, and possible decline of the modern state”, Annual review of political science. 5: 127-49 – especially pp 129-40

Tilly C (ed) (1975) The Formation of National States in Western Europe – especially Chapter 1 “Reflections on the history of European state-making” and Chapter 9 “Western state-making and theories of political transformation”

Tilly C (1989) “The geography of European state-making and capitalism since 1500”. In Genovese E D & Hochberg L (eds) Geographic Perspectives on History, pp 158-81 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Tilly C (1989) “Cities and states in Europe, 1000-1800”, Theory and society. 18: 563-84

Tilly C (1990) Coercion, capital, and European states, AD 990-1990 , – especially Chapter 1 “Cities and states in world history”; Chapter 2 “European cities and states”; Chapter 3 “How wars made states, and vice versa” Chapter 3 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Tilly C (1993) European revolutions, 1492-1992 – Chapter 2 “Transformations of Europe” – especially pp 21-35

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Week 4: Imperialism and colonialism

Key readings

Agnew J A (2003) Geopolitics: Re-visioning World Politics (2nd edition) – Chapter 5 “The three ages of geopolitics” – especially pp 85-101

Power M (2009) “Empire”. In Kitchin R & Thrift N (eds) I nternational Encyclopaedia of Human Geography pp 453-63

Further reading

Bush B (2006) Imperialism and postcolonialism – Chapter 1 “Untangling imperialism: comparisons over time and space”; Chapter 2 “Untangling imperialism: theories, concepts and historiography” especially pp 43-62

Curtin, P D (2000) The world and the West : the European challenge and the overseas response in the age of empire – Chapter 1 “The pattern of empire”; Chapter 2 “Technology and power”; Chapter 3 “The politics of imperialism”

Flint C & Taylor P J (2011) Political Geography: World-Economy, (6th edition) – Chapter 3 “Geography of imperialisms”

Harris C (2004) “How did colonialism dispossess? Comments from an edge of empire” Annals of the Association of American Geographers. 94 (1): 165-182

Held D et al (1999) Global transformations : politics, economics and culture e – Chapter 1 “The territorial state and global politics” – pp 32-49

Howe S (2002) Empire: A Very Short Introduction – Chapters 1-5 Kitchin R & Thrift N (eds) (2009) International Encyclopaedia of Human Geograph y¬: Lester A, “Colonialism I” pp 175-81; Atkinson D, “Colonialism II” pp 182-88

Lester A (2000) “Historical geographies of imperialism”. In Graham, B & Nash, C (eds) Modern historical geographies pp 100-20.

Lester A (2002) “Constructing colonial discourse: Britain, South Africa and the empire in the 19thC”. In Blunt A & McEwan C (eds) Postcolonial geographies pp 29-45

Painter J & Jeffrey A (2009) Political geography : an introduction to space and power – Chapter 8 “Imperialism and postcolonialism”

Sharp J (2009) Geographies of Postcolonialism: Spaces of Power and Representation – Part 1 “Colonialisms” Steinmetz G (2005) “Return to empire: the new US imperialism in comparative historical perspective” Sociological theory. 23(4): 339-67

Wolfe P (2006) “Settler colonialism and the elimination of the native” Journal of genocide research. 8(4): 387-409

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Week 5: The idea of ‘Development’

Required reading

Potter, R. B. et al. (2008) Geographies of development . Harlow: Longman. Third edition. Chapter 1 on ‘Questioning development’. E-book via library.

Potter, R. B. (2001) ‘Geography and Development: ‘core and periphery’? , Area. , 33, 4, pp422-427.

Further reading

Black, M. (2002) The no-nonsense guide to international development . New Internationalist/Verso: London.

Corbridge S (1992) ‘Third World Development’, Progress in human geography. , 16, 4, pp584-595.

Crush, J (1991) ‘The Discourse Of Progressive Human Geography’, Progress in human geography. , 15 (4), pp395-414.

Crush J (ed) (1995) Power of Development , Routledge, London.

Hettne, B (1995) Development Theory And The Three Worlds , (First Edition 1990), Harlow, Longman Scientific And Technical.

Kothari, U and Minogue, M. (Eds) (2001) Development theory and practice : critical perspectives . Basingstoke : Palgrave, 2001.

Peet, R. (1999) Theories Of Development , London: Guildford.

Pieterse, J N, (2001) Development Theory: Deconstructions/ Reconstructions , London: Sage Publications.

Potter, R. B. (2001a) ‘Correspondence, What ever happened to Development Geography? ’, The geographical journal, including the Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society. , 168, pp188-189.

Potter, R. B. (2001c) ‘Progress, development and change (editorial), Progress in development studies. , 1, pp1-3.

Potter, R. B. (2002) ‘Making progress in development studies’ Progress in development studies. , 2 (1), pp1-3.

Power, M (2002) Rethinking development geographies . Routledge. London

Petras, J (2001) Globalization unmasked : imperialism in the 21st century . London: Zed.

Smith, A. (2002) ‘Trans-locals, critical area studies and geography’s Others, or why ‘development’ should not be geography’s organizing framework: a response to Potter’,Area., 24 (2).

Yapa L (2002) ‘How the discipline of geography exacerbates poverty in the Third World’, Futures. , 34, pp33-46.

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Week 7: Modernisation theory, dependency theory & pan-Africanism

Required reading

Andre Gunder Frank (1966) The development of under-development. Published in Monthly Review and available in Stuart Corbridge’s book ‘ Development studies : a reader ’. Arnold. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Rodney, W. (1972) ‘Europe and the roots of African underdevelopment – to 1885’. Chapter 4 ‘How Europe Underdeveloped Africa, pp.100-139 in Walter, R. (1972) London: Bogle-L'Ouverture Publication. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Further reading

Abrahmsen (2001) Disciplining democracy : development discourse and good governance in Africa , Zed, London.

Allen, T and Thomas, A (eds) (2000)Poverty and development into the 21st century. Oxford: Open University in association with Oxford University Press (chaps 10-15)

Bond, P (2006), Looting Africa : the economics of exploitation . Zed

Bragança, A. and Walllerstein, I. (1982) The African liberation reader , 3 vols. London, Zed.

Bryceson, D F (2002) ‘The Scramble for Africa: Reorienting Rural Livelihoods’ in World development. , 30(5), pp725-739.

Clarke, J (2003), Christopher Columbus and the Afrikan holocaust : slavery and the rise of European capitalism . A & B Books Publishers Group

Coetzee & Graaff (eds) (2001) Development : theory, policy and practice . Cape Town. Oxford University Press. (chaps 2 and 6)

Corbridge, S (1990) ‘Post-Marxism And Development Studies: Beyond The Impasse’, World development. , 18, p623-639.

Corbridge, S. (ed) (1995) Development studies : a reader London: E. Arnold (chapter on Frank)

Desai, V (1996) ‘Access To Power And Participation’, Third world planning review. , 18, Pp217-242.

Desai, V and Potter, R B. (eds) (2007) The companion to development studies . London: Arnold. Chapter 2.6.

Douglass, F (2005) The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave . Penguin

Fage, J (2001), A History of Africa . London: Routledge.

Fanon, F (1968) The Wretched Of The Earth , New York, Grove Press.

Fanon, F (1986) Black Skin, White Masks . London: Pluto.

Frank, A G (1978) Dependent Accumulation And Underdevelopment , London, Macmillan.

Galeano, E. H. (1973) Open veins of Latin America: five centuries of the pillage of a continent . New York: Monthly Review Press.

Heuman, G & Walvin, J (2003) The slavery reader . London : Routledge.

Lovejoy, P (2000) Transformations in Slavery . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

Manning M (1989) How capitalism underdeveloped Black America : problems in race, political economy, and society . Boston, MA: South End Press

Mbembe, A (2001) On the Postcolony , California: University of California Press.

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o (1986) Decolonising the mind : the politics of language in African literature . London: James Currey

Ng¬ũgĩ wa Thiong’o (1993) Moving the centre : the struggle for cultural freedoms , London: Currey; Nairobi: EAEP

Nkrumah, K (1965) Neo-Colonialism: the Last Stage of Imperialism . London: Nelson

Olsen, G R (2001) ‘European public opinion and aid to Africa: is there a link? ’ Journal of modern African studies. s, 39, 4, pp645-674.

Rees, J (2006) Imperialism and Resistance. London: Routledge Watts M J (1993a) ‘Development I: Power, Knowledge, Discursive Practice’, Progress in human geography. , 17, 2, Pp257-272.

Willis, K (2005) Theories and practices of development . London: Routledge. Chapter 3.

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Week 8: Post-development & critical/postmodern geopolitics

Required reading

Ó Tuathail, G and Dalby, S (1998) ‘Introduction: Rethinking Geopolitics: Towards a Critical Geopolitics’ in G Ó Tuathail and S. Dalby (eds.) Rethinking geopolitics (ch 1) Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Sidaway, J. (2007) ‘Spaces of postdevelopment’, Progress in human geography. , 31(3), pp. 345–361

Further readings

Agnew, J. (1998) Geopolitics: Re-visioning World Politics (2nd edition), London: Routledge (esp. chpts 2, 3 & 4 – available as an ebook).

Cloke, P; Philo, C and Saddler, D. (1991) Approaching human geography : an introduction to contemporary theoretical debates , London: Paul Chapman (ch 8 – The differences of postmodern human geography – esp pp. 186-201). Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Dalby, S. (2010) ‘Recontextualising violence, power and nature: The next twenty years of critical geopolitics’, Political Geography 29:280–88.

Dalby S. (1991) Critical Geopolitics: discourse, difference and dissent’ in Environment and planning. D : society and space. , 9, pp. 261-283.

Dodds, K. (2001) ‘Political geography III: critical geopolitics after ten years’ in Progress in human geography. , 25 (3), pp. 469-484.

Escobar, A. (1992) ‘Imagining a post-development era? Critical thought, development and social movements’, Social text. , 31/32, pp. 20-56

Minca, C. (2009) ‘Postmodernism/Postmodern Geography’ in R. Kitchin and N. Thrift (eds.) International encyclopedia of human geography , Oxford: Elsevier, pp.363-372. (Available online via the library – click browse articles by title on the encyclopedia homepage for easy access to the articles).

Nederveen Pieterse, J. (2009) ‘Postdevelopment’ in R. Kitchin and N Thrift (eds.) International encyclopedia of human geography , London: Elsevier. (Available online via the library – click browse articles by title on the encyclopedia homepage for easy access to the articles).

Nederveen Pieterse, J. (2000) ‘After post-development’, Third world quarterly. , pp. 175-191.

Oslender, U (2009) ‘Anti-geopolitics’ in R. Kitchin and N Thrift (eds.) International encyclopedia of human geography , London: Elsevier. (available online via the library – click browse articles by title on the encyclopedia homepage for easy access to the articles).

Ó Tuathail, G. (2000) ‘The Postmodern Geographical Condition: States, Statecraft and Security at the Millennium’ in Annals of the Association of American Geographers. , 90 (1), p.166-178.

Painter, J. and Jeffrey, A. (2009) Political Geography , London: Sage (chp 9 – geopolitics and anti-geopolitics) Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Rahnema, M. and Bawtree, V. (1997) The post-development reader , London: Zed Books (especially the introduction and afterword) Available as an Online Course reading in the VLE

Routledge, P. (1996) ‘Critical geopolitics and terrains of resistance’ in Political Geography , 15 (6/7), pp. 505-531.

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BLOCK II The shaping of the contemporary world

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Week 9: Washington Consensus & neoliberalism

Key readings

Duménil G and Lévy D (2004) “The economics of US imperialism at the turn of the 21st century” Review of international political economy. 11(4): 657-76

Williamson J (2003) “The Washington Consensus and beyond”, Economic and political weekly. 38(15): 1475-81

Further reading

Birdsall N & Fukuyama F (2011) “The post-Washington Consensus: development after the crisis” Foreign affairs. 90(2): 45-53

Harvey D (2005) The New Imperialism – especially (but not only) Chapter 2 “How America’s power grew”

Harvey D (2006) A Brief History of Neoliberalism Harvey D (2007) “Neoliberalism as creative destruction” Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. 610: 22-44

Kim D H (2004) “Empire’s entrails and the imperial geography of ‘Amerasia’” City : analysis of urban trends, culture, theory, policy, action. 8(1): 57-88

Kitchin R & Thrift N (eds) (2009) International Encyclopaedia of Human Geography Larner W “Neoliberalism” pp 374-78; Murray W E “Neoliberalism and development” pp 379-84

Manko K (1999) “The ‘new’ developmentalism: political liberalism and the Washington Consensus”. In Slater D & Taylor P J (eds) The American century : consensus and coercion in the projection of American power pp 98-114

Naim M (2000) “Fads and fashion in economic reform: Washington Consensus or Washington Confusion? ” Third world quarterly. 21(3): 505-28

Saad-Filho A & Johnston D (eds) (2005) Neoliberalism : a critical reader – especially Chapter 9 “Neoliberal globalisation: imperialism without empires? ”; Chapter 12 “From Washington to post-Washington Consensus: neoliberal agendas for economic development”

Slater D (1999) “Locating the American century: themes for a post-colonial perspective”. In Slater D & Taylor P J (eds) The American century : consensus and coercion in the projection of American power pp 17-31

Stiglitz J E & Serra N (eds) (2008) The Washington Consensus reconsidered [electronic resource] : towards a new global governance – especially Chapter 2 “A short history of the Washington Consensus”

Taylor P J (1999) “Locating the American century: a world systems analysis”. In Slater D & Taylor P J (eds) The American century : consensus and coercion in the projection of American power pp 1-16

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Week 10: Supra-national institutions & organisations

Required Reading

McGrew, A. (2011) ‘Globalization and Global Politics’ J. Baylis, S. Smith and P. Owens (eds.) The Globalization of World Politics (5th edition), Oxford, Oxford University Press, (ch 1). Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Suggested Reading

Bachmann, V. and Sidaway, J.D. (2009) ‘Zivilmacht Europa: a critical geopolitics of the European Union as a global power’, Transactions , 34, pp. 94-109.

BBC (2011) Profile: United Nations. Available online at: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/country_profiles/3159028.stm Last accessed 06/08/12 (see also profiles for other supra-national organisations that can be accessed via this webpage).

Bialasiewicz, Luiza (2011) Europe in the world : EU geopolitics and the making of European space , London: Ashgate

Danaher, K (2001) 10 reasons to abolish the IMF & World Bank (second edition). Washington: Open Media Pamphlet.

Desai, V and Potter, R B. (eds) (2002) The Companion to Development Studies, London: Arnold. (section 10)

Finkelstein, L. (1995) ‘What is global governance? ’ in Global governance : a review of multilateralism and international organizations. , 1, pp. 367-372

Haynes, J., Hough, P., Malik, S and Pettiford, L. (2011) World politics , Harlow: Pearson (esp ch 17).

Kennedy, P (2006) The Parliament of Man , London: Penguin (esp. ch. 8) Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Kuus, M. (2009) ‘Europe’ in R. Kitchin and N Thrift (eds.) International encyclopedia of human geography , London: Elsevier. (Available online via the library – click browse articles by title on the encyclopedia homepage for easy access to the articles).

Power, M (2002) Rethinking development geographies . London: Routledge. (ch 7 – Globalisation, Government and Power). Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Taylor, P. and Curtis, D. (2011) ‘The United Nations’ in J. Baylis, S. Smith and P. Owens (eds.) The Globalization of World Politics (5th edition), Oxford, Oxford University Press, (ch 19).

Weiss, TG and Daws, S. (2007) The Oxford handbook on the United Nations , Oxford: Oxford University Press. (esp ch 1 and ch 40) Chapter 1 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Woods, N. (2000) ‘The Challenge of Good Governance for the IMF and World Bank Themselves’, World development. , 28 (5), pp. 823-41.

Woods, N. (2011) ‘International Political Economy in an Age of Globalization’ in J. Baylis, S. Smith and P. Owens (eds.) The Globalization of World Politics (5th edition), Oxford, Oxford University Press, (ch 15).

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Week 11: Alternative European political geographies – integration and disintegration

Key readings

Mamadough V & Van der Wusten H (2011) Financial, monetary and governance crisis: an outlook on the Euro(zone) Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie = Journal of economic and social geography. 102(1): 111-18

McCormick J (2010) Europeanism [electronic resource] – Chapter 2 “The redefinition of Europe”

Further reading

Auer S (2010) ‘New Europe’: between cosmopolitan dreams and nationalist nightmares Journal of Common Market Studies. 48(5): 1163-84

Auer S (2012) “Europe between reckless optimism and reckless despair” Policy 28(1): 19-23

Cram L (2009) Identity and European integration: diversity as a source of integration, Nations and nationalism. 15(1): 109-28

Dedman, M J (2009) The Origins and Development of the European Union , 1945-2008. A History of European Integration

Dinan, D (ed) (2005) Ever Closer Union: An Introduction to European Integration – especially Part 1

Fligstein N, Polyakova A and Sandholtz W (2012) “Europe integration, nationalism and European identity” Journal of Common Market Studies. 50(S1) 106-22

Heffernan, M (1998) The meaning of Europe : geography and geopolitics – Chapter 4 “The European ideal? United in division. divided in unity”

Hix S (2011) “Where is the EU going? Collapse, fiscal union, a supersized Switzerland or a new democratic politics” Public policy research. 18(2) pp 81-87

McGarry J & Keating M (eds) (2006) European integration and the nationalities question – especially Chapter 2 “Europe, the state and the nation”

Schmidt V A (2009) Re-envisioning the European Union: identity, democracy, economy Journal of Common Market Studies. 47(S1): 17-42

Sidaway, J (2006) On the nature of the beast: re-charting the political geography of the European Union, Geografiska Annaler. Series B, Human geography. 88(1): 1-14

Stevens, A (2006) ‘United in its diversity’ Ever closer union and the European dimension. In Sakwa, R and Stevens, A (eds) Contemporary Europe

Taylor P G (2008) The end of European integration : anti-Europeanism examined – especially (but not only) Chapter 2 “The case against Europe”; Chapter 4 “The challenge to EU governance”

Tsoukalis L (2011) “The shattering of illusions – and what next? ” Journal of Common Market Studies 49 (Annual Review) 19-44

van der Wusten, H (2000) New Europe: a political geography of fragmented unity, GeoJournal. 52(2): 87-92

Wilson, K & van der Dussen, J (eds) (1995) The history of the idea of Europe – “Europe since 1945: crisis to renewal”


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