By Jonathan R. Barton
The realms and peoples of South and significant the US, Cuba, Haiti and the Dominican Republic, that jointly shape the political countryside of Latin the United States, surround quite a lot of societies, politics and economies. this article exposes the diversities among locations, areas and international locations, contributors and societies, delivering a useful perception into the topics of political and financial improvement, and offers a consultant to knowing strength and area kin. From the Antarctic to the tropical jungles, the coastal groups to the highland villages, the mega-cities to remoted rural lifestyles, the political geographies of lives, localities, towns and rurality are too refined to be subjected to generalizations. Adopting a serious human geography viewpoint, Jonathon Barton presents an figuring out of similarities, distinction and complex human geographies.
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Additional resources for A Political Geography of Latin America (1997)
28 POWER TO THE PEOPLE? Martín Ira Glassner’s Political Geography (1996) is an encyclopaedic overview of the sub-discipline of political geography. David Preston’s edited text on Latin American Development: A Geographical Perspective (1996) and Arthur Morris’s South America: A Changing Continent (1995) are the most recent geographies of Latin America written in English. For approaches to Latin American development theory, see Cristóbal Kay’s Latin American Theories of Development and Under development (1989) and Bjorn Hettne’s Development Theory and the Three Worlds (1995).
The attempt here is to establish democratic political geographies where the state is not the only nexus of power, but rather one of many. The significance of such a ‘democratic’ approach to political geography is that it imparts a notion of Foucauldian power operating between people(s) within and over spaces, at numerous geographical scales. While many scholars attempt to maintain geopolitics as a separate sphere of academic attention, focusing on the international, this text puts traditional state-centric notions of geopolitics to one side in order to open up the relationships between people, power and space at numerous, interactive levels of analysis, along the spectrum personal-global.
Concluding, he wrote that, ‘critical regional analysis of peripheral societies will stagnate unless we recast our perspective, throw off the fetters of econocentrism, and begin developing a substantive political theory of the peripheral state and social conflict’. Although he was not writing explicitly in the context of political geography, his assessment is most pertinent to an understanding of the treatment of the South, since it raises questions about the interface between development geography and political geography.