Detecting the Significance of Place

R. Bin Wong

in The Oxford Handbook of Contextual Political Analysis

Published in print March 2006 | ISBN: 9780199270439
Published online September 2009 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks of Political Science

 Detecting the Significance of Place

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This article examines how place can be detected or identified and evaluates its importance in politics. It reviews some of the challenges faced in defining place and offers a few examples of the significance some analysts have assigned to place. It suggests how an attention to place can help us explain variations in political outcomes when many features of the situations would lead us to expect the same kinds and discusses the conception of place as a geographical location, as a human project and political object, and as a type of bargaining and control strategy.

Keywords: place; politics; political outcomes; geographical location; political object; bargaining strategy; control strategy

Article.  5553 words. 

Subjects: Politics ; Political Methodology ; Political Institutions

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