Peter J. Taylor's scientific contributions

Publications (7)

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Presents a model of the world as an interdependent whole dominated by two conflicts: (1) the North-South economic conflict between developed and underdeveloped nations; and (2) the East-West ideological conflict between two superpowers and their allies. Intended to serve as a theoretical basis for objectives and content selection in geography curri...
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The 20 papers originated from an Anglo-American seminar held under the auspices of the Political Geography Working Party at Lancaster in 1980. They represent a cross-section of the type of work being undertaken, with contributions covering both contemporary theoretical advances and recent research developments. The first section of the volume asses...
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Examines the implications of the geographical basis to the organisation of elections. Considers the ways in which votes are cast, are translated into parliamentary seats and are analysed by academics and others. This involves a discussion of electoral law and procedures, the geographical influences in voting, and the geography of representation at...

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... Over the past decade, information and communication technologies (ICTs) have become increasingly sophisticated and integral to social and economic life. Since the creation of the Internet, the role and importance of ICTs has grown significantly with effects at all the geographical scales and different activities sectors (Johnston et al., 2002). ...
... Esse é um debate que se acentuou a partir da década de 1980, notadamente em função da aceleração do processo de descentralização político-administrativa nos principais Estados ocidentais. O processo de descentralização ocorreu de forma bastante diversa entre os países, mas é possível identificar duas orientações predominantes, ainda que inter-relacionadas: uma, teria privilegiado a redefinição das relações intergovernamentais no interior dos estados, com o fortalecimento das estruturas de gestão local enquanto escalas decisórias autônomas; a outra, de cunho mais mercadológico, foi caracterizada pela desregulamentação e privatizações, redefinindo responsabilidades entre o governo e a sociedade civil (Bennet, 1980). ...
... Our article suggests that there are important geographic factors to be considered in electoral analysis. If temporal effect is one of the possible reasons to explain electoral behavior (Kostadinova and Power, 2007) we believe space is also necessary to understand the political phenomena (Taylor and Johnston, 1979;Racu et al. 2020). Considering geographic space as absolute, relative, and relational (Harvey 2012), we do not deny the contributions of John Agnew and many other geographers who have argued that the geographical context needs to be considered in electoral analyses. ...
... The 1970s, however, had seen some green shoots as new (the globalized world economy) and renewed (electoral geography) subjects of interest and new approaches, especially quantitative and Marxist, began to appear in texts, research articles and dissertations. The eclectic content of the blooming sub-discipline is evident from a perusal of the chapters in the Burnett and Taylor (1981) edited volume that materialized from the Anglo-American political geography conference in early 1980. PG's successful debut and enduring success as the disciplinary "flagship" as the masthead claims, is a case study of the optimism expressed in the 1989 movie, Field of Dreams, "build it and they will come". ...
... The metaphysics of modernity, from the sixteenth century to the present, are constitutive of coloniality (Mignolo, 2003a). The formation of European territorial states and nation-states worldwide, for example, cannot be adequately understood separate from the wider contexts of the history of modern western colonialism and imperialism (Taylor, 1981Taylor, , 1991Taylor, , 1996 Coronil, 2007; Tully, 2007). The modern/colonial world system perspective adopts much, but differs, from Wallerstein's 'world-systems analysis' (Wallerstein, 2004). ...