The geo-constitution: Understanding the intersection of geography and political institutions
Progress in Human Geography
© The Author(s) 2018.
This paper draws on existing work in the discipline of human geography and cognate fields in order to develop the concept of the ‘geo-constitution’. This concept aims to: (1) highlight the importance of intersections between geography and political institutions in the constitution of government; (2) consider the path-dependent development of political institutions and their impact on statecraft and citizenship; (3) explore the implications of this for political reform. The paper provides an overview of current thinking in political geography and applies the concept of the geo-constitution to the example of devolution and localism in the United Kingdom.
This is the author accepted manuscript. The final version is available from SAGE Publications via the DOI in this record.
Published online 15 April 2018.