Chapter 6. Governing with Maps: Cartographic Political Economy

  1. Jeremy W. Crampton

Published Online: 22 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444317411.ch6

Mapping: A Critical Introduction to Cartography and GIS

Mapping: A Critical Introduction to Cartography and GIS

How to Cite

Crampton, J. W. (2009) Governing with Maps: Cartographic Political Economy, in Mapping: A Critical Introduction to Cartography and GIS, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444317411.ch6

Author Information

  1. Atlanta, Georgia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 JAN 2010
  2. Published Print: 22 JAN 2009

Book Series:

  1. Critical Introductions to Geography

Book Series Editors:

  1. John Paul Jones III

Series Editor Information

  1. Department of Geography and Regional Development, University of Arizona, USA

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405121729

Online ISBN: 9781444317411

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Keywords:

  • governing with maps - cartographic political economy;
  • analyzing “marginal” information on map;
  • political economy of government;
  • political question of governing;
  • from l'état, c'est moi to l'état, c'est l'état;
  • Colbert's explicit goal - restoring France's interests and strengthening authority of state;
  • thematic maps and governmentality;
  • modern state used maps in population assessment;
  • GIS projects in local government - directed to mapping resources as traffic flows;
  • “Thinking out space” - Americans in Paris

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Political Economy of Government

  • From l'état, c'est moi to l'état, c'est l'état

  • Thematic Maps and Governmentality: Introducing the Calculating Surveillant State

  • Summary