Geog 140 11-8-07

Geog 140 11-8-07 - Geography 140 Lecture 12 11-8-07 Test:...

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Geography 140 Lecture 12 11-8-07 Test: Average 74/100 (B-) Guest Lecturer: Errejon Galvan ( ierrejon@cps.ucm.es ) o PHD Researcher in the Universidad Complutense de Madrid o Does research in Bolivia Highlands: La Paz, Oruro, Potosi – 3 mi. above/below? Sea level – hard to breathe and very hot Political geography to understand the Bolivian political process o Insufficiency of orthodox theories of social movements: Resource mobilization theory: explains the “how,” but not the “why” and the “when.” Impossible to understand resistance. Tautology – movements arise when the have resources, we know they have resources because they arose. o Identity- oriented theory: ask the political actors, but do not situate them in a historical context. Explains the “expressive dimension”, but not the struggle as a political fight. Movements ultimately are what they say of themselves Political geography to understand the Bolivian political process o World system analysis – origins in Latin America: school of dependence vs. modernization theory. Explains the geography of the world-economy and provides a broad historical frame to observe tendencies and opportunities. Bolivia is a country
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This note was uploaded on 07/09/2008 for the course GEOG 140 taught by Professor Zackey during the Fall '08 term at UCLA.

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Geog 140 11-8-07 - Geography 140 Lecture 12 11-8-07 Test:...

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