Geog 140 11-20-07

Geog 140 11-20-07 - Geography 140 Lecture 15 11-20-07 Paper...

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Geography 140 Lecture 15 11-20-07 Paper Due: December 6 th 2500 Words (8-9 pages): Pick a case study (region or issue) that you are interested in. Apply it to some type of approach (identity politics, social movements, geopolitics issue, spatial analytical, political economic, post modern). Comparative study – 2 or 3 cases… Pick a case and analyze it. (Ex. women’s rights in south Africa – legislative process, media changes, indigenous women’s movements; political power…) Be brief with presenting case study - 1/3 case study – 2/3 analyzing study. Sources: Newspaper article (how national media looks at it – primary source – primary research [being analytical – discursive]) - Healthy amount of sources (10 sources) Bibliographies will be looked at How paper is graded: Presentation/ Well written/Argument (another grader- larger percentage) Content (professor – smaller percentage) 5 Lectures left! Hegemony (new way of thinking about global politics) As practice, paradigm, and way of organizing the world o Cannot replace with the view of Empires Hegemony versus Empire “Hegemony” – a Greek word signifying domination or leadership but without clear commitment to coercion or consensus. But in modern usage, it represents domination or leadership relying on active assent and cooperation, not necessarily military or economic domination. Common rules, values and institutions form the core of the hegemony. o These rules are backed up by the superior economic, cultural and military power of the state or social group exercising hegemony “Consensual Domination” – Enrolling others into practices and ideas that come out of the experience of the dominant state or social group “Empire” – A Roman/Latin world signifying supreme rule, absolute power and domination. o Exercise power over territory and peoples through effective centralized command (ex. single leadership) Hegemony differs from empire in two ways: o 1. Lack of explicit commitment to the territorial or geographical bloc organization of power o 2. Reliance on persuading or rewarding subordinates rather than immediately coercing them (ex. reward dogs with treats when they do our tricks)
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