NOTES EXAM 2 - NOTES EXAM 2 10/13/09 Political geography...

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NOTES EXAM 2 10/13/09 Political geography Power and Space Power- the ability or official capacity to exercise control; authority A person, group, or nation having great influence or control over others Examples: Power and Space in the city- Divided Cities- Confederate and American Flag- Global Politics- Internationalism Supranationalism…war and peace Internationalism- interactions across national borders…importance of institutions like the UN Supranationalism- interactions at scales larger than the nation-state, examples include the EU what about INGOs? Independent states creating political union at a larger scale Political geography and conflict Geography has always been central to conflict Nation-State- Geopolitics- Nations States in the News: Kosovo Historical Claims, territorial conflict What is a nation-state? A modern fusing of cultural identity+ political power + geographical space The dominant ideal of global politics Also a source of much conflict Nations Rules of Identity-
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NOTES EXAM 2 - NOTES EXAM 2 10/13/09 Political geography...

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