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GEOG 5 Fall 2011 People, Place, Environment Professor Montello Study Guide for Final Exam Questions on Final Exam cover the following topics, in addition to material from Exams 1 and 2: definition of politics and political geography political geography: study of spatial organization and distribution of political phenomena politics: social/cultural rules, institutions for control, administration of ppl, resources; territory:regulated land; land disputes and war; political status of Antarctica: treaty protects continent from military, preserves environment countries claim land, not widely accepted; microstate of Sealand: very small country, invented countries exist most in minds of citizens real countries are pretty uch
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Unformatted text preview: the same, need people; geopolitics: effects of spatial properties on political power; electoral geography: voting patterns, demographic variables; voting demographics: 2 types of voters, 4 dif ways of creating districts; redistricting: changing shape, size of district; gerrymandering: creating districts to give particular candidates or classes of candidates an electoral advantage; ethnic/racial “majority-minority” districts; compactness of electoral districts; state as administrative region: independent, bounded, internat’l recognized territory w/ full sovereignty over land/ppl w/in it;...
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This note was uploaded on 12/26/2011 for the course GEOG 5 taught by Professor Montello during the Fall '07 term at UCSB.

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