9.1 - Human Geography and Music Kinky Monterey Mexico Los...

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Human Geography and Music: Kinky Hasta Quemaros , from the album Barracuda (2009) Human Geography and its Sub-Disciplines: Part I Geopolitics and Political Geography Political Geography : the study of political phenomenon using spatial perspectives Geopolitics: the study of interactivity between power, territory, and space at all scales (from level of state to international relations) Terms: State: primary unit of study is the state . An independent political unit with full sovereignty over a defined area 195 states in the world What is sovereignty ? Exclusive rights over the internal affairs of a territory and its people. Centripetal and Centrifugal Forces Forces are always at work within a state to unite and disunite its people. Centripetal Forces : promote cohesion Unifying institutions Ex: military, centralized economic system, state religion (Islam [Afghanistan and Iran]) Centrifugal Forces : undermine cohesion Inter-religious conflicts
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This note was uploaded on 02/09/2012 for the course GEOL 1001 taught by Professor Baksi during the Fall '07 term at LSU.

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9.1 - Human Geography and Music Kinky Monterey Mexico Los...

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