Lect._9_New_world_order - The New World Order Geopolitics...

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The New World Order Geopolitics of global processes Questions * Why is an understanding of geopolitics so important? Read the newspaper. Watch TV news and think about the geography of world politics * Who controls the global agenda and how has this changed global political geography? * What are the underlying ideologies and contradictions of the global political system? Geopolitics The links and causal relationships between political power and geographic space Key elements of global political geography * Boundaries and borders * Political space and territory * Scale: size and extent of countries * Spatial power: imperialism and colonialism; militarism; neo-colonialism * States Sovereignty - Control of territory/resources/population- - Power - Governance - Nationalism: concept of nation-state. * Is Canada a nation as well as a state? What about Quebec? * How relevant is the nation-state today? “In the globalization system your state matters more, not less” (Thomas Friedmann).
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