Political Geography

A. Territorial Dimensions of Politics

  • The concept of territoriality
  • The nature and meaning of boundaries.
  • Influences of boundaries on identity, interaction, and exchange
  • Federal and unitary states
  • Spatial relationships between political patterns & patterns of ethnicity, economy, & environment

B. Evolution of the contemporary political pattern

  • The nation-state concept
  • Colonialism and imperialism
  • Democratization

C. Changes and challenges to political–territorial arrangements (governance)

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