Political Geography by steviesoleil

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Political Geography by steviesoleil

Political Geography

A Formal Definition:Political geography is the field of human geography that is concerned with the study of both the spatially uneven outcomes of political processes and the ways in which political processes are themselves affected by spatial structures.So, it deals with countries and their specific characteristics.

IMAGE CITATIONS:http://www.worldmapsonline.com/classroommaps/africa_political_classroom_maps.htm http://aceproject.org/about-en/full-partners/elections-canadahttp://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2011/01/25/cairo-egypt-protest-tunisia.htmlCONTENT CITATIONS:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_geography

Significance:Political Geography has historically been an important aspect of any country’s government, as it outlines directly it’s actions with people. Political geography was first used mainly by the military, because unlike other types of geography, it shows the basic lay of the land, but specializes in power struggles. Currently, political geography is widely used, especially in military and government situations. As a basic rule, anyone who works with people as a population needs to have a solid background in political geography and its implications.

A More in Depth Look:1. How and why states are organized into regional groupings, both formally (e.g. the European Union) and informally (e.g. the Third World)2. The relationship between states and former colonies, and how these are propagated over time, for example through neo-colonialism3. The relationship between a government and its people4. The relationships between states including international trades and treaties5. The functions, demarcations and policings of boundaries6. How imagined geographies have political implications7. The influence of political power on geographical space8. The study of election results



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