Issues in Political Geography Term Paper by Master Researcher

Issues in Political Geography
Overview of several issues in political geography.
# 33786 | 900 words | 8 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Nov 09, 2003 in Political Science (General) , Geography (General)

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This paper explores various issues in political geography, including the world systems theory and the Vietnam War and the centripetal and centrifugal forces in Pakistan, Argentina's core areas. The paper also discusses the Antarctic Treaty System and the controversy surrounding it and how Bamako, Mali, demonstrates that river and waterways play an important part in the political, social, and economical development of nations.

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"Immanual Wallerstein's World Systems theory provides a theoretical framework "to understand the historical changes involved in the rise of the modern world" (Halsall).
"According to this theory, the world is divided into three groups - the first two of which are important for this discussion. Those two groups are the Core and the Periphery.
"Core countries are western nations such as Britain and the United States that have developed capitalist forms of economy. "Politically, the states within this part of Europe developed strong central governments, extensive bureaucracies, and large mercenary armies" (Halsall).
"The Periphery is at the other end of the spectrum. "These areas lacked strong central governments or were controlled by other states, exported raw materials to the core, and relied on coercive labor practices. The core expropriated much of the capital surplus generated by the periphery through unequal trade relations" (Halsall)."

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