Political Geography of World Affairs


Role of geography in politics. Introduction to the map and cartography as methods for the presentation of political ideas and data. Major topics: Demography: Global Public Health, population dynamics, infectious diseases, and disability adjusted life expectancy around the globe; Economic forces: inequality, income, wealth, petroleum consumption and production, world trade, and productivity; Politics: the role of territory, political and economic freedoms, international and domestic conflicts, crime as conflict, foreign aid of all sorts (economic, military, humanitarian). One course.

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