Political Geography

Chapter 4

1)What were the two stages in creating territorial states? {2 points}

2)Why do the authors say that the Dutch state led to the rise of a mercantilist world? {3 points}

3)What premise was mercantilism based on? {3 points}

4)Why is sovereignty never a matter for a single state? Give examples from the text book. {5 points}

5)What are the differences between the five types of boundary concept? {5 points}

6)Discuss the origins and characteristics of the various types of cities. Give examples of these cities {6 points}.

7)What are the four levels of sovereignty in political integration? Give examples of each. {5 points}

8)Under the section “Creating new states by partition”, the authors’ first sentence states “Not all federal arrangements have been successes.”. Read the section and discuss what they mean by this line and use the examples provided. {5 points}

9)What is the difference between analyzing theories of the state in capitalism and theories of the capitalist state? Which processes concern Political Geographers? {6 points}

10)What is the feminist understanding of the state? {3 points}

11) Using examples from the 19th century and today show how state manoeuvrability has favoured some controllers of capital both inside and outside the state at the expense of others. {4 points}

12)What is neolibralism? Why was it supported during the 1970s and 1980s? How did neolibralism become a global phenomenon? {8 points}

13)Discuss how the role of the state has changed the dimensions of capitalism {5 points}

14)Why are core states mostly stable? {3 points}

15)What are the two separate views of the role of the EU (European Union)? Give examples of how these views differ. {5 points}

16)Discuss why cities and states are said to be of different morals and different spaces {4 points}.

 Chapter 5

1)What is nationalism?

2)What prevented states from embracing nationalism before the French Revolution? {4 points}

3)Discuss the various basic types nationalism and give examples. {10 points}

4)What is the new nationalism in Europe? {4 points}

5)What are nation-states? Give examples {4 points}

6)What is the new nationalism in Europe? {4 points}

7)Discuss the challenges faced by the USA in the case study titled “Nation building: empire constructing nations?” {5 points}

8)What are the three dimensions of change in national and ethnic identity related to the globalization of economic relations? {6 points}

9)According to the authors, how has the article “The clash of civilizations” and other works contributed to Islamaphobia? {4 points}

10)How do nationalist struggles rely on women in reproducing the nation or threatening the racial purity of the nation? {4 points}

11)Why is citizenship a continually negotiated status within the capitalist world-economy? {5 points}

12)Why is the practice of citizenship often discriminatory? {4 points}

13)What are Marshall’s three components of citizenship? How do they differ? {3 points}

14)Read the section titled “Citizenship in the capitalist world-economy: movement and morals”. What is your opinion on citizenship in the capistalist world-economy? Discuss whether there is there an ethical right to the freedom of movement? {8 points}

15)What are the two important processes in the move towards a transnational sense of citizenship? {2 points}

16)How do countries treate transnational migrants? {2 points}

17)How have the Turkish immigrants in the German city of Duisburg-Marxloh built a local sense of citizenship? {3 points}

18)What challenges will prevent cities from becoming sites for the new politics of transnational citizenship? {6 points}

 Chapter 6

1)Why shouldn’t we focus on elections as the primary process of democratic politics? {4 points}

2)How has the end of the Cold War given a world-political stimulus to democracy in the periphery and semi-periphery? {4 points}

3)Why are many elections that are held in the poorer countries of the world no considered to be democratic? {2 points}

4)Discuss the common strategies of a democrazy? {6 points}

5)What is the politics of failure? {2 points}

6a)What questions relate to the emergence of liberal democracy?

6b)What the characteristics of liberal democratic states? {3 points}

6c)What are the characteristics of social democratic states? {3 points}

7)What processes led to the creation of liberal-social democracies? {4 points}

8)What is the paradox of democratization? Give examples from the book {10 points}

9)What is the impact of living in the core and voting in the periphery? {3 points}

10)Why do political parties rely on organization and mobilization? Give examples from the book. {5 points}

11)Discuss how political parties in the core developed {8 points}

12)According to the authors, what are the politics of failure? {4 points}

13)What is entanglement of power? What are the two forms of power discussed by the authors. {4 points}

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