Today's interdependent world through three themes: borders, regions, and flows.
Year / Level: 2
Theme(s): Climate Justice and Social Science
This course is restricted to students in year: >=2
The term geopolitics increasingly comes up in accounts of thorny international issues, such as security, migration, and environmental degradation. But what does it mean to label something geopolitical?
In this course, to speak about geopolitics is to examine the ways in which the debates about and policies toward international issues are informed by particular geographical understandings of the world. For example, it is to study the manner in which everyday assumptions about political action, on issues ranging from poverty to climate change, are underpinned by the idea that nation-states are the principal agents of international politics. Engaging a wide range of contemporary issues from a geographical perspective, the course will help students to understand the complex spaces of political action in today’s world.
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"GEOG 220 examines the spatiality of international politics to illuminate the places and processes of policy-making, identity formation, and political change."