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Module

GEO2047 : Political Geography

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Professor Nick Megoran
  • Lecturer: Dr Craig Jones, Dr Matt Benwell, Dr Alison Williams
  • Owning School: Geography, Politics & Sociology
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

This course aims to give students a thorough grounding in the concepts, practices and disciplinary traditions of political geography. In doing so, students will be equipped with the skills to critically analyse the spatialities of political life from local to global scales.

Outline Of Syllabus

PART 1: FOUNDATIONS

NM: Introduction I: visions of political geography
NM: Introduction II: Contending visions of political geography

PART 2: SPACE AND SOVERIGNTY

NM: Sovereignty I: Territory and terrain
NM: Sovereignty II: The state of the state
MB: Sovereignty III: Indigenous sovereignties part 1
MB: Sovereignty IV: Indigenous sovereignties part 2
AW: International boundaries I: Terrestrial
AW: International Boundaries II: Maritime
NM: Summary: Sovereignty, territory and terror in Central Asia


Part 3: GEOPOLITICS
NM: Geopolitics, classical and critical
CJ: The War on Terror
MB: Popular geopolitics
NM: Environmental and Resource geopolitics

Part 4: CITIZENSHIP
MB: Geographies of citizenship
MB: Nationalism
MB: Young people and political agency
NM: The nonviolent revolution
NM+: Conclusion [NM lead, MB provide pre-recorded 15 min summary of citizenship section as podcast]
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Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Reading Lists

Timetable