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Colonialism and Civilizations

In The Clash of Civilizations? Samuel Huntington postulates that the next round of world confrontations won’t be based around national interests like territory, or ideologies like the Cold War between capitalism and communism, but between civilizations. Huntington uses the Yugoslav … Continue reading

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Imperialism and Colonialism

Back in school, if we talked about imperialism or colonialism, it was really only about our own state.  There would be some mentions here and there of these major European forces laying claim on other areas, but not to the … Continue reading

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Imperialism

The most basic definition of imperialism, as stated in the chapter, is the control of one state over other territories. These expansions to other territories, more often than not, began with the encounters between different peoples. On one side were … Continue reading

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Imperialism and Today

There are difficulties that I have with our book, Political Geography, and Joe Painter and Alex Jefferey. This chapter is one of them. I appreciate that they have talked about Edward Said, as his work is one of the most … Continue reading

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State, Culture, Conflict

The book begins with defining state as a complex networks of relations among a changing or shifting mixture of institutions and social groups. It is a product of their own particular processes of institutional development, historical change, and some important … Continue reading

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