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The State

Globalization is “the development of an increasingly integrated global economy marked especially by free trade, free flow of capital, and the tapping of cheaper foreign labor markets,” (Merriam-Webster). The definition mentions nothing of globalization causing issues and problems for our … Continue reading

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Sometimes the state is easy to see…

We had a good conversation today about the state and how it is involved in our lives in ways that often don’t fully catch our attention. But sometimes, you can’t help but notice the state. Like today after we all … Continue reading

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Chapter Two: State Formation

Chapter two of the textbook began by exploring ways to define the word “state.” As in the case of the word place, the word state seems difficult to define and agree on, at least concisely and precisely. An interesting example … Continue reading

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The State

Achieving statehood is the ultimate goal for any particular group defining itself as a nation, and here we are introduced with the idea of state formation. When looking at state formation, one has to be able to understand the concept … Continue reading

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The State

As we have all come to understand, there are many things that are hard to define, especially when an answer is searched for. We encountered this in our previous readings when trying to define place. It seems like a rather … Continue reading

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The State

This weeks reading was over state formation.  Not a surprise here that the book does not give a clear-cut definition on what makes a state.  In fact the book the book states that it is difficult to define state.  Most … Continue reading

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The State

The concept of state, like place, is difficult to nail down, and constantly changing. I’m starting to see a trend for political geography definitions. Another similarity I’ve noticed is the evolution from a simple catch-all definition to a complex, multifaceted … Continue reading

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