I Europe and Russia
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- I. Aug 24 (W): Political Economic History I
- - Geopolitical Framework: Colonialism and Decolonization (Pg 27-28)
- - Economic and Social Development: Geog. of Wealth & Poverty (28-30)
- - Economic and Social Development: Integration and Transition (244-246)
- II. Aug 29 (M): Political Economic History II and Geopolitcal Framework I
- - Geopolitical Framework: Fragmentation and Unity (23-27)
- - Geopolitical Framework: A Dynamic Map (240-244)
- Economic Transformation in Liverpool
- Carpatho-Rusyn Aspirations
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- Can The European Welfare State Survive?
- III. Aug 31 (W) Geopolitical Framework II and Demographic Transitions
- - Rebuiling Postwar Europe: Economic Integration in the West (246-248)
- - Population Growth and Change and the Demographic Transition (12-15)
- - Population and Settlement: Slow Growth and Rapid Migration (228-231)
- A Fitful Dream: European Unity Shaken By New Woes
- In Europe, Obstacles To A More Perfect Union
- Italians Bristle At The Price Of Financial Help
- The New Germany
- IV. Sept 7 (W) Migration and Cultural Patterns and Environmental Change
- - Migration Patterns (15-17)
- - Migration to and within Europe (231-233)
- - Cultural Coherence and Diversity: The Geog. of Tradition/Change (17-23)
- - Cultural Coherence and Diversity: A Mosaic of Differences (234-239)
- - Global Climates: An Uncertain Forecast (36-41)
- - Environmental Issues: Local and Global (225-227)
- - Global Warming in Europe: Problems and Prospects (227-228)
- Europe rejects multiculturalism
- Tiny Belgium's giant impasse
- Italy's Demographic Transition
- Illustrate the kinds of jobs that were lost and gained with the shift from Industrial to Global Capitalism.
- Clarify who wins and loses, identifying the source of economic stratification within and between regions.
- Explain 2-3 reasons why Liverpool has managed to thrive, whereas other regions, such as Bootle, have not
- Identify evidence that Rusyns use to argue that they are a "nation"
- Identify evidence that Ukrainians use to argue that Rusyns are simply an ethnic group within the larger Ukrainian "nation"
- Provide 3-4 examples of social benefits enjoyed by Europeans
- Identify 2-3 growing pressures that are making it difficult to maintain these benefits
- What are the economic reasons that the EU formed?
- What are the political reasons why the EU formed?
- How and why did Europe force Germany to adopt the common currency?
- Provide several examples of key policies around which the EU has not unified.
- Why have they failed?
- At what level do Europeans' sense of personal identity lie -- at the state or EU level?
- Clarify which fiscal policies are made by the EU, and which are made by individual states, and explain why that is a problem
- Describe the substantially different points of view on fiscal policy held by the Northern (i.e. Germany) and Southern (i.e. the 'PIGS') countries
- Explain what the EU has recently imposed on Italy, and clarify why that is a breach of their national sovereignty
- Explain why other European countries such as Germany (which would support fiscal reform in Italy), may not be happy with the way that this occured
- Describe the Mittelstand firms, and explain why German laborers argue that they have sacrificed to get where they are
- Using the solar industry as an example, describe how Germany "keeps the gap" between it and the BRIC countries. Clarify the types of industrial activity that Germany pursues and the types that it knows the BRIC countries will take over.
- Define Britain's "failed" doctrine of multi-culturalism
- Provide examples of what Muslim groups were able to do under this doctrine
- Describe the list of 'British principles' that Muslim clerics must now agree to follow
- Previously, the British govnt talked directly with Muslim groups. Now, the state will only recognize clerics who agree with those prinicples. Why are some Britians, and Muslims, critical of this new approach?
- Clarify the linguistic and economic differences between Wallonia and Flanders
- Clarify why the two regions experienced different economic fortunes with the shift from industrial to global capitalism
- Describe 2-3 ways in which french speakers experience descrimination in Flemish regions
- Clarify why the Dutch-speaking region would like to break away
- Explain 2-3 reasons why Italy has experienced a rapid decline in birth rates, highlighting issues related to demographic transition theory and issues not considered by they theory
- Describe 2-3 social implications of Italy's declining birth rate
The Russian Domain
- I. Sept 12 (M) The Former Soviet Union: Political Economic and Geopolitical History
- - The Russian Domain (255-257)
- - The Heritage of the Russian Empire (269-270)
- - Geopolitical Framework: Resurgent Global Superpower (274-278)
- - Economic and Social Development: Era of Ongoing Adjustment (278-283)
- Agricultural Transitions: Vologda
- Industrial Transitions: Bratsk
- II. Sept 14 (W) Geopolitical, Demographic, and Cultural Issues
- - Population and Settlement: An Urban Domain (262-269)
- - Geography of Language, Religion and Culture (271-274)
- Moscow's deep, quiet war
- Ukraine's U-turn toward Russia, again, with love
- Illustrate how ag collectives were expected to restructure under Perestroika
- Explain 2-3 reasons why collectives persist
- Describe how most are currently managed (ownership/control)
- Illustrate how TPK’s formed
- Explain how they were expected to restructure under Perestroika, and why they did not
- Describe how most are currently managed (ownership/control)
- Illustrate 2-3 reasons why Chechnya wants to break away from the Federation
- Illustrate 2-3 reasons why Dagastan wants to stay in the Russian Federation
- Clarify why Dagestan differs from Chechnya.
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- Describe Russia's two-part policy to combat terrorism in the Caucauses
- Explain why the situation is getting worse, despite those policies
- Identify what Ukraine is "selling" as it re-aligns itself with Russia
- Identify what Ukraine gets in the deal
- III. Sept 19 (M) Environmental Change and the Eastern European Experience
- - Environmental Geography: A Devastated Environment (258-259)
- - Consequences of Global Climate Change (262)
- - A Divided Europe, East and West (243-244)
- - Economic Integration, Disintegration and Transition in E. Europe (248-251)
- How Russians survived militant atheism to embrace God
- Russia's Arctic 'sea grab'
- Describe the degree to which Russia is religious, compared to the rest of Europe
- Explain why this is surprising
- Explain how traditional cultural/religious beliefs survived the Soviet years
- Explain why the Arctic is suddenly the new geopolitical 'frontier'
- Identify 2-3 resources that the Russians (and others) would like to control
- Describe how different countries are 'sending messages' to eachother about their claims