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Political Geography - JTM294
Title: Political Geography
Guaranteed by: Department of European Studies (23-KZS)
Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences
Actual: from 2022
Semester: summer
E-Credits: 6
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:1/1, Ex [HT]
Capacity: 12 / unknown (13)
Min. number of students: unlimited
4EU+: no
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
priority enrollment if the course is part of the study plan
Guarantor: Dr. Paul Bauer
PhDr. Mgr. Kryštof Přemysl Kozák, Ph.D.
Teacher(s): Dr. Paul Bauer
PhDr. Mgr. Kryštof Přemysl Kozák, Ph.D.
Class: Courses for incoming students
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download abulof_small_peoples.pdf Uriel Abulof: ‘‘Small Peoples’’ The Existential Uncertainty of Ethnonational Communities. International Studies Quarterly (2009) 53, 227-248 PhDr. Mgr. Kryštof Přemysl Kozák, Ph.D.
download andreas-border.PDF Peter Andreas: Border Games. Policing the U.S. Mexico Divide. Cornell University Press, 2001 (excerpt). PhDr. Mgr. Kryštof Přemysl Kozák, Ph.D.
download barnett-new-map.pdf Thomas P.M. Barnett: The Pentagon's New Map, Esquire, 2003 PhDr. Mgr. Kryštof Přemysl Kozák, Ph.D.
download billon-resource.pdf Philippe Le Billon: The Geopolitical economy of 'resource wars', Geopolitics, Volume 9, Number 1, March 2004 , pp. 1-28(28). PhDr. Mgr. Kryštof Přemysl Kozák, Ph.D.
download bowman-geography.pdf Isiah Bowman: Geography or Geopolitics, in: Gearóid Ó Tuathail, Simon Dalby and Paul Routledge: The Geopolitics Reader, 2nd Edition, Routledge, 2006. PhDr. Mgr. Kryštof Přemysl Kozák, Ph.D.
download Cosgrove Landscape.pdf Dr. Paul Bauer
download David Harvey - The Condition of Postmodernity_ An Enquiry into the Origins of Cultural Change-Wiley-Blackwell (1991).pdf Dr. Paul Bauer
download David Harvey, The Right to the City, NLR 53, September October 2008.pdf Dr. Paul Bauer
download deBlij-demography.PDF Harm deBlij: Geography Matters, Oxford University Press, 2005, kapitola Future Demography of Human Population PhDr. Mgr. Kryštof Přemysl Kozák, Ph.D.
download deBlij-russia.pdf Harm deBlij: Geography Matters, Oxford University Press, 2005, kapitola Russia: Trouble on the Eastern Front PhDr. Mgr. Kryštof Přemysl Kozák, Ph.D.
download Dittmer_Popular_Culture_and_Geopolitics_Conclusion.pdf Dittmer, Jason, Popular Culture and Geopolitics : Popular Culture, Geopolitics, and Identity, Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Blue Ridge Summit, PA, USA, 2010, Conclusion PhDr. Mgr. Kryštof Přemysl Kozák, Ph.D.
download Dittmer_Popular_Culture_and_Geopolitics_Popular_Culture_Geopolitics_and_Identity_Introduction.pdf Dittmer, Jason, Popular Culture and Geopolitics : Popular Culture, Geopolitics, and Identity, Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Blue Ridge Summit, PA, USA, 2010, Introduction PhDr. Mgr. Kryštof Přemysl Kozák, Ph.D.
download Foucault.space.pdf Dr. Paul Bauer
download gehl_lifebtnbuld.1.pdf Jan Gehl: Life Between Buildings. Using Public Space. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, 1987 (excerpt). PhDr. Mgr. Kryštof Přemysl Kozák, Ph.D.
download Gehl_Melbourne_small.pdf Jan Gehl: Places for People. Melbourne, 2004. (project) PhDr. Mgr. Kryštof Přemysl Kozák, Ph.D.
download geography12-1.ppt Presentation1 PhDr. Mgr. Kryštof Přemysl Kozák, Ph.D.
download geography12-2.ppt Presentation2 PhDr. Mgr. Kryštof Přemysl Kozák, Ph.D.
download geography12-3.ppt Presentation3 PhDr. Mgr. Kryštof Přemysl Kozák, Ph.D.
download geography12-4_resources_esa.ppt Presentation4_bases_and_resources PhDr. Mgr. Kryštof Přemysl Kozák, Ph.D.
download geography_13-5_urbanism_esa.ppt Presentation_5_urbanism PhDr. Mgr. Kryštof Přemysl Kozák, Ph.D.
download glassner-ecology.pdf Martin Ira Glassner: Political Geography, Wiley, New York, 2003. Chapter: The Politics of Ecology, Energy and Land Use. PhDr. Mgr. Kryštof Přemysl Kozák, Ph.D.
download haushofer-geopolitik.pdf Karl Haushofer (excerpts, from: Gearóid Ó Tuathail, Simon Dalby and Paul Routledge: The Geopolitics Reader, 2nd Edition, Routledge, 2006). PhDr. Mgr. Kryštof Přemysl Kozák, Ph.D.
download hausmann_Foreign Policy_prisoners_geography.pdf Ricardo Hausmann: Prisoners of Geography. Foreign Policy, January, 1999. PhDr. Mgr. Kryštof Přemysl Kozák, Ph.D.
download huntington_clash.PDF Samuel Huntington, The Clash of Civilizations, in: Gearóid Ó Tuathail, Simon Dalby and Paul Routledge: The Geopolitics Reader, 2nd Edition, Routledge, 2006. PhDr. Mgr. Kryštof Přemysl Kozák, Ph.D.
download Lefebvre - State, Space, World.pdf Dr. Paul Bauer
download mackinder-pivot.pdf Halford Mackinder, (excerpts, from: Gearóid Ó Tuathail, Simon Dalby and Paul Routledge: The Geopolitics Reader, 2nd Edition, Routledge, 2006). PhDr. Mgr. Kryštof Přemysl Kozák, Ph.D.
download Maps_and_Politics_1_Cartography_as_Power.pdf Black, Jeremy, Maps and Politics, Reaktion Books, London, GBR, 2000 PhDr. Mgr. Kryštof Přemysl Kozák, Ph.D.
download mead-carter-foreign-policy.doc Walter Mead: The Carter Syndrome, Foreign Policy, April 2010 PhDr. Mgr. Kryštof Přemysl Kozák, Ph.D.
download (New Press Essential) Immanuel Wallerstein-The Essential Wallerstein-New Press, The (2000).pdf Immanuel Wallerstein: Essential Wallerstein, New Press, 2010, World System Analysis, pp. 129-149. PhDr. Mgr. Kryštof Přemysl Kozák, Ph.D.
download said-ignorance.pdf Edward Said: Reply to Huntington, in: Gearóid Ó Tuathail, Simon Dalby and Paul Routledge: The Geopolitics Reader, 2nd Edition, Routledge, 2006. PhDr. Mgr. Kryštof Přemysl Kozák, Ph.D.
download scott-india-china.pdf Scott, David. "The Great Power ‘Great Game’ between India and China: ‘The Logic of Geography’" Geopolitics 13.1 (2008). PhDr. Mgr. Kryštof Přemysl Kozák, Ph.D.
download Soja.LA..PDF Dr. Paul Bauer
download The_Geopolitics_of_Water_in_the_Middle_E.pdf Dr. Paul Bauer
download the_challenge_of_slums-(2003).pdf UN: The Challenge of Slums, 2003, pp. 17-31. PhDr. Mgr. Kryštof Přemysl Kozák, Ph.D.
download Wood-Limbo World.doc Graeme Wood: Limbo World, Foreign Policy, January-February 2010 PhDr. Mgr. Kryštof Přemysl Kozák, Ph.D.
Annotation
The course Political Geography has two principle objectives - first, to introduce general theoretical approaches regarding the relationship between territoriality and political, social and historical developments. Second, to apply these concepts in specific locations and highlight the spatial aspects of political and social controversies.
Last update: Lochmanová Sára, Bc. (31.01.2024)
Aim of the course

The main goal of the course is to introduce key texts in the field of political geography and demonstrate their applicability to current problems and affairs.

Last update: Kozák Kryštof Přemysl, PhDr. Mgr., Ph.D. (13.02.2024)
Course completion requirements

According to the Dean's provision, the teacher evaluates the student's performance in the percentages assigned to grades A to F (https://fsv.cuni.cz/opatreni-dekanky-c-20/2019):

  • 91% and more   => A
  • 81-90%             => B
  • 71-80%             => C
  • 61-70%             => D
  • 51-60%             => E
  • 0-50%               => F

More in SMĚRNICE S_SO_002: Organizace zkouškových termínů, kontrol studia a užívání klasifikace A–F na FSV UK.

Last update: Kozák Kryštof Přemysl, PhDr. Mgr., Ph.D. (13.02.2024)
Literature

Texts are provided for each class in the syllabus section.

Last update: Kozák Kryštof Přemysl, PhDr. Mgr., Ph.D. (13.02.2024)
Teaching methods

Basic teaching method for the course is a thorough discussion of mandatory texts in the class.

The lesson is a presence teaching lesson, Every Monday starting 19.2.2024, Room B328, starting from 12:30 to 13:50

 

 

 

Last update: Bauer Paul, Dr. (29.01.2024)
Requirements to the exam

Active participation (10%)

Students are required do read the mandatory texts for each class and be prepared to answer questions related to it in the class. Repeated failures to answer questions in class will lower student’s score.

Protocol to the texts presentation (20%)

What will be expected:

15 mn presentation:

-        A brief general presentation of the text: subject, date, author.

-        Situate the text in the social and political context, public debates, scientific fields, discipline, and approach.

-        Present the main bibliographical references used by the author. Try to determine the sources used by the authors (primary or secondary sources).

-        Present the argumentation and discuss it. Highlight the structure of the text

-        Highlight key lessons and main conclusion.

-        Limit of the text: point out the strengths and weaknesses.

-        Confront with the proposition of another author, another case study, research, texts.

 

Paper based on the texts presentation (20%)

Students will write a short paper about the chosen text. The paper shall follow the structure of the presentation.   Minimum length: 6400 characters with spaces.

Please send the presentation paper via Turnitin teaching platform no later than 31th May 2024!

https://knihovna.cuni.cz/rozcestnik/turnitin/

Class name: Political Geography 2024

Class ID: 39122442

Enrollment key: geogeo

  

Final exam (50%):

further details for the final exam will be given during classes

Final exam will cover topics from classes, mandatory readings as well as student presentations.

 

  • 91% and more   =>            A
  • 81-90%             =>            B
  • 71-80%             =>            C
  • 61-70%             =>            D
  • 51-60%             =>            E
  • 0-50%               =>           F
Last update: Bauer Paul, Dr. (29.01.2024)
Syllabus

Name: Political Geography

Lecturers:Dr. Pauli Bauer and Kryštof Kozák PhD. 

 

Course description:

The course Political Geography has two principle objectives - first, to introduce general theoretical approaches regarding the relationship between territoriality and political, social and historical developments. Second, to apply these concepts in specific locations and highlight the spatial aspects of political and social controversies.

 

 Requirements:

Active participation (10%)

Students are required do read the mandatory texts for each class and be prepared to answer questions related to it in the class. Repeated failures to answer questions in class will lower student’s score.

 

Protocol to the texts presentation (20%)

What will be expected:

15 mn presentation:

-        A brief general presentation of the text: subject, date, author.

-        Situate the text in the social and political context, public debates, scientific fields, discipline, and approach.

-        Present the main bibliographical references used by the author. Try to determine the sources used by the authors (primary or secondary sources).

-        Present the argumentation and discuss it. Highlight the structure of the text

-        Highlight key lessons and main conclusion.

-        Limit of the text: point out the strengths and weaknesses.

-        Confront with the proposition of another author, another case study, research, texts.

 

Paper based on the texts presentation (20%)

Students will write a short paper about the chosen text. The paper shall follow the structure of the presentation.   Minimum length: 6400 characters with spaces.

Please send the paper via the Moodle teaching platform 

Due date for the paper: May 31th, 2024. No late submissions accepted!

 

Final exam (50%):

Final exam will cover topics from classes, mandatory readings as well as student presentations. The final exam will take place on May 13th 2024.

Course program: 

18.2. 2024

Introduction, course requirements, concept of geography, territoriality, political geography, human geography, physical geography 

KK + PB

 

25.2. 2024 Kozák 

Political Geography and Geopolitics

Sara Smith - Political Geography_ A Critical Introduction-Wiley-Blackwell (2020).epub, Chapter 9: Geopolitics

 

3.3. 2024 Kozák 

Political Geography and the Logic of Geography

Scott, David. "The Great Power ‘Great Game’ between India and China: ‘The Logic of Geography’" Geopolitics 13.1 (2008).

Challapalli

 

11.3. Kozák 

Political Geography and Resources

Philippe Le Billon: The Geopolitical economy of 'resource wars', Geopolitics, Volume 9, Number 1, March 2004 , pp. 1-28(28).

Smet

 

Critical minerals

Appelt

 

18.3. Kozák 

Political Geography and Nation-states

John A. Agnew, Katharyne Mitchell, Gerard Toal - A Companion to Political Geography (Blackwell Companions to Geography)-Wiley-Blackwell (2007).pdf, section Nation-states by Michael J. Shapiro, pp. 271-289. 

Jindrová

 Benedict Anderson: Imagined Communities, 1982, Introduction + Cultural Roots

Chaewon 

 

25.3. Kozák

Political Geography and the Environment

John A. Agnew, Katharyne Mitchell, Gerard Toal - A Companion to Political Geography (Blackwell Companions to Geography)-Wiley-Blackwell (2007).pdf, section Green geopolitcs by Simon Dalby, pp. 440-155.

Yan

Sophia Kalantzakos, The Geopolitics of Critical Minerals, IAI, 2019

Kappe

 

8.4. P. Bauer

Political Geography and Landscape: 

Denis Cosgrove LANDSCAPE AND LANDSCHAFT Lecture delivered at the “Spatial Turn in History” Symposium, German Historical Institute, February 19, 2004  

Geng

15.4. P. Bauer

Borders and frontiers

John Agnew, "No Borders, no Nations: making Greece in Macedonia, Annals of the Association of American Geographers vol.97, n°2, pp.398-422.

Kotsnova

 

 https://www.jstor.org/stable/4620269?Search=yes&resultItemClick=true&searchText=au%3A&searchText=%22John+Agnew%22&searchUri=%2Faction%2FdoBasicSearch%3Fsi%3D1%26amp%3BQuery%3Dau%253A%2522John%2BAgnew%2522&ab_segments=0%2Fbasic_SYC-4946%2Fcontrol&refreqid=search%3Adaa09fa5de229eb7a3888183a209fa1c&seq=1#metadata_info_tab_contents

Jocelyn Parot, "Outer Borders, inner boundaries in Finland. The reconstructed Russian Border and the Changing Geography of memory", in Paul Bauer, Mathilde Darley (Eds), Border of the European Union: strategies of Crossing and Resistance, Prague: Cefres, pp.40-62. 

Petetiatko

 

22.4. P. Bauer 

Critical political Geographies & Post modern Geographies 1/2  

Edward Soja Post-modern geography: The Reassertion of Space in Critical Social Theory see, radical Thinkers, 2011. See article on Los Angeles.

Secerovic

David Harvey, The Right to the City, New Left Review, 2008,  https://newleftreview.org/issues/II53/articles/david-harvey-the-right-to-the-city 

Busch

 

29.4. P.Bauer 

Critical political Geographies & Post modern Geographies 2/2

Henri Lefebvre, State, Space, World, selected essays, Neil Brenner and Stuart Elden (eds.); translated by Gerald Moore, Neil Brenner, and Stuart Elden. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, c2009.

Michel Foucault, "Questions on Geography", in Jeremy W. Crampton and Stuart Elden (eds.), Space, Knowledge and Power: Foucault and Geography, Georgia State University and Durham University: Ashgate, 2007, pp.174-182. Jiaxin Wang

 

6.5 Conclusion: Bauer & Kozák

13.5. Final exam

 

Recommended readings:

Demographic aspects of geography - population growth, urbanization, population density, biopolitics

Harm deBlij: Geography Matters, Oxford University Press, 2005, kapitola Russia: Trouble on the Eastern Front

Harm deBlij: Geography Matters, Oxford University Press, 2005, kapitola Future Demography of Human Population

Recommended:Russia´s demographic problem: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y93ip0lMNJ8

 

Politics of urbanism, geography of modern city, slums, satellite villages, Paris, Brasília

 

Readings: Jan Gehl: Life Between Buildings. Using Public Space. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, 1987 (excerpt).

 

Text presentation: 

 

UN: The Challenge of Slums, 2003, pp. 17-31.

 

 Recommended Literature:

 

The Times concise atlas of the world [kartografický dokument] London : Times Books, 2001 1 atlas (384 s.) : barev., [000212921] Signatura: H (přísně prezenčně)

Political geography / Martin Ira Glassner New York : Wiley, c1996 xii, 716 s. : il., mp. ; 26 cm., [000204495], PL-5127

World regional geography : the new global order / Michael Bradshaw Boston : McGraw-Hill, 2000, XVII, 622 s. : fot., mp., [000216665], DM-236

Environmental geography : science, land use, and earth systems / William M. Marsh, John Grossa, Jr., New York : Wiley, c2005, 455 s. : il., mapy ; 29 cm, [000393196], EK-2006

An historical geography of Europe / edited by R.A. Butlin and R.A. Dodgshon Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1998, xvi, 373 s. : il., mp. ; 26 cm., [000195014], DM-276

Physical geography of the global environment / H.J. de Blij, Peter O. Muller New York : John Wiley & Sons, 1993, 576 s. : il., mp., graf., fotogr., [000204106] EK-1183

 

Last update: Bauer Paul, Dr. (04.04.2024)
 
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