2014 - 2015

  Geopolitics of Water  
Kartin AmnonYad Avner - Geography115 Mon1800-2000 Sem  2
University credit hours:  2.0

Course description
One of the marks of post modernity is the theoretical, practical and moral failure of sovereignty as practiced "inside" and "outside" by modern nation-states. This course attempts to account for the rise and subsequent crisis of modern sovereignty. The course will discuss alternative concepts of sovereignty, such as divided and federal states, and those found in other forms of indirect rule. Regarding territory, selected issues being contested will be addressed, such as, the end of territory, a borderless or, 'flat' world, territory as a device to control and contain people – i.e., territory as an oppressive tool in the hands of the state, territory as a source of (national or ethnic) identity.

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2. Brenner, N. 1999 Beyond state-cenrtism? Space, territoriality, and geographical scale in globalization studies, Theory and Society 28, 39-78.
3. Elden, S. 2010 Land, Terrain, Territory, Prog Hum Geogr OnlineFirst, April 21.
4. Lacher, H. 2005 International Transformation and the Persistence of Territoriality: Toward a New Political Geography of Capitalism, Review of International Political Economy, 12 (1), 26-52.
5. Tir, Y. 2003 Never-Ending Conflicts? Territorial Changes as Potential Solutions to Territorial Disputes. Conflict Management and Peace Science 20 (2), 59-83.


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