Political Geography 2 (NOG42O1)

  • Level of study undergraduate studies
  • Teacher: Ph.D. Mirko Grčić
  • Subject status: obligatory
  • ECTS: 3
  • Semester: VIII
  • Number of classes: 2+1

Introduction with the historical political geography of the world. Scientific explanation of the process of forming a political map of the world. Understanding the influence of the process of colonialism and decolonization on the formation of a political map of individual geopolitical regions of the world. Analysis of the political map of individual continents. Critical points on the political map of the world. Centers of power on the political map of the world. Theories of the world system.

The development of spatial thinking and conclusioning about the mutual causation and consequences of various elements on the political map of the world. Introduction to the subjects and characteristics of the new world order. Scientific explanation of the determinants and components of the globalization process. Better knowledge of the political, geographical and geopolitical situation of Serbia. Application of the acquired knowledge from the political geography in the teaching of geography.

Theoretical lectures

POLITICAL-GEOGRAPHICAL MAP OF THE WORLD: Phases and factors of forming the political map of the world; FORMING OF THE POLITICAL MAP OF EUROPE: Historical political geography of Europe, geopolitical regions of Europe, change of borders in Europe, potential critical spots in Europe; FORMING OF THE POLITICAL MAP OF ASIA: Historical political geography of the Middle East; South Asia, Southeast Asia, East Asia, Central Asia, Caucasus and the South Caucasus, Russia; FORMING OF THE POLITICAL MAP OF AFRICA: Historical political geography of North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, South Africa, East Africa, West Africa; FORMING OF THE POLITICAL MAP OF AMERICA: Historical political geography of America; North America, Central America and Caribbean, South America; FORMING OF THE POLITICAL MAP OF AUSTRALIA AND OCEANIA: Historical political geography of Australia and Oceania; GEOPOLITICAL DIVISION OF DESOLATE TERRITORIES: Arctic and Antarctic. NEW WORLD ORDER: Formaing of the global geopolitical system, entities of the New World Order, international associations and organizations, urbocentric model of the New World Order; GEOPOLITICAL POSITION OF SERBIA: Determinants of the geopolitical position of Serbia in Southeast Europe in the Balkans, changes in the geopolitical position of Serbia in the past and today, political, geographical and geopolitical processes in Europe and the world that are important for Serbia.

Practical lectures

Creating a series of historical-geographical political maps of individual continents or regions of the world. Presentations of territorial changes on the political map of the world after the First and Second World War. Creation and presentation of student seminar papers on the certain topics.

Grčić M. Politička geografija. Geografski fakultet, Beograd, 2000.

Grčić M. Geografija kultura i civilizacija. Geografski fakultet, Beograd.

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