GETh 403: Political Geography

Course IDCourse NameInstructorRoom NumberTime
GETh 403Political GeographyDr. A. Q. M. Mahbub2429:00-9:50 A.M. (Sunday), 1:30-2:20 P.M. (Monday), 9:00-9:50 A.M. (Tuesday)

1. Nature, Scope and Objective of Political Geography; Political Geography and Geopolitics and Approaches in Political Geography and Geo-Political Thoughts and Concepts

2. State concept and Evaluation
    2.1. State as a unit: political unit
    2.2. Nation
    2.3. Nation-state
    2.4. Multi-national States
    2.5. Buffer-State
    2.6. Neutralised States and Territories

3. The States:
    3.1. Location, Area and State
    3.2. Boundaries, Frontiers and Territorial Waters
    3.3. Population
    3.4. Resource and Power
    3.5. Core Areas and Capitals
    3.6. Internal Organisations and Relationship
    3.7. External Relationships

4. World Political Patterns:
    4.1. Colonialism, Colonies and Decolonisation
    4.2. The Capitalist and the Socialist Realm
    4.3. The Developed and the Developing World
    4.4. The Big Powers-Sphere of Influence and the Balance of Power
    4.5. Geopolitical Theories and the Foreign Policies of Big Power
    4.6. World Organizations and International Relationship
    4.7. Areas of Contemporary Interests and International Conflicts
    4.8. Electoral Geography

5. Geopolitical Situation of Bangladesh
    5.1. SAARC-Bangladesh and ASEAN The Bridge Concept
    5.2. Transit, Transshipment and Asian High-way Controversy
    5.3. Delimitation of the Maritime Boundaries and South Talpathi Problem
    5.4. Chittagong Hill Tracts and Ethnicity
    5.5. Problem Mv Relation Sharing of Transboundary Water Resources

Suggested Readings

  • Alexander, World Political Patterns
  • Pounds., Political Geography
  • Cohen, Geography and Politics in a Divided world
  • Cohlet., Political Geography and the World Map
  • Whittlesey., The Earth and the State
  • Moodie., Geography Behind Politics
  • Bowman., The New World
  • Fairgzeve., Geography and World Power
  • Saidi., Readings in Political Geography
  • Pearcy, Fairfield and Associate
  • World Political Geography
  • Weigert and Others., Principles of Political Geography
  • Boggs., International Boundaries
  • Prescott., The Geography of Frontiers and Boundaries
  • Cornish., Great Capitals
  • East and Moodie, The Changing World
  • East and Spate., The Changing map of Asia
  • Mackinder., Democratic Ideals and Reality
  • Fewett., Political Geography of the British Empire
  • Robinson (ed)., Economic Consequence of the Size of Nations
  • Sargets., Ways of the Empire
  • Weigert, Stefansson, et. al., New Compass of the World
  • Weigert and Stefansson., Compass of the World
  • Thomsson., Danger Spots in World Population
  • Rose., Politics in Southern Asia
  • Fisher., Middle East
  • James and Jones (eds)., American Geography, Inventory and Prospects
  • Tayyab., Pakistan: A Political Geography
  • Cole, A Geography of World Affairs
  • Braujeau Garnier., The Geography of Population
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