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Human Geo 109 Final Study Guide

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Final Study Guide for Human Geo covering all concepts discussed in class lectures and in required books.
Human Geography
Prof. Burtch
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HUMAN GEO 109 FINAL EXAM STUDY GUIDE  WHAT IS A COUNTRY? - Boundaries help us divide territory and divide us o Includinary Boundaries: sense of place  o  Exclusivary Boundaries: regulate o Types of Boundaries: Natural and Artificial  - Territory: and area under control by a particular group of people  - Territorial Sovereignty: the power of a government over a particular group of people - Borderlands: hybrid areas lying on either side of the border  - Nation: a group of people sharing cultural traits like religion, language, ethnicity, history or identity - State: a territory with demarcated borders that is recognized as sovereign by other states - Nation­State: a state populated and governed by a fairly homogenous cultural group - Nationalism: a significant sense of belonging an individual has to a national culture - Enclave: territory completely surrounded by a different country  - Exclave: territory separated from the rest of the state by the territory of another state POLITICAL GEOGRAPHY  - Geopolitics: the power of a state to control territory and shape international political relationships - Centripetal Forces: forces that unify and state o EX: rule of law, pride, common disaster, holidays  - Centrifugal Forces: forces that divide a state o EX: war, race/ethnicity, economics - World System: a system of connection between countries that creates interdependence through political  and economic competition  - Core Regions: regions that dominate trade, accumulate wealth, and have advanced, diversified  economies - Peripheral Regions: regions underdeveloped, lose wealth, and have low levels of productivity. Usually  poor countries that are exploited.  - Semiperipheral Regions: regions that exploit peripheral regions, but are exploited by core regions - External Regions: regions that have not been absorbed into the world system. (No longer exists) - East/West Divide: a division between communist and noncommunist states o First World: western democracies (west) o Third World: underdeveloped world  o Second World: communist countries (east)  - North/South Divide: a division between the colonized and formally colonized states - Decolonization: the process of colonized people gaining control over their own territory o No country from the south divide has ever moved to the north divide - International Organization: group of states that seek political and/or economical cooperation with one  another  o EX: U.N., NAFTA, OPEC - Supranational organization: a group of states that to some extent diminish sovereignty for group interests o EX: E.U.  - Unitary (Centralized): governmental subdivisions serve to carry out national politics - Confederation: a group of states united for a common purpose - Federalist: national government is a federation of smaller states - Principle Subsidiary: ideal that governance should be carried out at most localized position possible  - Scale Mismatch: a situation when the scale of a process occurs at a different scale from the government  managing it ELECTORAL GEOGRAPHY - Proportional Representation: voting system in which the number of seats in the legislator is assigned  based on the percentage of total votes for a party  - Plurality Voting: voting system where the winner of the election is the one that receives the most votes,  but not necessarily over half the votes - Majority Voting: voting system where the winner od and election receives over half the vote - Alternative Vote: voting system where the voter ranks candidates and the winner is picked through and  iterative process - Mixed Member Proportional: voting system that uses both directly elected representatives and  proportional representation  - Trade Offs When You District  o Equal population o Community boundaries o Affirmative action o Compactness o Gerrymandering: the practice of redistricting for partisan purposes ENVIORNMENTAL JUSTICE - Environmental Justice: a movement objecting to the fact that poorer places have more toxic  environments than wealthier places  - Locally Unwanted Land Uses (LULU’s): a land use that is necessary in society, but is not something  people want to live near  - Nimbyism: the objecting to something that will affect a persons locality - Substantive Justice: the fairness of an outcome - Procedural Justice: the fairness of the decision making process - Principles of Justice o Happiness: greater good  o Rights: everyone has the right to live in a nontoxic environment unless they agree to (usually  given with compensation) o Equality: spread things equally so everyone has to deal with the repercussions or equalize benefit o Duty: certain people are responsible for certain things o Desert: people get what they deserve or earn - Considerability: the capacity of being considered for determinations of justice o Anthropocentrism: theory that limits considerability only to humans o Sentiencecentrism: theory that allows ‘higher animals’ that can feel pain and pleasure should  have considerability  o Biocentrism: theory that all living organisms should have considerability  o Ecocentrism: theory that ecosystems and landscapes should have considerability  GLOBALIZATION - Globalization: the increasing interconnectivity of places through political, economic and cultural  processes - Neocolonialism: strategies of core countries to maintain of extend influences over other people and  regions through economic and political processes - Transnational Corporations: a company that spans multiple counties through investments, activities and  subsidiary facilities - Multinational: a decentralized organization that operates like a series of semi independent organizations - International: a centralized organization with one headquarters that controls oversea operations - Commodity Chain: a network of labor and production processes stretching from resource extraction to  the delivery of a final product  - Consumption: the final purchase of goods and services  ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY  - Capitalism: an economic system in which private individuals control the means of production and labor  is a commodity - Market Economy: economy in which production, distribution and prices are all determined by supply  and demand  - Planned Economy: economy in which production, distribution and prices are planned from some central  authority - Mixed Economy: economy that mixes both market and planned economies - 4 Major Features of Capitalism  o private own capital o exchange in market with un coerced buying and selling  o competition between different buyers and sellers o investment in order to earn profit - Capital: any asset that can be used in economic production  - Fixed Capital: objects like machinery and factories that can be used towards the production of goods - Financial Capital: resources measured in money that can be used towards the production of goods - Human Capital: the skills and knowledge of individuals that can be used to create economic value  - Natural Capital: environmental services provided to humanity outside of consumable resources - Social Capital: the network of relationships which can be used for mutual benefit - Agglomeration: clusters of similar industries that gain cost advantage by locating near one another - Externality: an effect that an individual or organization has on one another without either party being  compensated - Positive Externality: a benefit given from one individual or organization without compensation - Negative Externality: a cost imposed from one individual or organization to another without  compensation ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - Development: the process in which a regions economy changes to increase overall prosperity o Changes That Lead To Development  Economic structure  Economic system  Technology use and availability - Gross Domestic Product (GDP): the estimated total value of all goods and services produced in a  country within a specific year  - Gross National Product (GNP): the estimated total value of all goods and services produced in a country, plus value of income from abroad in a particular year - Per Capita: the normalization of a count by the number of people within an area - Purchasing Power Parity (PPP): a method of comparing different currencies by using the expenditure on  a similar commodity  - Human Development Index  o 0­9 with 0 being the worst and 9 being the best  o Average of 3 Factors  Life expectancy  Educational attainment  Income - Gender Empowerment Index  o 0­9 with 0 being the worst and 9 being the best  o Average of 3 Factors  Average woman income  Labor force participation  Percent of woman in parliament - Gini Coefficient: measuring inequality of income distribution o Score of 0 = perfect income equality o Score of 1 = perfectly unequal o Want to score in middle  o Calculated through Lorenz Curve - Uneven Development: geographical outcome of development under capitalism that leads to  development in one place and underdevelopment in another - Under Development: the denial of development to certain regions, often through active disinvestment in  that region - See­Saw Motion of Development: investment reverses over time - Primary Sector: economic activities involved directly with natural resources - Secondary Sector: economic activities involved with processing, fabricating, manufacturing or  packaging of finished goods from raw materials - Tertiary Sector: economic activities involved with the sale and trade of goods and services - Quaternary Sector: economic activities involved with the handling and processing of information and  knowledge - Formal Sector: part of the economy that is taxed and regulated - Informal Sector: a part of an economy that is not texted or regulated o “under the table” URBANIZATION  - What led to the Rise of Cities  o Agricultural surplus  o Division of labor o Hierarchies of power - Hinterland: area surrounding and controlled by a city - Von Thunen  o Made assumptions for a perfect hinterland   Isolated city surrounded by wilderness  Land is ubiquitous   Farmers do their own transport, no roads  Farmers behave rationally to maximize profit - Bid Rent Curve: an economic geography that rent for land decreases with demand the further away from the center of the city  - Central Business District: a zone of important commercial business in center of city - Burgess o Concentric Ring Model  Richer people live out of city paying a lot for a lot of space, poorer inside of city paying  little for little space  Businesses want to be in city  Taller buildings = more rent $  - Hoyt Sector Model  o Segregated land uses o Roads allow for retail opportunity  - Multiple Nuclei Model o Harris & Ulman o Starts in CBD and also edge cities - Edge Cities: concentrations of commercial businesses situated on fringes of metropolitan regions  - Urban Hierarchy: system of organizing cities by size and types of services available - Central Place Theory  o Describe distribution of settlements across country  o Cities provide services o Smaller places have only essentials o Bigger places have more central things o Highly Centralized: service has long ranges   EX: Football – people will travel to see o Low Centralized: things have small ranges  EX: Milk – go somewhere close This is why we have few large cities and many small towns/cities - Global City: a city that is influential in the worldwide economic system - Mega City: very large cities that are highly centralized and have the highest population in their country CITY SPACES - Urban System: interdependent group of urban settlements within a region - Urban Form: the physical structure and organization of cities (layout) - Urban Ecology: the social and demographic composition of neighborhoods and city districts  - Urbanism: the values, beliefs, behaviors, and overall way of life fostering by urban settings o Urbanism is relative to space and population density o Increase industrialization = increase urbanism - Urban Sprawl: a pattern of urban development that consumes a large area of land o Negative Outcomes  Loss of agricultural land  More impermeable surfaces  Increase obesity  o Positive Outcomes  Popular  Better schools  More affluence  Less crime - Urban Planning: a process concerned with the form and function of urban form


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