ERIC Number: EJ549808
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: 0
Research and Teaching in Political Geography: National Standards and the Resurgence of Geography's "Wayward Child."
Merrett, Christopher D.
Journal of Geography, v96 n2 p50-54 Mar-Apr 1997
Defines political geography as a discipline specifically concerned with territorial organization and power and how these impact human and political processes. Traces the development of the discipline from the mid-eighteenth century to the present. Discusses reasons for its fall from academic grace and its eventual resurgence. (MJP)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Alienation, Economic Factors, Educational Trends, Geography, Higher Education, Human Geography, Ideology, Intellectual Disciplines, Interdisciplinary Approach, Marxism, Philosophy, Political Divisions (Geographic), Political Power, Political Science, Power Structure, Scholarship, Social Scientists, Social Systems, Sociocultural Patterns, Socioeconomic Influences
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A