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Webster, Gerald R.; Kidd, Timothy – Journal of Geography, 2002
The world has experienced a dramatic increase in the number of new states in the past couple of decades. Many of these new countries are the result of ethnic nationalist movements dividing an existing state. Is the United States susceptible to the forces of division which we more commonly associate with the rest of the world? Or is the United…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Human Geography, Political Divisions (Geographic), Nationalism
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Webster, Gerald R. – Journal of Geography, 1992
Addresses Cuba's attempt to rebuild its tourism industry in an effort to combat its declining economy in the wake of reduced Russian aid. Provides a sketch of Cuban history and a discussion of the tourism highlighting contradictions between political rhetoric and economic policy. Reviews resource materials and ideas for classroom use. (DK)
Descriptors: Economic Change, Economic Factors, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Webster, Gerald R. – Journal of Geography, 1997
Examines the geographical and political forces that are central to the process of legislative redistricting. Reviews the historical background of the redistricting process and discusses the importance of minority representation. Briefly looks at some of the alternative systems of representation that have been suggested to improve the quality of…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Economic Factors, Educational Trends, Elections