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GEOG0207

Resource Wars

Resource Wars: A Geopolitical Perspective
The world of relatively accessible natural resources is now a thing of the past. As it becomes more difficult to find secure and clean energy sources and manage chronic food and water shortages, some countries that were once politically and economically marginal will become increasingly more important. And as another billion people will be added to the world's population, the fight for resources will become ever fiercer. These will result in further erosion of personal and states' securities. In this course we will analyze, from a geographic perspective, the political, economic, social, and environmental dynamics of conflicts over natural resources at the local, regional, international, and intra-national scales. We will pay special attention to the ways natural resources fuel conflict. 3 hrs. lect./1 hr. disc.
Subject:
Geography
Department:
Geography
Division:
Social Sciences
Requirements Fulfilled:
AAL SOC

Sections

Spring 2014

GEOG0207A-S14 Lecture (Mayer)

Fall 2011

GEOG0207A-F11 Lecture (Mayer)
GEOG0207X-F11 Discussion (Mayer)
GEOG0207Y-F11 Discussion (Mayer)
GEOG0207Z-F11 Discussion (Mayer)

Fall 2010

GEOG0207A-F10 Lecture (Mayer)
GEOG0207X-F10 Discussion (Mayer)
GEOG0207Y-F10 Discussion (Mayer)
GEOG0207Z-F10 Discussion (Mayer)

Fall 2009

GEOG0207A-F09 Lecture (Mayer)