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community

Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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Belgium

Peter Stalker.

in A Guide to Countries of the World

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political Geography. 898 words.

Belgium has conflicts between its language communities and has been shaken by political scandals

Belgium has three main geographical regions

Mauritania

Peter Stalker.

in A Guide to Countries of the World

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political Geography. 872 words.

Nomadic communities have settled in the towns, but many traditional practices remain—including slavery

Mauritania is essentially the western section of

Guyana

Peter Stalker.

in A Guide to Countries of the World

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political Geography. 470 words.

Guyana in South America remains split between its Indian and black communities

Guyana has a narrow coastal plain that soon

Using Geography to Rethink the State

James D. Sidaway and Carl Grundy-Warr.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies

March 2010; p ublished online January 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Political Geography. 10125 words.

The state can be viewed as a form of community. Forms of human community and their attendant territorialities have been characterized by extreme variation, both historically and...

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Shaping the continent

in Australia

May 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History; Political Geography. 7511 words.

‘Shaping the continent’ looks at the elements that have determined Australia's economy and population. Ownership of land is key: land availability, land use, exploitation, pastoral...

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French and the civilizing mission

in Modern France

October 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945); European History; Political Geography. 5957 words.

‘French and the civilizing mission’ outlines France's attempts to transmit their culture around the world. The Revolution adopted some ideas from the Old Regime, including an obsession with...

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Conclusion

Vanessa Schwartz.

in Modern France

October 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945); European History; Political Geography. 691 words.

The ‘Conclusion’ summarizes what can be learned of post-Revolution France. The realities of modern France are more complex than nationalist pageants show. Power comes to those who unite...

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