area recognized by individuals or groups as worthy of special attention as a site of special religious experiences or events.
state's power to control space or territory and shape the foreign policy of individual states and international political relations.
group of people often sharing common elements of culture, such as religion or language or a history or political identity.
ideal form consisting of a homogeneous group of people governed by their own state.
sum of the inventions, institutions, and relationships created and reproduced by human beings across particular places and times.
increasing interconnectedness of different parts of the world through common processes of economic, environmental, political, and cultural change.
extension of the power of a nation through direct or indirect control of the economic and political life of other territories.
exercise of state power over people and territory, recognized by other states and codified by international law.
delimited area over which a state exercises control and which is recognized by other states.
practice of redistricting for partisan purposes.
regions that dominate trade, control the most advanced technologies, and have high levels of productivity within diversified economies.
regions with undeveloped or narrowly specialized economies with low levels of productivity.
domination over the world economy exercised by one national state in a particular historical epoch through a combination of economic, military, financial, and cultural means.
taken-for-granted pattern and context for everyday living through which people conduct their lives.
shared meanings among people, derived from their lived experience of everyday practice.
attitude that one's own race and culture are superior to others'.
emotions and meanings associated with particular places that have become significant to individuals. "love of place"
doctrine holding that human activities are controlled by the environment.