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In our class today we will consider some of the boundary conflicts that have taken/and are taking place around the world. The key questions that will inform our learning are:
  • Why and how do cooperation and conflict help shape the distribution of social, political, and economic spaces on Earth at different levels of analysis?
  • How do differing points of view and self-interest play a role in conflict over territory and resources?

We will look at some contemporary boundary conflicts and attempt to identify some of the possible reasons underpinning these conflicts. We will then play a simulation activity where we explore some of these causes in more detail before reflecting on the difficulties and complexities associated with these issues.