Universität Wien

290078 SE Seminar Human Geography/ Regional Geography: Geography of Violence (2016W)

The Spatial Dimension of Conflicts, Organised Crime and Wars

5.00 ECTS (3.00 SWS), SPL 29 - Geographie
Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 20 participants
Language: German


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

DI 10.01.2017, 09.00-17.00 Ort: Konferenzraum C520
MI 11.01.2017, 11.30-18.00 Ort: Konferenzraum C520
DO 12.01.2017 13:30-17.00 Ort: Konferenzraum C520

Thursday 06.10. 10:00 - 12:30 Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528
Thursday 01.12. 10:00 - 12:30 Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528
Thursday 12.01. 10:00 - 12:30 Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528


Aims, contents and method of the course

Political geography traditionally analyses the interactions between space, society and politics, whereby geopolitics mainly focuses on spatially relevant government activities or relations between states. In the postmodern era, the focus has shifted from consensus- to conflict-oriented interpretations to spatially networked multi-level analysis (local-regional-national-global) in historical context.
Aim of the seminar is to highlight a number of current and potential conflicts in various regions of Asia and to discuss coping strategies. The triggers vary from religion, identity and ethnicity to poverty and distribution problems, bad governance, the emergence of internationally active organized crime to environmental disasters. Against the background of this general issue different themes will be discussed, with the focus on examples from Asia.

Assessment and permitted materials

written paper and presentation, participation in discussions

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

ability to analyze the major drivers of conflicts, wars and organized crime in the context of the interaction of globalization and "local" problems..

Examination topics

presentation and discussion

Reading list

will be announced in course of the seminar

Association in the course directory

(MG-S4-SE) (MG-S6-SE) (L2-b4, L2-b-zSE) (L2-d-zSE) (UF MA GW 02)

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