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Hello, for an article I am looking for maps of the Crimean peninsula (ideally textbooks or atlases) from Russia and Ukraine to compare. Does anyone have appropriate materials or know of suitable contacts (textbook publishers or universities)? Best regards.
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Sorry, I don't have maps of Crimea
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Copyright issues are a secondary concern as their principal application will fall under the terms of 'fair use'
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You may use Google Earth Pro or Arc Earth.
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In india interstate migration is there but lack of proper data and methodology. plz guide this issue
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The number of internal migrants in India was 450 million as per the most recent 2011 census. This is an increase of 45% over the 309 million recorded in 2001. This far exceeds the population growth rate of 18% across 2001-2011. Internal migrants as a percentage of population increased from 30% in 2001 to 37% in 2011
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Hi everyone, I'm going to graduate in one month. Among three topics, I chose the one about "Sovereignty and regionalisms". Could you please advise me on papers, books, articles about this topic? Thank you very much.
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Many thanks Chaminda, it is very useful!!
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I'm doing a preliminary research on previous works in
this field. In particular I'm searching for papers related to tourism
gamification case studies or an analysis\comparison of more works from
a political geography point of view including more experiences
worldwide.
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http://www.academia.edu/7239622/Gamification_in_Tourism as well as previous and more recent papers by Dimitrios :-)
We've just listened to the presentation of yet another Buhalis' paper on the relevant topic in Bilbao, at the http://www.enter2016.org/ congress.
Let's keep in touch, Daniela, for anything I might be of help.
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I’m trying to think this question through with the help of concepts like ‚differential inclusion’ and ‚obscene exclusion’ as Nicola De Genova suggests in "Spectacles of migrant ‘illegality’: the scene of exclusion, the obscene of inclusion" (2003). Maybe some of you have an other ideas on how I could find an answer to this question?
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Dear Isabel Villiger,
I hope the following references may be of assistance – they are a variety of empirical studies drawing on different strands of political economic theory.
Kind regards
Paul Chaney
Sohn, Christophe (2014) The Border as a Resource in the Global Urban Space: A Contribution to the Cross‐Border Metropolis Hypothesis, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Vol.38(5), pp.1697-1711
Pagliari, Stefano ; Vallée, Shahin (2014) Europe between financial repression and regulatory capture, IDEAS Working Paper Series from RePEc, 2014
Perkmann, M (2007) Policy entrepreneurship and multilevel governance: a comparative study of European cross-border regions, Environment And Planning C-Government And Policy, Vol.25(6), pp.861-879
Perkmann, M (2003) Cross-border regions in Europe - Significance and drivers of regional cross-border co-operation, European Urban And Regional Studies, Vol.10(2), pp.153-171
Nelles, Jen ; Durand, Frédéric (2014) Political rescaling and metropolitan governance in cross-border regions: comparing the cross-border metropolitan areas of Lille and Luxembourg, European Urban and Regional Studies, Vol.21(1), pp.104-122
Chilla, T ; Evrard, E ; Schulz, C (2012) On the Territoriality of Cross-Border Cooperation: "Institutional Mapping" in a Multi-Level Context, European Planning Studies, 2012, Vol.20(6), pp.961-980
Anderson, James ; O'Dowd, Liam (1999) Borders, Border Regions and Territoriality: Contradictory Meanings, Changing Significance, Regional Studies, 1999, Vol.33(7), p.593-604
Turkina, Ekaterina ; Postnikov, Evgeny (2014) From Business to Politics: Cross-Border Inter-Firm Networks and Policy Spillovers in the EU's Eastern Neighbourhood, Journal of Common Market Studies, Vol.52(5), pp.1120-1141
Kolosov, V. ; Zotova, M. ; Sebentsov, A. (2014) Structural features of the economy and gradients of socioeconomic development of the border regions of Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine, Regional Research of Russia, 2014, Vol.4(4), pp.286-300.
Dascher, Kristof ; Haupt, Alexander (2011) The political economy of regional integration projects at borders where poor and rich meet: The role of cross-border shopping and community sorting, Journal of Urban Economics, Vol.69(1), pp.148-164
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Can you recomand any good publication about national minorities in Eastern and Central Europe?
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I primarily recommended in my perception two valuable publication which definitely enlarge your intellectual horizon to tackle the issue.
Minority Rights in Central and Eastern Europe BASEES/Routledge series on Russian and East European studies Series editor: Richard Sakwa Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Kent First published by Routledge 2009
Minority Integration in Central Eastern Europe Between Ethnic Diversity and Equality Edited and introduced by Timofey Agarin and Malte Brosig Amsterdam - New York, NY 2009
Please, find attached files.
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Karlo Godoladze
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My research concerns to what extent climate change exacerbate gender inequality in Sub-Saharan Africa. Time period: 1992-2012. I have climate data for the majority of the selected 30 countries and various control variables,  but am struggling to find gender data. UN:s gender related development index is not sufficient and was therefore aiming to modify the data from the reports and use the 'Relative Status of Women' index (A. Geske Dijkstraa & Lucia C. Hanmer, 2011) http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13545700050076106?journalCode=rfec20.
It seems like there is only complete data in some of the UN development reports. 
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Thanks everyone. I will definitely have a look at these sources!
Best, 
Elinor 
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As we all know that based on their experiences & perceptions of urbanization & trends, western theories contextualize generalization to the the third world cities. there are lot of ambiguity and confusion about it. One of the interesting discussions participated by Prof.Ananya Roy & Solomon Benjamin has illustrated the direct examples to disapprove  to unify the global theory of sub-urbanisation.
Annaya Roy directly disfavored these arguments and suggested these generalization are not the universal ones as they can not spread beyond certain boundaries, hence they are not hegemonic theory. Similarly, Prof.Benjamin suggested that this big terminologies loose its significance to explain the realistic situation at micro level and that too from global south cities.He emphasized upon the ethnographic cases which could directly give the flavor of  that case/ site. 
Definitely, the formulation of theories should come from the empirical understand of the local cases, then it can be validated for similar context featuring homogeneous characteristics in terms of governance, economy and institutional aspects.
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You might like to take a look at a book I'm reading at the moment: 'Confronting Suburbanization: Urban Decentralization in Postsocialist Central and Eastern Europe'. It is edited by Kiril Stanilov and Ludek Sykora (2014, John Wiley and Sons, Chichester) who have a broad and simple (but not simplistic) definition of the characteristics of suburbanization globally as well as regionally and contrast urbanisation and suburbanisation in socialist countries before the turn to capitalism. This might give you a new perspective on the breadth of literature in this field so, hopefully, you can align yourself with some whose approach you have sympathies with as well as making critiques.
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I'm looking for data on people moving in and out of Miyagi prefecture,and Ishinomaki City in particular, before and after the Tohoku disaster of March 2011. I want to find out who is migrating into Miyagi and Ishinomaki, and why. Where to find raw numbers would be good, plus any published research on the issue would be very helpful, thanks.
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Hello Peter
In addition to the databases suggested I would recommend revising:
"Predicting Future Migration Destinations from Natural Disasters: the Great East Japan Earthquake" (Hauer, Holloway & Oda). At: http://paa2015.princeton.edu/uploads/150102
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My study area includes a number of residential areas (rural) with different population size that are distributed unequally from the grouse sites. Do you think that we can generate fuzzy map with population size (I feel population size variable is a discrete data) across region? if so, how?
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I think you would benefit from considering both the human population size and the spatial distribution of human development. For instance, a clumped pattern of development usually have a lower impact in the environment than a scattered pattern. There are several spatially explicit indicators that allow you quantifying these dimensions. Please, let me know if you need further information on these indicators and provide more details about your study and available data.
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Do you consider geopolitics as a part or related field of political geography, or perhaps a doctrine instead of scientific discipline?
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Since the days of Ratzel political geography is about the study of state. It varied from study of state as an organism to state as an area, to study of spatial political phenomena. Things changed when Peter J Taylor came who under the "world systems theory" changed the nature of political geography completely. Now state is viewed as an ideology and global economy as the reality (prior to Taylor, state acted as the ultimate reality in political geography). Although under globalisation, state is not same but analysis of political and economic phenomena (say impacts of neo-liberalism) is very much studied at the unit of state.
Geopolitics, on the other hand, as it came into existence in Germany was the study of space from the perspective of state. "Space" was focus. Now things have changed and we are talking about "critical geopolitics".