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8.2.2 Global Challenges
General information Population geography Cultural integration
Political geography Development geography Natural resource use

General information

Global Issues of the Twenty-First Century - United Nations Challenges - Christopher Spencer, Former Senior Advisor International Organizations, Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
http://www.global-challenges.org/


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Population geography

Millers Point - Issues and Challenges - from Observatory Hill Environmental Education Centre
http://www.observhill-e.schools.nsw.edu.au/mp.html

The state of world population 2005 - from United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
http://www.unfpa.org/swp/swpmain.htm

Migration and urbanization - from United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
http://www.unfpa.org/6billion/populationissues/migration.htm

The world factbook 2005 - from the CIA
http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/index.html

World Population Information - from the U.S. Census Bureau
http://www.census.gov/ipc/www/world.html

Australian Bureau of Statistics
http://www.abs.gov.au

Population and environment – what's the connection? - from NOVA, The Australian Academy of Science
http://www.science.org.au/nova/087/087key.htm


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Cultural integration

Cloning the Consumer Culture - from Center for Media Literacy, US
http://www.medialit.org/reading_room/article219.html

The Invisible Doors Between Cultures - from Northern Arizona University
http://jan.ucc.nau.edu/~jar/TIL_23.html

The Riddle of Ramadan: Media, Consumer Culture and the 'Christmas-ization' of a Muslim Holiday - from Georgetown University
http://nmit.georgetown.edu/papers/warmbrust.htm

Culture Vultures: Fashion junkies abound in mainstream America - from The Sonoma County Independent
http://www.metroactive.com/papers/sonoma/09.21.00/fashion-0038.html

Transnational Corporations: Statement of the Problem - from the Sierra Club
http://www.sierraclub.org/policy/conservation/transcorp.asp

Québec’s Policy with Respect to Cultural Diversity, Social Integration and Equality - from the Minister of Education, Québec
http://www.meq.gouv.qc.ca/REFORME/religion/html-ang/abr-ang/text/chapt2-III.htm


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Political geography

The Global Economy and the Nation-State from Council on Foreign Relations Inc.
http://www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/intrel/drucker.htm

The Nation-State - from Global Problems and the Culture of Capitalism, by Richard Robbins, University of Plattsburgh
http://faculty.plattsburgh.edu/richard.robbins/legacy/nation_state_resources.htm

The Role of the Nation-State in the Culture of Capitalism - from Global Problems and the Culture of Capitalism, by Richard Robbins, University of Plattsburgh
http://faculty.plattsburgh.edu/richard.robbins/legacy/nation_state_readings.htm

Resisting the Nation State - the pacifist and anarchist tradition - from PEACE PLEDGE UNION
http://www.ppu.org.uk/e_publications/dd-trad1.html

The nation state, one player among many? - interview with Bertrand Badie, from Ministry oif Foreign Affairs, France
http://www.france.diplomatie.fr/label_france/ENGLISH/DOSSIER/2000/05etat.html

Globalization and the Nation State - from Global Policy Forum
http://www.globalpolicy.org/nations/future/2003/0530glob.htm

Globalization - from Global Policy Forum
http://www.globalpolicy.org/globaliz/index.htm

Nations and State - from Global Policy Forum
http://www.globalpolicy.org/nations/index.htm

Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) - Australian - from World Legal Information Institute
http://www.worldlii.org/catalog/208.html

Security in a shrinking world - see, in particular, Unbreakable links, from Our Planet
http://www.ourplanet.com/imgversn/124/noor.html

The Age of Mass Migration: Causes and Economic Impact - from Economic History Services
http://www.eh.net/bookreviews/library/0112.shtml

Millennium Development Goals - from the World Bank Group
http://www.developmentgoals.org

A Working Set of Indicators of Development Progress
http://www1.oecd.org/dac/Indicators/index.htm


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Development geography

Race/Ethnicity - from the UK Civil Service
http://www.diversity-whatworks.gov.uk/race_and_ethnicity/index.asp

Gender - from the UK Civil Service
http://www.diversity-whatworks.gov.uk/gender/index.asp

Urban Spatial Development patterns: Economic and Non-economic Explanation - from Texas A&M University
http://taz.tamu.edu/LAUP/faculty/chengri/publica/spatial/spaurban.html

Towards a spatial analysis framework: modeling urban development patterns
http://www.geocomputation.org/2001/papers/cheng.pdf

Gender Equity - from Springfield Technical Community College
http://www.genderequity.org/

Ecologically sustainable development - from Environment Australia
http://www.ea.gov.au/esd/

Ecologically sustainable development - from the NSW Environment Protection Authority
http://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/soe/97/intro/5.htm

Sustainable development and social equity - from Bay Area Alliance for Sustainable Communities
http://www.bayareaalliance.org/equity.html

Poverty and social equity - from the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
http://www.unescap.org/sdd/theme2002/ch2.htm


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Natural resource use

Land tenure - from Geoscience Australia
http://www.auslig.gov.au/facts/tenure.htm

Natural resources - from Macquarie University
http://www.es.mq.edu.au/hsc/nat_res/lecoh.htm

Case Studies - from the Australian Mekong Resource Centre
http://www.mekong.es.usyd.edu.au/case_studies/case_index.htm

Classroom Antartica: Protecting the environment - from the Australian Antarctic Division
http://www.aad.gov.au/default.asp?content=dynamic&title=Classroom+Antarctica&casid=56&docid=1&type=3&children=57

Assigning Economic Value to Conservation - from The Progress Report, Independent Daily News
http://www.progress.org/forest.htm

United Nations index to economic and social development - natural resources - from the United Nations
http://www.un.org/esa/subindex/qd.htm

The political economy of natural resources-based conflict in Sudan - from the Organization for Social Science and Research in Eastern and Southern Africa
http://www.ossrea.net/announcements/sara.pdf

Natural resource management - from the Murray Darling Basin Commission
http://www.mdbc.gov.au/nrm

Enhancing indigenous traditional knowledge as a basis for sustainable development - from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation
http://www.unesco.org/culture/indigenous/html_eng/develop.shtml

Native title and the right to development, Native Title Report 2003 - from Australia Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission
http://www.hreoc.gov.au/social_justice/ntreport03/chapter1.htm

Indigenous Australians: Natural Resource Management - from Australia Department of Environment and Heritage
http://www.deh.gov.au/commitments/wssd/publications/indigenous.html

Ecologically Sustainable Development - from the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation
http://www.fisheries-esd.com/c/implement/implement0200.cfm

Natural Resources, Forests and Agriculture - from the Australian Greenhouse Office
http://www.greenhouse.gov.au/naturalresources.html

Implementation of ecologically sustainable development by commonwealth departments and agencies - from the Productivity Commission
http://www.pc.gov.au/inquiry/esd/finalreport/

Ecologically sustainable development from Environment Australia
http://www.ea.gov.au/esd/

Ecologically sustainable development - from the NSW Environment Protection Authority
http://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/soe/97/intro/5.htm

Our Work in Focus - from the Natural Resource Institute
http://www.nri.org/work/ourworkinfocus.htm


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