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Question: Proposal: A project to support community forestry committees in Scotland, funded by the Forestry Commission.

Answer: Scotland is home to a number of community managed forests; the Laggan Forest Initiative (FI) and Abriachan Forest Trust (FT). Developed in...


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  • Subject: Geography
  • Course: Geography
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 67%
  • Words: 1568
  • Date submitted: December 10, 2010
  • Date written: May, 2009
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 3549

Question: Why has concern about the scarcity of timber resources faded?

Answer: Timber production is, in theory, infinitely sustainable product and only requires soil nutrients, air, water and solar insolation to grow. However, the...


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  • Subject: Geography
  • Course: Geography
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 67%
  • Words: 1992
  • Date submitted: November 23, 2010
  • Date written: April, 2009
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 3484

Question: What is assimilation and does it have a spatial dimension?

Answer: The centrality of assimilation for the scientific understanding of immigration, ethnic segregation, and urban residential land use patterns is traceable to the...


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  • Subject: Geography
  • Course: Geography
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 64%
  • Words: 2768
  • Date submitted: August 04, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2018

Question: ‘Processes associated with globalisation including international migration, are undermining national citizenship.’ Discuss.

Answer: It is clear that we now live in a time where the nation-state is no longer the undisputed highest form of governance....


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  • Subject: Geography
  • Course: Geography
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 64%
  • Words: 2745
  • Date submitted: August 04, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2012

Question: Outline Zygmunt Bauman’s key ideas and discuss their potential or actual value to geographers.

Answer: “Zygmunt Bauman is one of the great intellectuals of our time. He re-formulates old problems and helps us to form completely new...


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  • Subject: Geography
  • Course: Geography
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 64%
  • Words: 1769
  • Date submitted: August 04, 2009
  • Date written: November, 2002
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2011

Question: Explore the meaning of ‘sustainable development’ in the Southeast Asian context. Can one make a case for a distinctively Southeast Asian definition of this concept?

Answer: The concept of ‘sustainable development’ has become an area of intense debate and extensive discourse since its inclusion in the report ‘Our...


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  • Subject: Geography
  • Course: Geography
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 64%
  • Words: 3668
  • Date submitted: August 01, 2009
  • Date written: November, 2000
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 1998

Question: Explore the emergence of environmental debates in development theory over the last fifty years.

Answer: This essay looks at the background leading up to, and reasons for, the emergence of environmental debates in development theory over the...


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  • Subject: Geography
  • Course: Geography
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 64%
  • Words: 2114
  • Date submitted: July 31, 2009
  • Date written: April, 2002
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 1997

Question: To what extent do physical and human geography share an intellectual history?

Answers should incorporate specific examples of geographical research to illustrate conceptual change in the discipline.

Answer: All geographical research is guided by a set of philosophical beliefs, influencing or motivating the selection of topics for study. There has...


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  • Subject: Geography
  • Course: Geography
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 64%
  • Words: 2258
  • Date submitted: July 30, 2009
  • Date written: November, 2005
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 1988

Question: With reference to ‘children’s independent mobility’, discuss the extent to which recently published research in children’s geography is ethically and methodologically robust.

Answer: The study of children in geography was until fairly recently a neglected area of research (Holloway and Valentine, 2000). The growing interest...


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  • Subject: Geography
  • Course: Geography
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 64%
  • Words: 2530
  • Date submitted: July 30, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 1987

Question: ‘Geography is a discipline in which there is nothing but fragmentation around a defended core’ (Johnston, 1998, 139).

Drawing on a range of sources, discuss what might be the ‘core’ of modern geography and comment upon the forces that are contributing to, or working against, intellectual fragmentation.

Answer: R. J. Johnston’s article ‘Fragmentation around a Defended Core’ (1998) is a convincing contention of the belief that geography is a fragmented...


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  • Subject: Geography
  • Course: Geography
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 64%
  • Words: 1848
  • Date submitted: July 30, 2009
  • Date written: March, 2003
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 1983

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