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GeoCurrents Break and Renovation

By Martin W. Lewis | December 20, 2011 | 3 Comments
World Map of Per Capita GDP, with Large Countries Divided

Dear Readers,
GeoCurrents will be taking an end-of-the-year break; regular postings will resume in the second week of January. During the break, plans will be made for renovating and expanding the site. In January, blog postings will increase from the current two or three per week to four or five per week. New features will also be added, focused on providing …

A Global North/South Division in the Demic Framework?

By Martin W. Lewis | September 2, 2011 | 4 Comments

As has been argued previously on GeoCurrents, the commonplace notion that the world is starkly divided between a prosperous and powerful “global north” and an impoverished and underdeveloped “global south” (with Australia and New Zealand forming southern outposts of the north) receives little support from world maps of socio-economic development. As can be seen in

Concluding Posts on the Demic Atlas

By Martin W. Lewis | August 29, 2011 |
Map of Island Assignments in the Demic Framework

Dear Readers,

The Demic Atlas project will conclude at the end of this week; next week’s posts will return to the standard GeoCurrents model, examining local issues of geographical significance. Today’s map merely shows which island groups are associated with which regions in the demic framework. As the map is self-explanatory, no further comment

Demic Atlas Preface, Part III

By Martin W. Lewis | August 13, 2011 | 4 Comments
Modified Map of Europe from 1751

As the past several GeoCurrents posts have explained, sovereign states make poor units of socio-economic comparison due to their vast size disparities. But issues of scale are not the only reasons for considering an alternative scheme of division. In the standard model of global affairs, countries are the all-purpose and essential units of human organization

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