Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2010

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Political Science

Major

Political Science

First Advisor

Robert Urbatsch

Abstract

Geography plays a significant, fundamental role in shaping outcomes in human societies. Among other geographical elements, borders have significant implications—they are not only geographical figures, but also political creatures. Against previous theories that have studied border effects along with institutional differences mostly about economic implications, this thesis considers how sub-national borders with weak jurisdictions affect cultural, political, and economic phenomena using data from South Korea. Unlike international borders and intra-national borders in a federal state, this thesis suggests borders in a unitary nation have less economic effects, but more cultural and political effects.

Copyright Owner

Bowon Chang

Language

en

Date Available

2012-04-30

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

65 pages

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