Political Aspects are an important component of geography that deal with the spatial distribution of power and the ways in which political entities interact with each other and with their physical environment. It encompasses a broad range of topics, from the study of political systems, political geography, international relations, geopolitics, political economy, and more.
One of the key areas of study within political geography is the examination of the state system and how states function and interact with each other. This includes looking at issues such as territorial disputes, the formation of borders, the role of nationalism, and the influence of global power dynamics.
Another important aspect of political geography is the study of political and economic systems within individual countries. This includes analyzing the political structures, institutions, and processes that govern societies and how they impact economic development, social inequalities, and environmental outcomes.
Geopolitics is another important area within political geography that examines the strategic importance of certain locations and resources, and how they impact international relations and global power dynamics. This includes analyzing the role of natural resources, transportation networks, and military bases in shaping geopolitical relations.
Overall, the study of political aspects in geography is essential for understanding the complexities of contemporary society and the ways in which politics, economics, and geography intersect to shape the world we live in.
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Political Aspects Previous Year Questions (UPSC CSE Mains Geography Optional)
- Discuss the continuing disputes on water sharing between the riparian states of North-West India. (15 Marks/2022)
- Kalapani dispute has opened a new front on the India-Nepal international border. Explain.(10 Marks/2022)
- Discuss the geo-political impact of bilateral relationship between India and Bhutan. (10 Marks/2021)
- Critically examine the problems of inter-State border disputes in India. (15 Marks/2021).
- Has the regional aspiration of the people of Jammu and Kashmir been addressed through re-organisation of the state? Make an assessment. (10 Marks/2020)
- Border area development is an important national priority.What are the resilient steps needed for peaceful borders? (20 Marks/2020)
- Describe the economic, maritime and strategic interests of India in South China Sea. (15 Marks/2020)
- Discuss the political aspects of Himalaya. Explain how it has affected geo-strategy, geo-politics and regional consciousness of Indian federalism. (20 Marks/2019)
- “India is emerging as a global power in relation to Indian ocean realm.” Elaborate. (15 Marks/2019)
- Why setting up ofWater Management Boards is a controversial issue in India. (10 Marks/2018)
- Discuss the emerging geo-political scenario of Indian Ocean realm. (15 Marks/2018)
- Cross border terrorism has implications on border area development in India. Examine it with suitable examples. (15 Marks/2018)
- Is the land boundary of India with its neighbouring countries a cultural divide or divided culture? Explain with suitable examples. (15 Marks/2018)
- Explain the inter-State issues involves in implementation of the Satluj-Yamuna Link Canal Project. (10 Marks/2017)
- Identify the Naxal-affected areas in India and discuss their socio-economic problems. (15 Marks/2017)
- Bring out the geopolitical implications of Doklam dispute in the context of IndoChina relations. (10 Marks/2017)
- Goods and Services Tax (GST) has differential impact on developed and backward states of the country. How and why? (10 Marks/2017)
- Explain the role of India in the geo-politics of south Asia. (10 Marks/2016)
- Explain the origin, dimension and implications of Sino-Indian border dispute. (15 Marks/2016)
- Give a reasoned account of river water disputes related to the River Krishna. (15 Marks/2015)
- Bring out the role of terrain in determining India’s political influence over neighbouring countries. (10 Marks/2014)
- Discuss the implications of India’s strategic location with reference to the Indian Ocean. (15 Marks/2014)
- India is involved in a number of border disputes. Explain the reasons and remedies. (20 Marks/2014)
- Write a note on geopolitics of the Indian Ocean realm. (20 Marks/2013)
- Comment on the basis of creation of new States in India in 2000. (15 Marks/2013)
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