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Does the shape of countries shape their destiny?

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Abstract


  • Might the destiny of nations be controlled by the underlying shape of their geography?

    This is the subject of a recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The authors – political scientists David Laitin, Joachim Moortgat and Amanda Robinson – calculated the area, size and longitude-to-latitude ratio of every country on Earth.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Gibson, C. & Klocker, N. (2012). Does the shape of countries shape their destiny?. The Conversation, 2 July 1-4.

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2078&context=sspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/1079

Number Of Pages


  • 3

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 4

Volume


  • 2 July

Place Of Publication


  • Australia

Abstract


  • Might the destiny of nations be controlled by the underlying shape of their geography?

    This is the subject of a recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The authors – political scientists David Laitin, Joachim Moortgat and Amanda Robinson – calculated the area, size and longitude-to-latitude ratio of every country on Earth.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Gibson, C. & Klocker, N. (2012). Does the shape of countries shape their destiny?. The Conversation, 2 July 1-4.

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2078&context=sspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/1079

Number Of Pages


  • 3

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 4

Volume


  • 2 July

Place Of Publication


  • Australia