Holland, E. and O’Loughlin, J. (2021) ‘Is Russia still a superpower?’, Geography Review, 34 (3), pp.22-26.
The countries that have superpower status change over time. After the break-up of the Soviet Union Russia became less powerful. What role does it now play on the global stage and how does it oppose the USA?
Oakes, S. (2021) ‘Making connections: new horizons: changing places, global systems and Covid-19’, Geography Review, 34 (4), pp.13-15.
This Making Connections explores changes in local place identities and experiences linked with the spread of Covid-19 through global systems. This article links to your units on Changing Places and Global Systems and Global Governance. Look out for the discussion questions in this article.
Oakes, S. (2021) ‘Updates: everybody’s talking about…statues’, Geography Review, 34 (4), pp.22-23.
Why were statues the focus of protests in major UK cities during June 2020? And what do these events tell us about place, and global systems? This article links to your units on Changing Places and Global Systems and Global Governance. Look out for the accompanying presentation in this article and the discussion questions.
Evans, A. (2020) ‘Updates: global development: workers’ rights and global trade: case studies from Vietnam and Bangladesh’, Geography Review, 34 (2), pp.6-8.
This update uses the examples of Vietnam and Bangladesh to show how globalisation of trade can put economic pressure on governments to improve workers’ rights – and how this can go wrong.
Masse, F. (2020) ‘Updates: global governance: the international wildlife trade’, Geography Review, 34 (2), pp.14-16.
How do countries come together to govern the international trade in wildlife, both legal and illegal? And is it working, given the threat of species extinction and the belief that trade in wild animals was responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic?
Oakes, S. (2020) ‘New horizons: making connections: global systems and coastal landscapes’, Geography Review, 33 (3), pp.17-19.
This Making Connections looks at synoptic links between global systems, coastal landscapes and other A-level geography topics. You can improve your geographical thinking about coastal challenges and opportunities by making links across topics.
Oakes, S. (2019) ‘New horizons: geographical ideas: interdependence’, Geography Review, 32 (4), pp.17-19.
Why is interdependence such an important concept in the geography of global systems?
Oakes, S. (2019) ‘Updates: everybody’s talking about…5G’, Geography Review, 33 (1), pp.16-17.
Emerging 5G mobile networks promise to transform connectivity for societies, especially in cities. What are the implications of this latest ‘shrinking world’ technology for changing places, global systems and global governance?
Oakes, S. (2019) ‘Updates: global government update: scales of governance: climate policy in the USA’, Geography Review, 33 (2), pp.30-33.
At A-level you need to understand how different scales of governance interact, from global to local. This Global Governance Update uses the example of climate policy in the USA to illustrate how such relationships work.
Miller, G. (2018) ‘Updates: global development update: modern slavery: an issue of global governance’, Geography Review, 32 (2), pp.27-29.
Modern slavery is a human rights issues requiring global governance. This article looks at what is meant b slavery, the numbers and global distribution of those affected by it, and what the international community is doing to tackle this human exploitation.
Oakes, S. (2018) ‘Updates: global governance: getting to grips with global norms’, Geography Review, 32 (1), pp.27-29.
You need to know about global norms for your A-level course. So what are they?
(2017) ‘Making the grade: question and answer: global systems and global governance’, Geography Review, 31 (2), pp.6-9.
Takes a look at an AQA specimen question for the 2016 specification on the themes of TNCs within globalisation, and governance of the global commons in relation to Antarctica. This includes a data-analysis question.