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Devolution: A Beginner's Guide

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What is devolution and how has it changed how Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales are governed?

 

This article with videos, charts and images was designed as a primer for UK voters for the 2010 election to understand who devolution in Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland were reshaping the political landscape in the United Kingdom.  It is general enough that even though it is outdated as a news story, it serves as a concrete example from geography students to understand the processes and reasons for a decentralization of political power.


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Jacob Crowell's curator insight, December 8, 2014 11:44 AM

The parliament in London is shifting more power to Scotland and other areas in what is called devolution.  This reflects a push for more independence of countries in the UK that are not England. In order to keep the UK together concessions must be made, this devolution is the British Parliament's efforts to keep the UK intact.

Miles Gibson's curator insight, February 11, 2015 9:30 AM

Unit 4 political geography 

This picture explains how devolution works and provides a specific example with the breaking down of power of the imperialist England and it's control into an equally represented United Kingdom. This is an example of devolution at it's best.

This picture relates to unit 4 because it shows how devolution, which is a major part of unit 4, works. It explains it's parts and gives specific geographic examples as in the U.K. this overall relates to unit 4.

Matthew Connealy's curator insight, March 22, 2015 4:04 PM

Devolution is the transfer of powers from a central government to more regional power, in this case, the UK. The UK devolved its powers to England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. These countries have had independent parliaments since 1997. Some "reserved powers" have not been devolved from the UK such as foreign affairs, military defense, international and  economic policies. This change of power has stirred questions on public spending and tax policies, and is still a debate and event to keep your eye on.

 

I feel that devolution has many benefits that outweigh the negative consequences such as money spending. Countries can function in a more independent manner and govern themselves within their defined boundaries in a more efficient way. This topic and article gives greater insight to our political unit and provides great insight for each country's respective parliament.

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AN ATLAS OF COUNTRIES THAT DON’T EXIST by Nick Middleton - Geographical

AN ATLAS OF COUNTRIES THAT DON’T EXIST by Nick Middleton - Geographical | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Review of AN ATLAS OF COUNTRIES THAT DON’T EXIST by Nick Middleton for Geographical magazine
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Looking Another Culture in the Eye

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How to communicate in a global workplace? It takes skill — and an abundance of flexibility.
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Kenyan Farmers Fight Food Loss By Drying Excess Mangoes | The Plate

Kenyan Farmers Fight Food Loss By Drying Excess Mangoes | The Plate | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
What do you get when you mix Kenyan mango farmers, a European food initiative, a German consulting firm, and a Kenyan health food company? Give up?? The answer, of course, is dried mango. (Kaushe m…
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Wal-Mart closings in small towns across U.S. creates new food deserts

Wal-Mart closings in small towns across U.S. creates new food deserts | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Besides the three new food deserts, another 31 neighborhoods in 15 states will lack any place that sells fresh produce and meat after Feb. 5.
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When you wear a hijab in Kansas

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An American Muslim in Kansas tries to claim her place in her own country
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A great look at the clash of cultural values within the American "melting pot".

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The Resilient Pagans of Russia - The New Yorker

The Resilient Pagans of Russia - The New Yorker | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Masha Gessen on Raffaele Petralla’s photographs of the Mari people in Russia's tiny Mari-El republic.
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Iceland’s Ugly Food Festival (Þorrablót) is here

Iceland’s Ugly Food Festival (Þorrablót) is here | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Iceland's Ugly Food Festival (Þorrablót) is here The month of Þorri begins on the 23rd of January which is Bóndadagur, (Husband's Day) and ends on Konudagur (Women's Day) marking that special time of year known as Þorrablót, where Icelanders feast on ugly food in every pocket of the country. Blót = a festival held in…
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Everybody loves food...even if it's ugly!

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Are Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods Gentrifying Neighborhoods?

Are Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods Gentrifying Neighborhoods? | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods may be contributing to rising home values.
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Dictionary of dead language complete after 90 years - BBC News

Dictionary of dead language complete after 90 years - BBC News | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
A full dictionary of the extinct language of ancient Mesopotamia has been completed after 90 years of work.
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QUIZ: Can you match the country to what it used to be called?

QUIZ: Can you match the country to what it used to be called? | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
France has not always been called France.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, January 31, 10:49 PM

Everybody know that Istanbul was Constantinople, but some countries have also known by other names.  This quiz of 18 countries is fairly easily, but I must object to the website's characterization for a perfect score: "You're basically a professional historian."  The word you were looking for was geographer...and if you now have a song stuck in your head, here is the They Might Be Giants version and the old school Four Lads version of Istanbul (Not Constantinople)--you're welcome. 

 

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Ruth Reynolds's curator insight, February 1, 8:46 PM

I am a citizen of which country?

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China's aid to Africa: No strings, more problems - Humanosphere

China's aid to Africa: No strings, more problems - Humanosphere | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Marking its increased interest in Africa, China made a huge splash by pledging $60 billion for development projects and investments over the next three yea
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Grand museum projects: India and the world

Grand museum projects: India and the world | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
India, shaped like a funnel, with oceans on both sides and multiple mountain ranges to the north, has always seemed to be a melting pot like no other. Just as the nest of the ant-lion, with its “V” formation and smooth sides, traps small insects, never letting them climb out again once they’ve fallen in, influences and ideas appeared for centuries to flow towards India but rarely in the opposite direction.
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Emotional haka at wedding reception takes internet by storm

Emotional haka at wedding reception takes internet by storm | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
An emotional haka performed at a wedding reception in Auckland last weekend is taking the internet by storm.
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Japan rejected 99 percent of refugees in 2015

Japan rejected 99 percent of refugees in 2015 | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Justice ministry says it accepted 27 asylum seekers out of record 7,586 applications last year.
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Sweden’s anti-refugee vigilantism has revealed its dark side | Christian Christensen

Sweden’s anti-refugee vigilantism has revealed its dark side | Christian Christensen | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
This is a country with a history of accepting refugees in great numbers. Now its reputation for tolerance seems irrevocably lost
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If you're going to talk about Africa,... - Al Jazeera English | Facebook

Africa is home to 1.1 billion people in 54 nations, speaking 2,000 languages. So why does it get generalised as all doom and gloom when 1 in 3 Africans...
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Why Is English Spelling So Weird?

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English spelling might seem crazy and unfair, but there are reasons for how it got to be that way.
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How strongly different countries feel about religion, in one graph

How strongly different countries feel about religion, in one graph | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Data from the Pew Research Center's 2015 Global Attitudes survey has measured how people around the world feel about religion in their lives.
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Growing Numbers Of Chinese Teens Are Coming To America For High School

Growing Numbers Of Chinese Teens Are Coming To America For High School | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
More than 23,000 have come so far, with California a top destination — especially the Los Angeles suburbs in the San Gabriel Valley. Many teens live with host families and attend private schools.
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Here Are The Self-Declared Nations You Won't See At The UN

Here Are The Self-Declared Nations You Won't See At The UN | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
These nations might not have representation, but they play a major role in international affairs.
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Gerrymandering Is Even More Infuriating When You Can Actually See It

Gerrymandering Is Even More Infuriating When You Can Actually See It | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
A geographer created data visualizations of every congressional district in the US. Some look truly ridiculous.
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Foucault That Noise: The Terror of Highbrow Mispronunciation

Foucault That Noise: The Terror of Highbrow Mispronunciation | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
From Anaïs to Zizek, a brief list of "shibboleth names"
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How to Say Everything in a Hundred-Word Language

How to Say Everything in a Hundred-Word Language | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Those who speak Toki Pona say linguistic simplicity can enable a more profound form of communication.
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What Refugees Ask When They Reach Europe — Uprooted IRC

What Refugees Ask When They Reach Europe - Uprooted IRC - Medium
Some of the most common questions aid workers get are also the most unexpected
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