Digital Resources - The Beginning
The first set of downloadable resources are available on the digital resources page. These give a flavour of the content and style of some of my iBooks. Feel free to download and use for educational purposes within your institution. To get the full interactive experience, the iBooks versions are obviously better - but of course not everyone has access to a Mac, iPad or iPhone (the screen size of the latter is also an issue). You can download the South Korea and Sri Lanka iBooks for FREE from the iBooks Store, and the other iBooks are available for a modest price. I'll be adding plenty of other resources that I have created for classroom use shortly so please take another look at a later date.
I am currently reading Emma Sky's book - The Unravelling; High Hopes and Missed Opportunities in Iraq. The book describes the challenges of nation building, and how the overthrow of an authoritarian regime can lead to state collapse and conflict. It provides a fascinating insight into post-2003 Iraq, the challenges faced by the US-led Coalition, and the conditions that allowed Islamic State to rise to prominence. This unique story of Iraqis and Americans, and of soldiers and civilians, was gleamed while Emma was working in Iraq, initially as civilian representative of the Coalition Provisional Authority in Kirkuk, and then as political advisor to General Odierno. Highly recommended reading.
Author: Peter Lowe
I am particularly interested in the geographical dimension to conflicts, as well as the geographical aspects to development and globalisation issues.