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Context debates in political geography What distinguishes spatial analysis from sociological, political or economic modeling is a consideration of both compositional and contextual elements of the problem. SPATIAL ANALYSIS IN POLITICAL GEOGRAPHY 33 Political studies typically lack any consideration of the context or environment in which the political process takes place. It is now common practice to see context carefully evaluated in epidemiological or educational studies, because environmental considerations (neighborhood, school, metropolitan area, region) have been dramatically significant in explaining variations in disease rates and school test scores.
The character of the natural environment determines the character of the social environment" (Plekhanov, 1956c, pp. 1 5 4 - 5 ) . "The task of contemporary materialism applied to social science," he concluded elsewhere, "is precisely to demonstrate how the development of humankind takes place under the influence of conditions which are independent of its will" (Plekhanov, 1923, p. 24). Plekhanov is interesting for our purposes, however, not so much in terms of this theoretical orientation - which as we have seen he shared with the main currents of European Marxism of the day - but rather in the very particular way in which he made use of it in his social and political analysis.
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