territorial shape

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According to Anssi Paasi, the institutionalization of territories can be divided into some stages: the development of territorial shape, the formation of symbolic shape, the emergence of institutions, and the establishment of a region.
The concept of space delimited by people's history, customs and traditions are at the centre of a region's territorial shape.
Ultimately, the quest for claim-makers is to achieve a close congruence between a group's cultural space and the territorial shape of the corresponding region.
These indicators constitute the cornerstones of Nunavut's territorial shape.
Although the territorial shape of Nunavut does largely reflect the spatial extent of Inuit cultural space in the Canadian Eastern Arctic, other factors also had to be taken into account.
The social construction of a region's territorial shape is influenced not only by internal actors, but also by external ones.
The likely loss of stakeholders' cultural spaces in Nunavut may be understood by the fact that in the process of constructing a region's territorial shape, claim- makers redefine the significance of the region as truly reflecting the cultural space of the region's dominant group of people.
In the end, the interaction of these combined elements gave Nunavut its present territorial shape.
The proliferation of logo-maps depicting the geopolitical boundaries of a region cause among people a new self-consciousness about the land, and a new sensitivity to the territorial shape of the region.
97) The first is "the formation of territorial shape.