Skip to main content

Political geography and geopolitics

Buy Article:

$51.00 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Abstract:

This essay discusses the key contributions of Canadian political geographers to the remarkable growth of the subfield in the past two decades. I focus on two burgeoning strands of work: first, the transformation of state power, and second, the current phase of war, militarization and surveillance globally. My goal is not to review the field of political geography. Rather, I use the two themes to foreground prominent strands of recent work and delineate some lines of inquiry that require more attention and are likely to grow in importance. In particular, I underscore the need for closer attention to human agency—that is, capacity to act—in political geography and geopolitics.

Keywords: Canada; actions; agency; geopolitics; géographie politique; géopolitique; militarisation; militarization; political geography; state; état

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1541-0064.2009.00238.x

Affiliations: Department of Geography, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C. Canada, V6T 1Z2 ( ), Email: kuus@geog.ubc.ca

Publication date: March 1, 2009

bpl/cag/2009/00000053/00000001/art00007
dcterms_title,dcterms_description,pub_keyword
6
5
20
40
5

Access Key

Free Content
Free content
New Content
New content
Open Access Content
Open access content
Subscribed Content
Subscribed content
Free Trial Content
Free trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more