Political geography and geopolitics
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.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Department of Geography, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C. Canada, V6T 1Z2 ( ), Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Publication date: March 1, 2009