RC41 - Geopolitics

Co-Chair 

Aharon Klieman, Tel-Aviv University
aklieman@gmail.com

Faculty of Social Sciences
Department of  Political Science
Ramat Aviv
Tel-Aviv 66978
ISRAEL

 

Co-Chair

Igor Okunev, MGIMO University

 

Officers

Prof. Sharyl Cross, St. Edwards University, USA, sharylcross@stedwards.edu

Prof. Pere Vilanova, University of Barcelona, Spain, vilanova@ub.edu

Dr. Tolga Demiryol, Altinbas University, Turkey, demiryol@gmail.com

Dr. Ziv Rubinovitz, Sonoma State U., USA, z  iv.rubinovits@gmail.com

 

Background

Recognised as study group in 1995; granted research committee status in 1999.

 

Objectives

Promotes the study of geopolitics, a concept that today includes those variables important for a country’s foreign policy options, and which cannot be changed by governmental policy in a short period of time. These variables include, among others, a country’s positioning in the international and regional systems, its relationship to the processes of globalisation, and its relative power resources along different dimensions (economic, political, military, cultural etc.).

The research programme includes case studies concerning the reciprocal relationship between geopolitical influences and foreign policy behaviour, and contributions to theorising on the broader relationship between geopolitics and political behaviour.

 

Website

http://rc41.ipsa.org/