RC15 - Political and Cultural Geography


Prof. María Lois, Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Facultad de Ciencias Politicas y Sociologia
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Campus de Somosaguas
Pozuelo de Alarcón
28223 Madrid



Prof. Ryan Weichelt, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Department of Geography and Anthropology
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
105 Garfield Ave
Eau Claire, WI 54701


Board members

Prof. Heriberto Cairo, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain, hcairoca@cps.ucm.es
Prof. Sanjay Chaturvedi, South Asian University, India, sanjay@pu.ac.in
Prof. Gabriela de la Paz, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico, gdelapaz@tec.mx
Dr. Johanna Pettersson, Uppsala University/Södertörn University, Sweden, johanna.pettersson@statsvet.uu.se
Prof. Jaime Preciado, Universidad de Guadalajara, México, japreco@hotmail.com
Dr. Luna Vives. Université de Montréal, Canada, luna.vives@umontreal.ca
Prof. Takashi Yamazaki, Osaka City University, Japan, yamataka@lit.osaka-cu.ac.jp
Dr. Marta Zorko, University of Zagreb, Croatia, mzorkofpzg@gmail.com
Dr. Pedro Limón, University Complutense of Madrid, pedro.limon@ucm.es
Dr. Natalija Mićunović, Institute of Social Sciences, Belgrade, Serbia-R,natalijam57@gmail.com
Dr. Alejandro Rascovan, alejandrorascovan@gmail.com



Recognised as a study group in 1976; granted research committee status in 1978.



The study of the political organization of geographical space. The structuring of space is studied under two perspectives: territories and networks. The influence of cultural factors also will receive attention. The ideas of Jean Gottmann as guiding principles for political-geographical analysis will be considered. Among specific themes of research interest are: European and other world-regional iconographies, diasporas, democracy and stability, boundary maintenance and transborder cooperation, urban politics and city networks, and challenges to the Westphalian spatial model from above and below. Studies in electoral geography, on varying scales, as well as those in historical geography and demography that relate to the political organization of space also are encouraged. The role of political and cultural “distance” and other geographical factors in international relations, along with classic issues relating to the geography of war and peace, are encompassed as well.