RC15 - Political and Cultural Geography

Co-Chairs

Heriberto Cairo, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
hcairoca@cps.ucm.es

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

Luna Vives, Dawson College
lunavives@gmail.com

Department of Geography
Dawson College, #4D.19
3040 Sherbrooke West
Montreal, QC H3Z 1A4
CANADA

Secretary

Przemyslaw Osiewicz, Adam Mickiewicz University
hcairoca@cps.ucm.es

Faculty of Political Science and Journalism
Adam Mickiewicz University
ul. Umultowska 89a
61-614 Poznań
POLAND

 

Background

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

 

Objectives

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.

 

Website

http://rc15.ipsa.org/