Spatial distribution of power and strategies of states or what and how geopolitics explains

Busygina I.M.,

Dr. Sci. (Pol. Sci.), Director of the Center for Comparative Governance Studies, Professor, Department of Applied Politics, National Research University Higher School of Economics in Saint Petersburg,

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Okunev I.Yu.,

Cand. Sci. (Pol. Sci.), Associate Professor, Department of Comparative Politics, MGIMO-University,

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DOI: 10.17976/jpps/2014.02.08
For citation:

Busygina I.M., Okunev I.Yu. Spatial distribution of power and strategies of states or what and how geopolitics explains. – Polis. Political Studies. 2014. No. 2. P. 106-123. (In Russ.).


The article explores explanations in geopolitics. Geographical factors – size and location of a state (group of states), characteristics of neighboring territories, various internal asymmetries, the nature of center-periphery relations, etc. – could form (among others) important independent variables for analysis and prediction of interactions of states (groups of states) at the global arena as well as in explanation of spatial distribution of power and its changes on the world map. Explained are also distinctions between levels of geopolitical analysis as well as between “high” and “low” geopolitics

geopolitics; space; power; power distribution.

Content No. 2, 2014

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