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IPSA RC 41 Co-Chair Textbook on Political Geography Published by Peter Lang

In Brussels, the international academic publisher Peter Lang released a textbook on Political Geography by Dr. Igor Okunev, IPSA RC 41 Geopolitics Co-Chair,.

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Political geography is a discipline concerned with the spatial dimensions of politics. This subject offers an introduction to the study of political science, international relations and area studies, providing a systemic approach to the spatial dimension of political processes at all levels. It covers their basic elements, including states, supranational unions, geopolitical systems, regions, borders, capitals, dependent, and internationally administered territories. Political geography develops fundamental theoretical approaches that give insight into the peculiarities of foreign and domestic policies. The ability to use spatial analysis techniques allows determining patterns and regularities of political phenomena both at the global and the regional and local levels.

The Russian version of this textbook, approved by the Editorial and Publishing Council of MGIMO University, has already gone through two reprints. The textbook has been approved by the professional community and a number of leading universities in Russia and CIS countries use it as the main textbook for their Political Geography courses. The Russian International Affairs Council included the book in the 2019 reading list for International Affairs students and experts. The book was translated into English by the MGIMO lecturers M.Ananyeva, N.Panich and N.Simakov. The preface to the English edition was written by Professors S.Cross and M.Ilyin.

Peter Lang is one of the leaders in academic publishing, specializing in the humanities and social sciences worldwide. It has offices in Bern, Berlin, Brussels, Oxford, New York, Warsaw, Vienna, Dublin and Istanbul. Scientific journals planning to publish a review of the textbook can contact the publisher to receive a free copy.

The textbook is available at:

Peter Lang https://www.peterlang.com/view/title/70630?rskey=TRbgQq&format=PBK

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/2807616216/


Madrid 2012 Papers

Please find attached the papers presented at RC 41 Panels at IPSA World Congress in Madrid 2012. You can fin find more information on the event here http://rc41.ipsa.org/pages/2012-Madrid

The Emerging Balance of Institutions in the Asia-Pacific: A Game on Two Chessboards? Dr. Artyom Lukin

Artyom Lukin

The US vs. The East Asian Rising Powers: Can the US Stay on Top? Dr. Ziv Rubinovitz

Ziv Rubinovitz

What Determines Secondary Powers’ Strategy Toward Rising Power? China’s Rise and East Asian States’ Responses Mr. Jeongseok Lee

Jeongseok Lee

Central Asia and the Great Powers: Different Times, the Same Game? Mr. Paulo Duarte

Paulo Duarte

Large Refugee Populations, Resource Scarcity and Conflict Miss Heidrun Bohnet

Heidrun Bohnet

Water Resource Management and North American Paradiplomacy: The Case of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Mrs. Annie Chaloux, Prof. Stéphane Paquin

Annie Chaloux

Rethinking the "Middle East" as an Object of Study in Political Science Dr. Carimo Mohomed

Carimo Mohomed

The Shifting Hard and Soft Balance of Power in the Euro-Mediterranean Regional Security Complex Dr. Astrid Boening

Astrid Boening

Thinking Regions in the 21st Century. A Mediterranean Approach Miss Maria Ayllon

Maria Ayllon


Sao Paulo 2011 Papers

Ms. Antonio Lucena Silva, Federal University of Pernambuco - UFPE, Brazil
Ms. Augusto Teixeira Júnior, Federal University of Pernambuco - UFPE, Brazil

North-South Rivalry and Offshore Balancing in Sub-Saharan Africa

Prof. Michael Kluth, Roskilde University, Denmark
Dr. Jess Pilegaard, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark

North-South Rivalry and Offshore Balancing in Sub-Saharan Africa

Mr. Fabrício Chagas Bastos, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Prof. Alexandre Rochman, UNESP, University of Guelph

South America and the Issue of Power on the Beginning of the 21st Century


Moscow 2010 Papers

Please find attached the papers presented at RC 41 Conference in Moscow 2010. You can fin find more information on the event here http://rc41.ipsa.org/pages/2010-Moscow

Igor Okunev Centripetal and Centrifugal Forces in the Geopoltical Structure of the World

Centripetal and Centrifugal Forces

Nikola Zeljković Clash of interests on Balkans between USA, Russia, Turkey and the EU


Artyom Lukin Balance of Power in Northeast Asia: A Case for Stability

Northeast Asia

Alexandra Shapovalova Asymmetric Balance of Power in Eastern Europe

Eastern Europe

Sona Margaryan EU Conflict Resolution Policy in the South Caucasus:Paying for Security vs. Manipulation for Influence

South Caucasus

George-Vadim Tiugea Perspectives of the Balance of Power in Eastern Europe at the Beginning of the 21st Century

Eastern Europe 2

Dimitris Rapidis From Global to Regional Hegemony: The Geopolitical Triangle of Russia, Turkey, and Iran in the Caspian Sea and Middle East Region

Russia, Turkey, Iran

Peter Casny From Global Contest over International Coordination in Energy Security – European policy between geopolitics and multilateral governance

European Energy Security


Santiago 2009 Papers

Please find attached the papers presented at RC 41 panels in Santiago 2009. You can fin find more information on the event here http://rc41.ipsa.org/pages/2009-Santiago

Joseph YS Cheng China’s Energy Security and Energy Diplomacy


Ziv Rubinovitz Geopolitics and American Policy on the Use of Force: Somalia, Rwanda and Afghanistan

American policy

Charles-Philippe David, Elisabeth Vallet Mirror Mirror on the Wall: Why is There a Wall After All? The Return of the Wall in International Relations