CURRENT: Call for Papers, IPSA Conference in Santiago, Chile, July 2009
RC-15 is the Research Committee on Political and Cultural Geography
of the International Political Science Association

Professor Sanjay Chaturvedi & Professor Takashi Yamazaki

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.


Professor Sanjay Chaturvedi
Centre for the Study of Geopolitics
Department of Political Science
Arts Block VI
Panjab University
Chandigarh 160 014

Dr. Takashi Yamazaki
Graduate School of Literature and Human Sciences
3-3-138 Sugimoto, Sumiyoshi-ku
Osaka City, Osaka 558-8585

Carl Dahlman

Board of Officers
Heriberto Cairo Carou
Sanjay Chaturvedi, Co-chair
Paul Claval (ex officio)
Carl Dahlman, Secretary
Colin Flint
Alan Henrikson (ex officio)
Robert Kaiser
Ladis Kristof
Jean Laponce (ex officio)
Cecile Michoudet
Yasuo Miyakawa
John O'Loughlin
Georges Prevelakis (ex officio)
Dennis Rumley
Akihiko Takagi
Gerard Toal
Takashi Yamazaki, Co-chair


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