RC41 Geopolitics

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Dr. Igor Okunev
Dr. Sharyl Cross

Promotes the study of geopolitics, a concept that today includes those variables important for a country’s foreign policy options, and which cannot be changed by governmental policy in a short period of time. These variables include, among others, a country’s positioning in the international and regional systems, its relationship to the processes of globalisation, and its relative power resources along different dimensions (economic, political, military, cultural etc.).

The research programme includes case studies concerning the reciprocal relationship between geopolitical influences and foreign policy behaviour, and contributions to theorising on the broader relationship between geopolitics and political behaviour.