Political geography

study of the spatial outcomes of political processes

Political geography is the study of the spaces of politics and the politics of space.[1] It is the field of geography which is concerned with the relationships between people, the state, and territory.

Political geography is organized or studied in three scaled groups.[2]

  • international[2]
  • national[2]
  • within nations[2]



The British academic Halford Mackinder created the study of "political geography".[3]


  1. University of Zurich, Department of Geography, "Political geography" Archived 2013-04-20 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 2013-4-21.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Taylor, Peter James. (1984). Political Geography: Recent Advances and Future Directions, p. 1.
  3. Blacksell, Mark. (2013). Political Geography, p. 1.

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