Political Geography




Science Direct


Science Direct


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This journal focusses on the geographies of the state, policy, and allied dimensions. It can be accessed through the website of Elsevier, an academic publisher.

The journal publishes reviews of books and essays in addition to research papers on diverse aspects of political geography such as political science and international relations. This includes critical analyses and perspectives on methodologies of geopolitics, political ecology and geographies of sovereignty and institutions. Other areas covered by the journal include critical engagement of the theory and practice of geopolitics; geographies of sovereignty and the state; political ecology; the politics of the environment; and post-human politics.

 Some of the most cited articles of the journal are:

  • Climate change, human security and violent conflict
  • Lebanon's response to the Syrian refugee crisis -- Institutional ambiguity as a governance strategy
  • The consequences of terrorism on migration attitudes across Europe
  • From Chinese dam building in Africa to the Belt and Road Initiative: Assembling infrastructure projects and their linkages