Political Geography Research

An interdisciplinary journal for all researchers, students and interested of political studies with an interest in the geographical and spatial aspects of politics.

Political Geography Research is an international journal devoted to contemporary research on political geography and geopolitics. It provides an arena for scholarly analysis addressing the intersection of geography and global politics from various disciplinary and methodological perspectives, and from vantage points embedded in diverse locations. It welcomes theories, methods and methodologies that advance our understanding of the geographic and multiscalar dynamics of global politics.

The journal seeks to publish socially relevant research but requires engagement with theoretical issues and the relevant debates in the field of political geography. The journal is open to work from other disciplines that engages contemporary literature in political geography and geopolitics, including international relations, conflict studies, political history, political economy, or other domains of the social sciences and the humanities.


Political Geography Research is the flagship journal of political geography and research on the spatial dimensions of politics. The journal brings together leading contributions in its field, promoting international and interdisciplinary communication. Research emphases cover all scales of inquiry and diverse theories, methods, and methodologies. Examples include, but are not limited to:

•Critical, feminist, and popular geopolitics
• Electoral geography and policy analysis
• Identity, landscapes, and representation
• Peace and conflict studies, states, and territoriality
• Political ecology and politics of the environment
• Political economy
• Quantitative methodologies and spatial analyses based on GIS

Innovative, high-quality insights into the complex relationship between space and power are published as full-length article.


Peer Review Policy: All papers are reviewed by international peer reviewers, on the basis of which they are accepted, rejected or subject to revisions.