Political Geography Research Group
The Political Geography Research Group (PolGRG) brings together geographers and others interested in a wide variety of phenomena connected with relationships between space and power.
Research by group members reflects the diversity of the field, addressing topics such as: territoriality, states and the state system, nationalism, geopolitics, sovereignty, social movements, citizenship, political economy, political ecology, diaspora, elections, boundaries, globalization, imperialism, governance, peace, conflict and security. The mutual geographical construction of these phenomena with gender, race, class, sexuality and religion is a particular focus of interest.
Much recent work has sought to uncover the historical dimensions to political geography, and the history of the subdiscipline itself has been an active area for research. Research by members of the Group is informed by a range of theoretical and methodological positions and by engagement with wider debates. The Group seeks collaborations and conversations with other areas of geography and other disciplines as we continue our work on these and other topics.
PolGRG aims to promote research, to provide a forum, to create opportunities for early career scholars in the field and to support the teaching of political geography at universities in the UK. Its activities include organizing sessions at conferences of the RGS-IBG and arranging workshops. The Group also seeks international collaborations to broaden its links.
Read more about news and activities at the PolGRG website.