Political Geography

(The median citation count of Political Geography is 3. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-04-01 to 2024-04-01.)
The unbearable heaviness of climate coloniality182
The coloniality of disaster: Race, empire, and the temporal logics of emergency in Puerto Rico, USA122
China’s Belt and Road Initiative: Views from the ground79
Lithium extractivism and water injustices in the Salar de Atacama, Chile: The colonial shadow of green electromobility74
The strange geographies of the ‘new’ state capitalism62
Transnational turnout. Determinants of emigrant voting in home country elections48
Digital extraction: Blockchain traceability in mineral supply chains46
The political geographies of D/decolonization: Variegation and decolonial challenges of /in geography44
Bodies as urban infrastructure: Gender, intimate infrastructures and slow infrastructural violence41
The anti-colonial politics of degrowth41
Unearthing feminist territories and terrains41
The evolving techniques of the social engineering of extraction: Introducing political (re)actions ‘from above’ in large-scale mining and energy projects38
The anti-politics of smart energy regimes38
Are cities ever more cosmopolitan? Studying trends in urban-rural divergence of cultural attitudes37
Faith no more? The divergence of political trust between urban and rural Europe36
Scaling just transitions: Legitimation strategies in coal phase-out commissions in Canada and Germany36
As the drone flies: Configuring a vertical politics of contestation within forest conservation35
Disastrous hydropower, uneven regional development, and decolonization in India's Eastern Himalayan borderlands31
Interventions on European nationalist populism and bordering in time of emergencies31
Underground exploration beyond state reach: Alternative volumetric territorial projects in Venezuela, Cuba, and Mexico30
European Green Deal necropolitics: Exploring ‘green’ energy transition, degrowth & infrastructural colonization30
Framing the “Polar Silk Road” (冰上丝绸之路): Critical geopolitics, Chinese scholars and the (Re)Positionings of China's Arctic interests29
Earth politics: Territory and the subterranean – Introduction to the special issue27
“They will not automatically benefit”: The politics of infrastructure development in Laos's Northern Economic Corridor27
The importance of recognizing difference: Rethinking Central and East European environmentalism27
‘Frack off’: Towards an anarchist political ecology critique of corporate and state responses to anti-fracking resistance in the UK27
Production of subterranean resources in the Atacama Desert: 19th and early 20th century mining/water extraction in The Taltal district, northern Chile26
(Re)making hydrosocial territories: Materializing and contesting imaginaries and subjectivities through hydraulic infrastructure26
Blue governmentality: Elemental activism with conservation technologies on plundered seas26
Practicing decolonial political geography: Island perspectives on neocolonialism and the China threat discourse25
The deep border25
The impossible energy trinity: Energy security, sustainability, and sovereignty in cross-border electricity systems25
Locating the territoriality of territory in border studies24
Scale in motion? Rethinking scalar production and border externalization23
Building an inclusive peace is an uneven socio-spatial process: Colombia's differential approach23
Conflict on the urban fringe: Urbanization, environmental stress, and urban unrest in Africa22
Resource warfare, pacification and the spectacle of ‘green’ development: Logics of violence in engineering extraction in southern Madagascar22
Spaces of violence: A typology of the political geography of violence against migrants seeking asylum in the EU22
Infrastructural territorialisations: Mega-infrastructures and the (re)making of Kenya22
Between improvement and sacrifice: Othering and the (bio)political ecology of climate change21
A road, a disappearing river and fragile connectivity in Sino-Inner Asian borderlands20
Companions, zappers, and invaders: The animal geopolitics of Sealab I, II, and III (1964–1969)20
Dispossession, disaster capitalism and the post-hurricane context in the Caribbean20
Bordering dynamics and the geopolitics of cross-border tourism between China and Myanmar20
Uncertainty, exhaustion, and abandonment beyond South/North divides: Governing forced migration through strategic ambiguity20
The future lies beneath: Mineral science, resource-making, and the (de)differentiation of the Peruvian underground19
Ontological politics of hydrosocial territories in the Salween River basin, Myanmar/Burma19
Concrete and coal: China's infrastructural assemblages in the Balkans19
The Mediterranean as a carceral seascape19
Contesting the ‘greening’ of hydropower in the Brazilian Amazon18
Violent maritime spaces: Conservation and security in Gulf of Mannar Marine National Park, India18
Place, candidate roots, and voter preferences in an age of partisan polarization: Observational and experimental evidence18
Urban resilience as critique: Problematizing infrastructure in post-Sandy New York City18
Coupling national geo-political economic strategies and the Belt and Road Initiative: The China-Belarus Great Stone Industrial Park18
Critical Geopolitics/critical geopolitics 25 years on18
Reflections on disaster colonialism: Response to Yarimar Bonilla's ‘The wait of disaster’18
Cavernous politics: Geopower, territory, and the Kurdish question in Turkey18
Fighting over friends and neighbors: The effect of inter-candidate geographic distance on intra-party competition18
Climate injustice, criminalisation of land protection and anti-colonial solidarity: Courtroom ethnography in an age of fossil fuel violence18
Dukarr lakarama: Listening to Guwak, talking back to space colonization17
The socionature that neo-extractivism can see: Practicing redistribution and compensation around large-scale mining in the Southern Ecuadorian Amazon17
Assembling dams in Ghana: A genealogical inquiry into the fluidity of hydropolitics16
The unequal geographies of climate finance: Climate injustice and dependency in the world system16
The swarm of disaster16
Propositions on right-wing populism: Available, excessive, optimistic15
Learning lessons and curbing criticism: Legitimizing involuntary resettlement and extractive projects in Mozambique15
Frontiers’ violence: The interplay of state of exception, frontier habitus, and organized violence15
Is a pixel worth 1000 words? Critical remote sensing and China's Belt and Road Initiative15
Towards a multi-scalar and multi-horizon framework of energy injustice: A whole systems analysis of Estonian energy transition15
Limits, ecomodernism and degrowth15
A Green New Deal for all: The centrality of a worker and community-led just transition in the US15
Imposition to agonism: Voluntary poverty alleviation resettlement in rural China15
Contesting uneven development: The political geography of natural gas rents in Peru and Bolivia15
Contested subterranean territory: Gold mining and competing claims to Indonesia’s underground15
“Choking without killing”: Opacity and the grey area of migration governmentality14
Beyond limits and scarcity: Feminist and decolonial contributions to degrowth14
The affects of the disaster14
Anxiety geopolitics: Hybrid warfare, civilisational geopolitics, and the Janus-faced politics of anxiety14
Eco-socialism and the political ecology of forest conservation in the Greater Khingan Range, China14
‘Individual sovereignty’ in pandemic times – A contradiction in terms?14
Celebrations, Exaltations and Alpha Lands: Everyday geographies of the far-right14
The camp and the question of community14
The contentious politics of hydropower dam impact assessments in the Mekong River basin14
State making through conservation: The case of post-conflict Nepal14
Floods, communal conflict and the role of local state institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa13
(Re)constructing borders through the governance of tourism and trade in Ladakh, India13
Disjointed knowledges, obfuscated visibility. Border controls at the French-Italian Alpine border13
The People's Climate March: Environmental populism as political genre13
Searching for energy independence, finding renewables? Energy security perceptions and renewable energy policy in Lithuania13
Nuclear necropower: The engineering of death conditions around a nuclear power plant in south India13
The politics of discretion: Authority and influence in asylum dispersal13
The good migrant: Everyday nationalism and temporary migration management on New Zealand dairy farms13
Forest crisis narratives: Illegal logging, datafication and the conservation frontier in the Romanian Carpathian Mountains13
A climate terrorism assemblage? Exploring the politics of climate change-terrorism-radicalisation relations12
Humanitarianism as conflicted care: Managing migrant assistance in EU Assisted Voluntary Return policies12
Consuming geopolitics and feeling maritime territoriality: The case of China's patriotic tourism in the South China Sea12
Decolonizing cartography and ontological conflict: Counter-mapping in Colombia and “cartographies otherwise”12
A political geography of walking in Jordan: Movement and politics12
Conservation as counterinsurgency: A case of ceasefire in a rebel forest in southeast Myanmar12
A microdynamics approach to geographies of violence: Mapping the kill chain in militarized conservation areas11
Transformation is not a metaphor11
The case for socialist modernism11
The Brazilian Green Revolution11
Interventions in critical health geopolitics: Borders, rights, and conspiracies in the COVID-19 pandemic11
Political geography lecture: Social forms, spatial forms, and the New Right. Celebrating Capital at 150 and explaining the rise of the AfD11
The global visa cost divide: How and why the price for travel permits varies worldwide11
The transnational state and migration: Reach, flows and Policies11
Chinese environmental activism and the environmental politics of rumors11
The league of leagues: Meta-populism and the ‘chain of equivalence’ in a cross-border Alpine area11
Incarceration, classification and control: Administrative detention in settler colonial Australia10
Interventions on Democratizing Infrastructure10
The metropolitanization of Israel's settlement policy: The colonization of the West Bank as a strategy of spatial restructuring10
Criminalized crops: Environmentally-justified illicit crop interventions and the cyclical marginalization of smallholders10
Communicating temporalities: The Orientalist unconscious, the European migrant crisis, and the time of the Other10
The Game: Or, ‘the making of migration’ along the Balkan Route10
The many shades of grey in urban governance: How illegality shapes urban planning, policy and development10
Frames of extractivism: Small-scale goldmining formalization and state violence in Colombia10
Mobile sovereignty: The case of ‘boat people’ in Australia10
Forced migration and legal-spatial violence in the United States and Germany10
Violence and territorial order in Caracas, Venezuela10
In the Shadow of the Tower: Spatial proximity to mosques, visible diversity, and support for the radical right10
Principled pragmatism in climate policy? The EU and changing practices of climate justice10
Contested spaces of illiberal and authoritarian politics: Human rights and democracy in crisis10
A coalbed methane ‘stratum’ for a low-carbon future: A critical inquiry from the Lorraine Basin (France)10
Climate protection or privilege? A whole systems justice milieu of twenty negative emissions and solar geoengineering technologies10
Mapping the subaquatic animals in the Aquatocene: Offshore wind power, the materialities of the sea and animal soundscapes10
Islands as interstitial encrypted geographies: Making (and failing) cryptosecessionist exits9
Symbolic versus material concerns of rural consciousness in the United States9
Selective border permeability: Governing complex environmental issues through and beyond COVID-199
Interstitial and Abyssal geographies9
Renewable energy expansion or the preservation of national energy sovereignty? Norwegian renewable energy policy meets resource nationalism9
The geography of truth and lies9
Rights to the rescue? The promotion of Indigenous women's political-electoral rights and the rise of the Mexican security state9
For a prefigurative pandemic politics: Disrupting the racial colonial quarantine9
The carceral wet: Hollowing out rights for migrants in maritime geographies9
Between exclusionary nationalism and urban citizenship in East Jerusalem/ al-Quds9
Conservation in violent environments: Introduction to a special issue on the political ecology of conservation amidst violent conflict9
Security implications of climate development in conflict-affected states: Implications of local-level effects of rural hydropower development on farmers in Herat9
Authoritarian power in space, time and exile9
Raise your voices! Civilian protest in civil wars9
Settler geology: Earth's deep history and the governance of in situ oil spills in Alberta9
The role of contextual factors in the electoral resurgence of extreme right-wing forces in Spain: The case of Andalusia9
Asserting Europe's technological sovereignty amid American platform finance: Countering financial sector dependence on Big Tech?9
Creating environmental subjects: Conservation as counter-insurgency in Aceh, Indonesia, 1925–19409
Whitescapes: A posthumanist political ecology of Alpine migrant (im)mobility8
Hybrid territorialisation: A reconfiguration of rural spaces through gold mining in Upper Guinea8
“Russian Troops Out! No to NATO expansion!” A pacific geopolitics for a new Europe8
Putting the crisis to work: The real estate sector and London's housing crisis8
Colonising geology: Volcanic politics and geopower8
Corporate gift or political sacrifice? State-sponsored CSR and electricity provision in Guinean extractive enclaves8
Decolonizing technology and political ecology futures8
Security, violence, and mobility: The embodied and everyday politics of negotiating Muslim femininities8
A tale of regional transformation: From political community to security regions the politics of security and regionalism in West Africa8
Water sharing and the right to water: Refusal, rebellion and everyday resistance8
Rural drinking water governance politics in China: Governmentality schemes and negotiations from below8
Divergent desires for the just transition in South Africa: An assemblage analysis8
The role of ex-paramilitaries and former prisoners in political tourism8
The enduring coloniality of ecological modernization: Wind energy development in occupied Western Sahara and the occupied Syrian Golan Heights8
The politics of saving Muslim women in India: Gendered geolegality, security, and territorialization8
Making sense of (the Russian war in) Ukraine: On the politics of knowledge and expertise8
Polarizations, exclusionary neonationalisms and the city8
Ecosystemic politics: Analyzing the consequences of speaking for adjacent nature on the global stage8
The land of the past? Neo-populism, neo-fascism, and the failure of the left in Brazil8
Blueing business as usual in the ocean: Blue economies, oil, and climate justice8
Domestic drone futures8
Digital humor against essentialization: Strategies of Baltic Russian-speaking social media users8
Extra-territorial quarantine in pandemic times8
The “Greening” of Empire: The European Green Deal as the EU first agenda8
The pandemic, and the pandemonium of European philosophy8
The bourgeoisification of the Green-Line: The new Israeli middle-class and the Suburban Settlement8
Labour internationalism and the public sector: The case of the Public Services International7
Spatial variation in populist right voting in Austria, 2013–20177
Assemblage-democracy: Reconceptualising democracy through material resource governance7
Bringing the tracker-guards back in: Arms-carrying markets and quests for status in conservation at war7
Resistances in the “Resilient City”: Rise and fall of a disputed concept in New Orleans and Medellin7
Bordering through care and control: Policing and sheltering Central American migrant youth in Mexico7
The socio-ecological fix by multi-scalar states: The development of ‘Greenways of Paradise’ in Chengdu7
Rethinking commonality in refugee status determination in Europe: Legal geographies of asylum appeals7
Borders on steroids: Open borders in a Covid-19 world?7
Between dependency and engagement: Centring subaltern geopolitics in multiperspectival border studies. Lessons from the Western Sahara7
Borders and bureaucracies of EU mobile citizenship: Polish migrants and the personal identification number in Sweden7
Resilience and values: Global perspectives on the values and worldviews underpinning the resilience concept7
The post-politicization of rental housing financialization: News media, elite storytelling and Australia's new build to rent market7
Of “madness,” against Babylon: A story of resistance, (mis)representation, and paradox in the Caribbean7
“Security, mobility, and the body – Syrian insurgent groups’ infrastructures and their geopolitical contestations through/by/in legal institutions”7
Belarus, Russia, and the escape from geopolitics7
“Keep withstanding”: Territory in the body, home and market in Xinjiang, China7
The consequences of internal displacement on civil war violence: Evidence from Syria7
Wars in refuge: Locating Syrians’ intimate knowledges of violence across time and space7
The case for extending measures of democracy in the world “Beneath”, “Above”, and “Outside” the national level7
Operationalising memory and identity politics to influence public opinion of refugees: A snapshot from Poland6
“You can make it here!”: Producing Europe’s mobile borders in the New Gambia6
Corporate security technologies: Managing life and death along a Colombian coal railway6
Regional cleavages in African politics: Persistent electoral blocs and territorial oppositions6
Embodying vertical geopolitics: Towards a political geography of falling6
The environmental geopolitics of allocation: State power and institutional stability in Eastern Atlantic bluefin tuna management6
Intervention: Engaging post-foundational political theory requires an ‘enmeshed’ approach6
Caviar matter(s): The material politics of the European caviar grey market6
Carceral labour: Offshore work relations, conflicts and local participation in Ghana's oil and gas industry6
Local voting at local elections revisited: ‘Friends and neighbors voting’ at mayoral elections in rural Poland6
The age of the manager is over? Shale gas fracking and the challenge to the post-political regime for English planning6
Digital degrowth innovation: Less growth, more play6
Blue planet, Black lives: Matter, memory, and the temporalities of political geography6
U.S. anti-abortion ideology on the move: Mobile crisis pregnancy centers as unruly, unmappable, and ungovernable6
“Silk Road here we come”: Infrastructural myths, post-disaster politics, and the shifting urban geographies of Nepal6
Sounding “brown”: Everyday aural discrimination and othering6
Prefigurative urbanization: Politics through infrastructural repertoires in Guayaquil6
Geopolitics of decolonisation: The subaltern diplomacies of Lusophone Africa (1961–1974)6
Passing as a tourist: Exploring the everyday urban geopolitics of tourism6
Unpacking administrative rank: Intercity competition and the remaking of local state space in China6
Enjoying climate change: Jouissance as a political factor6
Conservation as a social contract in a violent frontier: The case of (Anti-) poaching in Garamba National Park, eastern DR Congo6
Producing the military urban(s): Interoperability, space-making, and epistemic distinctions between military services in urban operations6
Virtual forum introduction: Populist nationalisms and new geographies of exclusion6
Blinded like a state? Urban sanitation, improvement and high modernism in contemporary Myanmar6
Scripting climate futures: The geographical assumptions of climate planning6
“Like the father's home:” perceived state of the Turkish-Sunni community in Germany6
The modernist territorial order and the Ukraine crisis6
Territory, sovereignty and entitlement: Diplomatic discourses in the United Nations Security Council6
Urban atmospheres of terror6
Money talks: Decentralized personalism and the sources of campaign funding6
Going back to school: Engaging veterans’ memories of the Malvinas war in secondary schools in Santa Fe, Argentina6
Introduction: Virtual forum on the Russian invasion of Ukraine6
A harbour in the country, a city in the sea: Infrastructural conduits, territorial inversions and the slippages of sovereignty in Sino-Sri Lankan development narratives6
Interventions on the concept of externalisation in migration and border studies6
Political geographies of urban demarcation: Learning from Nepal's state-restructuring process5
Tracing the ‘cloud’: Emergent political geographies of global data centres5
The stories we tell ourselves: Local newspaper reporting and support for the radical right5
Housing in the face of crisis: The influence of Israel's 2011 protest on housing policy5
Harnessing the sending state: Pragmatic improvisations and negotiated memberships of the Chinese diaspora in Laos5
Refugees and racial capitalism: Meatpacking and the primitive accumulation of labor5
“Let us create space”: Reclaiming peace and security in a Kenyan Somali community5
Regionmaking and conceptual development in South China: Perceiving islands, the Pearl River Delta, and the Greater Bay Area5
Bordering through othering: On strategic ambiguity in the making of the EU-Turkey refugee deal5
“It will kill your dreams, your goals, your everything”—Humanitarian migrants, governance through containment and the Italian accommodation system5
Nativist-populism, the internet and the geopolitics of indigenous diaspora5
Unsettling sovereignty: Violence, myths and the politics of history in the Ethiopian Somali metropolis5
International rivers as border infrastructures: En/forcing borders in South Asia5
Mineral commons: Collective claims to territory in the goldfields of Madagascar5
The Geo-imaginaries of potential in Mexico's Burgos Basin5
Arcane geopolitics: Heidegger, Schmitt and the political theology of Gnosticism5
Weather variability and conflict forecasts: Dynamic human-environment interactions in Kenya5
All good things come from below? Scalar constructions of the ‘local’ in conflicts over mining5
Neither more nor less, but enough: Towards a modest political ecology of the future5
Understanding megacities. An argument on the role of democratic ideals5
Realizing citizenship in property: Houseless encampments and the limits of liberalism's promise5
Local territorial attachment in times of jurisdictional consolidation5
Parched and impatient: Political engagement after drought5
When climate justice goes wrong: Maladaptation and deep co-production in transformative environmental science and policy5
Friends, neighbors, and sponsors in the 2016 French primary election. Revisiting a classical hypothesis from aggregated-level data5