Political Geography

(The TQCC of Political Geography is 7. 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 2020-06-01 to 2024-06-01.)
The unbearable heaviness of climate coloniality212
China’s Belt and Road Initiative: Views from the ground85
Lithium extractivism and water injustices in the Salar de Atacama, Chile: The colonial shadow of green electromobility84
The strange geographies of the ‘new’ state capitalism65
Digital extraction: Blockchain traceability in mineral supply chains50
Unearthing feminist territories and terrains44
Bodies as urban infrastructure: Gender, intimate infrastructures and slow infrastructural violence43
Scaling just transitions: Legitimation strategies in coal phase-out commissions in Canada and Germany42
The anti-colonial politics of degrowth42
The evolving techniques of the social engineering of extraction: Introducing political (re)actions ‘from above’ in large-scale mining and energy projects41
Are cities ever more cosmopolitan? Studying trends in urban-rural divergence of cultural attitudes41
The anti-politics of smart energy regimes40
Faith no more? The divergence of political trust between urban and rural Europe39
As the drone flies: Configuring a vertical politics of contestation within forest conservation35
Interventions on European nationalist populism and bordering in time of emergencies35
European Green Deal necropolitics: Exploring ‘green’ energy transition, degrowth & infrastructural colonization35
Disastrous hydropower, uneven regional development, and decolonization in India's Eastern Himalayan borderlands32
(Re)making hydrosocial territories: Materializing and contesting imaginaries and subjectivities through hydraulic infrastructure30
Earth politics: Territory and the subterranean – Introduction to the special issue30
Locating the territoriality of territory in border studies29
‘Frack off’: Towards an anarchist political ecology critique of corporate and state responses to anti-fracking resistance in the UK28
The importance of recognizing difference: Rethinking Central and East European environmentalism27
The deep border27
Practicing decolonial political geography: Island perspectives on neocolonialism and the China threat discourse26
Blue governmentality: Elemental activism with conservation technologies on plundered seas26
Production of subterranean resources in the Atacama Desert: 19th and early 20th century mining/water extraction in The Taltal district, northern Chile26
The impossible energy trinity: Energy security, sustainability, and sovereignty in cross-border electricity systems25
Building an inclusive peace is an uneven socio-spatial process: Colombia's differential approach24
Infrastructural territorialisations: Mega-infrastructures and the (re)making of Kenya24
The unequal geographies of climate finance: Climate injustice and dependency in the world system24
Scale in motion? Rethinking scalar production and border externalization24
Resource warfare, pacification and the spectacle of ‘green’ development: Logics of violence in engineering extraction in southern Madagascar24
Conflict on the urban fringe: Urbanization, environmental stress, and urban unrest in Africa24
Between improvement and sacrifice: Othering and the (bio)political ecology of climate change23
Uncertainty, exhaustion, and abandonment beyond South/North divides: Governing forced migration through strategic ambiguity21
Companions, zappers, and invaders: The animal geopolitics of Sealab I, II, and III (1964–1969)21
Concrete and coal: China's infrastructural assemblages in the Balkans20
Bordering dynamics and the geopolitics of cross-border tourism between China and Myanmar20
Coupling national geo-political economic strategies and the Belt and Road Initiative: The China-Belarus Great Stone Industrial Park20
A Green New Deal for all: The centrality of a worker and community-led just transition in the US20
The future lies beneath: Mineral science, resource-making, and the (de)differentiation of the Peruvian underground19
Climate injustice, criminalisation of land protection and anti-colonial solidarity: Courtroom ethnography in an age of fossil fuel violence19
The Mediterranean as a carceral seascape19
Fighting over friends and neighbors: The effect of inter-candidate geographic distance on intra-party competition18
Violent maritime spaces: Conservation and security in Gulf of Mannar Marine National Park, India18
Cavernous politics: Geopower, territory, and the Kurdish question in Turkey18
Critical Geopolitics/critical geopolitics 25 years on18
The socionature that neo-extractivism can see: Practicing redistribution and compensation around large-scale mining in the Southern Ecuadorian Amazon18
Contesting the ‘greening’ of hydropower in the Brazilian Amazon18
Learning lessons and curbing criticism: Legitimizing involuntary resettlement and extractive projects in Mozambique18
Place, candidate roots, and voter preferences in an age of partisan polarization: Observational and experimental evidence18
Dukarr lakarama: Listening to Guwak, talking back to space colonization17
The “Greening” of Empire: The European Green Deal as the EU first agenda17
Towards a multi-scalar and multi-horizon framework of energy injustice: A whole systems analysis of Estonian energy transition17
Propositions on right-wing populism: Available, excessive, optimistic16
Contested subterranean territory: Gold mining and competing claims to Indonesia’s underground16
Eco-socialism and the political ecology of forest conservation in the Greater Khingan Range, China16
Celebrations, Exaltations and Alpha Lands: Everyday geographies of the far-right16
Frontiers’ violence: The interplay of state of exception, frontier habitus, and organized violence16
Limits, ecomodernism and degrowth15
“Choking without killing”: Opacity and the grey area of migration governmentality15
Asserting Europe's technological sovereignty amid American platform finance: Countering financial sector dependence on Big Tech?15
The contentious politics of hydropower dam impact assessments in the Mekong River basin15
Searching for energy independence, finding renewables? Energy security perceptions and renewable energy policy in Lithuania15
Anxiety geopolitics: Hybrid warfare, civilisational geopolitics, and the Janus-faced politics of anxiety15
Imposition to agonism: Voluntary poverty alleviation resettlement in rural China15
The good migrant: Everyday nationalism and temporary migration management on New Zealand dairy farms15
Beyond limits and scarcity: Feminist and decolonial contributions to degrowth15
The global visa cost divide: How and why the price for travel permits varies worldwide14
Forest crisis narratives: Illegal logging, datafication and the conservation frontier in the Romanian Carpathian Mountains14
‘Individual sovereignty’ in pandemic times – A contradiction in terms?14
The People's Climate March: Environmental populism as political genre14
Nuclear necropower: The engineering of death conditions around a nuclear power plant in south India14
The politics of discretion: Authority and influence in asylum dispersal14
Decolonizing cartography and ontological conflict: Counter-mapping in Colombia and “cartographies otherwise”14
The camp and the question of community14
The Game: Or, ‘the making of migration’ along the Balkan Route14
State making through conservation: The case of post-conflict Nepal14
A political geography of walking in Jordan: Movement and politics13
Consuming geopolitics and feeling maritime territoriality: The case of China's patriotic tourism in the South China Sea13
Conservation as counterinsurgency: A case of ceasefire in a rebel forest in southeast Myanmar13
(Re)constructing borders through the governance of tourism and trade in Ladakh, India13
Floods, communal conflict and the role of local state institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa13
Climate protection or privilege? A whole systems justice milieu of twenty negative emissions and solar geoengineering technologies12
Chinese environmental activism and the environmental politics of rumors12
The Brazilian Green Revolution12
The enduring coloniality of ecological modernization: Wind energy development in occupied Western Sahara and the occupied Syrian Golan Heights12
Interventions in critical health geopolitics: Borders, rights, and conspiracies in the COVID-19 pandemic12
The transnational state and migration: Reach, flows and Policies12
The case for socialist modernism12
The many shades of grey in urban governance: How illegality shapes urban planning, policy and development12
Interstitial and Abyssal geographies11
The metropolitanization of Israel's settlement policy: The colonization of the West Bank as a strategy of spatial restructuring11
Renewable energy expansion or the preservation of national energy sovereignty? Norwegian renewable energy policy meets resource nationalism11
Political geography lecture: Social forms, spatial forms, and the New Right. Celebrating Capital at 150 and explaining the rise of the AfD11
A coalbed methane ‘stratum’ for a low-carbon future: A critical inquiry from the Lorraine Basin (France)11
Contested spaces of illiberal and authoritarian politics: Human rights and democracy in crisis11
Security implications of climate development in conflict-affected states: Implications of local-level effects of rural hydropower development on farmers in Herat11
Mapping the subaquatic animals in the Aquatocene: Offshore wind power, the materialities of the sea and animal soundscapes11
Incarceration, classification and control: Administrative detention in settler colonial Australia11
The role of contextual factors in the electoral resurgence of extreme right-wing forces in Spain: The case of Andalusia11
Transformation is not a metaphor11
The league of leagues: Meta-populism and the ‘chain of equivalence’ in a cross-border Alpine area11
Principled pragmatism in climate policy? The EU and changing practices of climate justice10
Frames of extractivism: Small-scale goldmining formalization and state violence in Colombia10
Forced migration and legal-spatial violence in the United States and Germany10
Communicating temporalities: The Orientalist unconscious, the European migrant crisis, and the time of the Other10
Ecosystemic politics: Analyzing the consequences of speaking for adjacent nature on the global stage10
Conservation in violent environments: Introduction to a special issue on the political ecology of conservation amidst violent conflict10
Islands as interstitial encrypted geographies: Making (and failing) cryptosecessionist exits10
In the Shadow of the Tower: Spatial proximity to mosques, visible diversity, and support for the radical right10
Symbolic versus material concerns of rural consciousness in the United States10
Interventions on Democratizing Infrastructure10
Criminalized crops: Environmentally-justified illicit crop interventions and the cyclical marginalization of smallholders10
Violence and territorial order in Caracas, Venezuela10
Authoritarian power in space, time and exile9
Security, violence, and mobility: The embodied and everyday politics of negotiating Muslim femininities9
Raise your voices! Civilian protest in civil wars9
The consequences of internal displacement on civil war violence: Evidence from Syria9
Whitescapes: A posthumanist political ecology of Alpine migrant (im)mobility9
Creating environmental subjects: Conservation as counter-insurgency in Aceh, Indonesia, 1925–19409
Blueing business as usual in the ocean: Blue economies, oil, and climate justice9
Rights to the rescue? The promotion of Indigenous women's political-electoral rights and the rise of the Mexican security state9
The politics of saving Muslim women in India: Gendered geolegality, security, and territorialization9
The socio-ecological fix by multi-scalar states: The development of ‘Greenways of Paradise’ in Chengdu9
The bourgeoisification of the Green-Line: The new Israeli middle-class and the Suburban Settlement9
The carceral wet: Hollowing out rights for migrants in maritime geographies9
Between exclusionary nationalism and urban citizenship in East Jerusalem/ al-Quds9
Putting the crisis to work: The real estate sector and London's housing crisis9
Domestic drone futures9
Digital humor against essentialization: Strategies of Baltic Russian-speaking social media users9
For a prefigurative pandemic politics: Disrupting the racial colonial quarantine9
Belarus, Russia, and the escape from geopolitics9
Selective border permeability: Governing complex environmental issues through and beyond COVID-199
Hybrid territorialisation: A reconfiguration of rural spaces through gold mining in Upper Guinea9
The geography of truth and lies9
Divergent desires for the just transition in South Africa: An assemblage analysis9
A tale of regional transformation: From political community to security regions the politics of security and regionalism in West Africa8
The land of the past? Neo-populism, neo-fascism, and the failure of the left in Brazil8
The role of ex-paramilitaries and former prisoners in political tourism8
Caviar matter(s): The material politics of the European caviar grey market8
The pandemic, and the pandemonium of European philosophy8
Political geographies of urban demarcation: Learning from Nepal's state-restructuring process8
Spatial variation in populist right voting in Austria, 2013–20178
Intervention: Engaging post-foundational political theory requires an ‘enmeshed’ approach8
Colonising geology: Volcanic politics and geopower8
Corporate gift or political sacrifice? State-sponsored CSR and electricity provision in Guinean extractive enclaves8
Making sense of (the Russian war in) Ukraine: On the politics of knowledge and expertise8
Rethinking commonality in refugee status determination in Europe: Legal geographies of asylum appeals8
Polarizations, exclusionary neonationalisms and the city8
Water sharing and the right to water: Refusal, rebellion and everyday resistance8
“Russian Troops Out! No to NATO expansion!” A pacific geopolitics for a new Europe8
Unpacking administrative rank: Intercity competition and the remaking of local state space in China8
Extra-territorial quarantine in pandemic times8
The post-politicization of rental housing financialization: News media, elite storytelling and Australia's new build to rent market8
Decolonizing technology and political ecology futures8
Asymmetries in urban, suburban, and rural place-based resentment7
“You can make it here!”: Producing Europe’s mobile borders in the New Gambia7
Bordering through care and control: Policing and sheltering Central American migrant youth in Mexico7
Prefigurative urbanization: Politics through infrastructural repertoires in Guayaquil7
Blue planet, Black lives: Matter, memory, and the temporalities of political geography7
Money talks: Decentralized personalism and the sources of campaign funding7
Between dependency and engagement: Centring subaltern geopolitics in multiperspectival border studies. Lessons from the Western Sahara7
Urban atmospheres of terror7
Wars in refuge: Locating Syrians’ intimate knowledges of violence across time and space7
When climate justice goes wrong: Maladaptation and deep co-production in transformative environmental science and policy7
Resistances in the “Resilient City”: Rise and fall of a disputed concept in New Orleans and Medellin7
Limits to climate action - Narratives of bioenergy with carbon capture and storage7
Tracing the ‘cloud’: Emergent political geographies of global data centres7
Of “madness,” against Babylon: A story of resistance, (mis)representation, and paradox in the Caribbean7
Borders and bureaucracies of EU mobile citizenship: Polish migrants and the personal identification number in Sweden7
Operationalising memory and identity politics to influence public opinion of refugees: A snapshot from Poland7
Harnessing the sending state: Pragmatic improvisations and negotiated memberships of the Chinese diaspora in Laos7
“Keep withstanding”: Territory in the body, home and market in Xinjiang, China7
Rural drinking water governance politics in China: Governmentality schemes and negotiations from below7
Disciplinary geopolitics and the rise of international development studies in China7
Resilience and values: Global perspectives on the values and worldviews underpinning the resilience concept7
Assemblage-democracy: Reconceptualising democracy through material resource governance7
Carceral labour: Offshore work relations, conflicts and local participation in Ghana's oil and gas industry7
Corporate security technologies: Managing life and death along a Colombian coal railway7
The case for extending measures of democracy in the world “Beneath”, “Above”, and “Outside” the national level7
The modernist territorial order and the Ukraine crisis7
“Security, mobility, and the body – Syrian insurgent groups’ infrastructures and their geopolitical contestations through/by/in legal institutions”7
Refugees and racial capitalism: Meatpacking and the primitive accumulation of labor7
Borders on steroids: Open borders in a Covid-19 world?7
Passing as a tourist: Exploring the everyday urban geopolitics of tourism7
Regionmaking and conceptual development in South China: Perceiving islands, the Pearl River Delta, and the Greater Bay Area7
Local voting at local elections revisited: ‘Friends and neighbors voting’ at mayoral elections in rural Poland7