Explain the pattern Geopolitical territorialization of countries

Document Type : Original Article


1 Assistant Professor of Political Geography, Khatam Al-Anbia University of Air Defense

2 Director of the Department of Political Geography and Professor of the entire Department of Political Geography, Tarbiat Modares University

3 Professor of National Defense University

4 Faculty member of the Department of Political Geography of Tarbiat Modares University


Organizing, regulating and controlling the geographical space is always a suitable goal for the actors in the international system. Like traditional geopolitical perspectives, the irreplaceable position of the physical-structural elements of the geographical space on power seems to play the greatest role in the passivity and adoption of the territorial policies of countries. The present study, which is fundamental-applied in terms of purpose, with a descriptive-analytical approach based on library resources and field research seeks to identify the effective components (factors and methods) on the geopolitical territorialization action of countries. Accordingly, in the library section, the most important indicators and effective variables were extracted and classified according to their nature in the form of four components: political, economic, military and cultural. The results of the analysis of 73 field section questionnaires show that among the geopolitical territorialization factors, political components with a score of 2.73, economic with a score of 2.66, military with a score of 2.51 and cultural with a score of 2.1 and in the section of geopolitical territorialization methods, cultural components with Scores of 2.81,military2.53,economic2.42 and political 2.23 are in priority. Finally, according to the library and field findings, the proposed theoretical model of geopolitical territorialization of countries was designed in the form of 4 components and 46 variables.


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Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript
Available Online from 28 April 2022
  • Receive Date: 12 October 2021
  • Revise Date: 22 April 2022
  • Accept Date: 28 April 2022
  • First Publish Date: 28 April 2022