The Evolution of the Concept of Territory at the Age of Globalization

Document Type : Original Article


1 -Full Professor of Political Geography, University of Tehran

2 – Ph.D. of Political Geography, University of Tehran


Territory is one of the essential pillars of political geography. Nevertheless, there are a lot of discussion about dissubjectivity and unimportance of territory at the age of globalization. The discourses about deterritorialization have attracted the academic and scientific groups so much that some believe that Globalization equals deterritorialization.
This essay using a neo-realism approach has tried to analyze the process of Globalization having territorial vision. In other words, while it does not deny exterritorial and transnational processes but it put emphasis on reterritorialization of various phenomenon and processes at the age of globalization .The assumption is that territory and boundary are not to be obliterated, although their functions have changed . Likewise, it is believed in this paper that because the needs of human beings to variety and geography, territory will remain and globalization and transnationalization can not diminish its role and situation in the communal human life.      


Volume 2, Issue 4
July 2005
Pages 1-26
  • Receive Date: 05 May 2006
  • Revise Date: 10 June 2006
  • Accept Date: 09 July 2006
  • First Publish Date: 09 July 2006