Geopolitics international politics and international relations. Geopolitics

Geopolitics is the study of the effects of geography (both human andphysical) on international politics and international relations.

Geopolitics isa method of foreign policy analysis which seeks to realize, clarify, andpredict international political behavior primarily in terms of geographicalvariables. Characteristic geographical variables are the physical location,size, climate, topography, demography, natural resources, and technologicaladvances of the state being evaluated. Traditionally, the term has appliedprimarily to the impact of geography on politics, but its usage has evolvedover the past century to encompass wider connotations.From economic side, geopolitical economics is primarily macroeconomicanalysis and reasoning that takes into account geopolitical forces and factors.How geography and control over all types of resources are not only shaping thepolitical process and foreign policy, but increasingly the economy andfinancial markets. Nevertheless not in exclusive mono-causality, but withcausality in both directions.

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Geopolitical interests are increasingly drivingeconomic and monetary policy, but economic interests are also shaping military,foreign and energy policyExisting research is widely available about geopolitical importance,however it is not clear how geopolitical location impacts on countries’economy.2)ResearchobjectivesThe main objective of the proposedresearch is to understand how geopolitical location of Turkey impacts itseconomy and which things play important role.3) Main objectives1.

To understand geopolitical location of Turkey and its importance2. To examine Turkey’s economic policies3. To analyze effects of geopolitical location of Turkey on its economicpolicies4. To analyze effects of regional terrorism on Turkey economy   4)MainResearch Questions1. How does geopolitical location of Turkey impact its economy?2.

Which elements of location are play key role on economy? 5)KeyliteratureGeopolitics is the study of the distribution, concentration anddivisions of power and their influence on the conduct of world politics. In itsoriginal usage it referred to the impact on inter-state relations of thespatial disposition of continents and oceans and the distributions of naturaland human resources. Today, however, the term also includes examination of allof the geographical assumptions, designations, and understandings that enterinto the making of world politics (as in critical geopolitics) and how thesechange in concert with material conditions (historical geopolitics) (Agnew, 2003).Also there has been an emerging empirical literature on the economiceffects of particular regional terrorist organizations and specific cases ofpolitical violence. Notable examples include Kurdistan Workers’ Party(PKK) in Turkey (Özsoy and Sahin, 2006; Feridun and Sezgin, 2008; Araz-Takay etal.

, 2009; Öcal and Y?ld?r?m, 2010; Derin-Güre, 2011; Feridun, 2011; Kayao?lu,2014) 6)MethodologyThe study is built upon a review of published data in research literaturerelated to the topic. A literature review was conducted: first, to search, analyze, and buildthe theoretical framework of geopolitical location of Turkey and impacts on itseconomy by evaluating it in terms of geopolitical economies and developments;and second, to analyze the changes and continuity in the triangle of globalchange, regional crisis, and behavior of Turkey government.


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