Political geography is the study of the co-production of space and power. Our research unit is particularly interested in this dynamics at the margins of a globalizing world. We study the spatial production of political order, uneven development and governance through specific discursive practices and places in Africa, South East Asia and Europe.
The political geography unit offers courses, supervises theses at both Bachelor and Master levels, and organizes field trips. For an overview over the lectures, seminars and tutorials offered, please consult the department of Geography information for prospective students and the electronic university calendar.
Privatizing the Cosmos
Rory Rowan will give a Invited guest lecture at the New School's Center
for Transformative Media in New York on Tuesday April 11th, 2017, entitled
Privatizing the Cosmos: Property, Sovereignty and Frontier Extractivism in the Second Space Age.
Beyond Constesting Limits
Land, Access, and Resistance at the Virunga National Park by Stephan Hochleithner
Internally displaced persons in Eastern Congo