Author(s): Jarosław Dutka
Subject(s): Methodology and research technology, Geopolitics
Published by: Polskie Towarzystwo Geopolityczne
Keywords: geopolitics; geostrategy; geoeconomy; methodology; scientific research;

Summary/Abstract: In the beginning of 21st century, after one hundred years since the invention of the term by Rudolf Kjellen, geopolitics is currently used in many publications and has its own “renaissance”. But some of modern researchers have an objection about scientific status of geopolitics. They accuse definitional chaos, political darwinism, geographical determinism, relationships with Nazism, split to classical and postmodern geopolitics, many various doctrines and a lack of methodology to present geopolitical studies. It is like an attempt to build a modern type of biblical Babel Tower. The article is a trial to search a basement for scientific status of geopolitics. We can determine a short definition of geopolitics (as a “global politics”) based on Aristotle’s classification (first section), to explain a parallel evolution of geopolitics and globalization (second section), to determine geopolitical relationships with geostrategy and geoeconomy (“geopolitical triade”, third section) and finally place geopolitics in the modern classification of science and take an outline to geopolitical methodology (fourth section). Geopolitics is still growing and it may be one of basic sciences in 21st century. „Geopolitical Babel Tower” is to be replaced by „Geopolitical Triada” with a solid methodological foundation.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 17
  • Page Range: 9-25
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Polish