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Kamran Dastjerdi H, Badiee Azandehie M, Zaki Y, ahmadi A, hossainy nasrabady, N. Explaining the geopolitical role of the city. jgs 2020; 20 (57) :91-111
URL: http://jgs.khu.ac.ir/article-1-3104-en.html
1- , Univercity of Tehran, , hkamran@ut.ac.ir
2- Associate professor of political Geography, Univercity of Tehran,
3- , Associate professor of political Geography, Univercity of Tehran,
4- phd student of pilitical geoghraphy, Univercity of Tehran,
Abstract:   (4552 Views)
 In today's world, the process of globalization and communication and information innovations has brought the "cities" into an actor of national and global competition. No urban point in the world can rely on maintaining its traditional role in the urban hierarchy, as other urban areas compete in a network structure with other cities in order to enhance their position on the network and overcome other competitors. In contemporary cities, forces, activists, and urban actors face a different role in their political, economic, social, and cultural domains, with a view to their modern and highly sensitive interests, and therefore competition between the positive and the negative ones It has emerged or is underway. Given the importance of this, political geographers and geopolitics are studying the important process, which is in fact the "urban geopolitics", created in the wake of urban competition, and with the growing competition of urban action-makers and forwards ahead. , Pay. The present paper uses a descriptive-analytical method to make it clear that urban geopolitics, on the one hand, includes a set of common rivalries, ideas and perceptions of political factions, religious denominations, or other social centers that social groups It brings to the fore and creates a worldview for them. On the other hand, the concept of this survey shows how these perceptions, the field of decision-making by citizens, and the occurrence of competition, change, and sometimes even protests in urban environments. It then changes with inspiration from geopolitical conditions. Hence, a kind of geopolitical measure on a city scale has made cities important actors in diverse geographic areas. The results of this research show that the multi-dimensional phenomenon of the city is studied by political geographers and geopolitics, with emphasis on the pivotal elements of space, politics, power and competition.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Political geography
Received: 2018/08/9 | Accepted: 2018/11/21

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