Geopolitics, Geoeconomics, and Geoculture

N. S. Rozov
2012 Russian Social Science Review  
The article considers ways to integrate dynamic models of basic spheres of international interactions-geopolitics, geoeconomics, and geoculture-for the purpose of applying them to Russia's history and to the present situation. It demonstrates the complex dynamics of geocultural influences, which depend on the internal alignment of political forces and centers of symbolic production, as well as on the rhythms and waves of universal and local ideologies coming from the West, which is always the
more » ... ich is always the referent for Russia. As a rule, discussions about international relations are conducted in the terms of geopolitics (security, strength, conflicts, coalitions) or geoeconomics (growth, development trade, investment, dependence, and others). Thinking in the terms of geoculture is much less frequent (prestige, exchange, cultural influence, similarity or difference in religious faiths). Everyone realizes that these spheres are closely interconnected, but at present this connection has not been explored systematically, on the theoretical level. We look at a number of theoretical models for each of these spheres, which, in my opinion, are
doi:10.1080/10611428.2012.11065494 fatcat:rvzjanmi5zbuvi32ahcetaqopm