Abstract

From the standpoint of modern ideas about regionalization, cross-border regions and the activitygeospatial interpretation of political geography and geopolitics as directions exploring geopolitical
relations, the article considers the content of the geopolitical aspect of cross-border regionalization and
emerging regions. It is revealed as a system of cross-border geopolitical relations and regions of various
types, due to the diverse properties of interacting entities and the surrounding geospace. The typological
differences of geopolitical features of transboundary regions are highlighted. Five types of political
foundations and features for classifying geopolitical transboundary regions were identified: according
to the status of political borders (international or domestic); by type of cross-border activity; on the
legal status (the correlation of regionalization de jure and de facto is discussed); according to historical
and geographical features; by complementarity (regions of cooperation or conflict). Four grounds for
classifying regions according to their geospatial features are also highlighted: spatial scale (both in
topological and metric terms); the specifics of the material environment - territorial, aquatic and others;
spatial dynamics of processes; geospatial structure. A total of about forty specific types of cross-border
regionalization are described.
Translated title of the contributionCross-border regionalization: the geopolitical dimension
Original languageRussian
Pages (from-to)65-75
Number of pages10
JournalРЕГИОНАЛЬНЫЕ ИССЛЕДОВАНИЯ
Issue number1(67)
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Scopus subject areas

  • Political Science and International Relations

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