Geopolitical status: essence, factors and functions

  • O. V. Dashevs’ka Alfred Nobel university in Dnipropetrovsk
Keywords: geopolitics, geopolitical status, state, international processes, geopolitical potential, geopolitical power, geopolitical factors


In today’s world there is a redistribution of spheres of influence between the most powerful nations of the world, consolidation or acquisition leading role of state / states, formation of new geopolitical status. The purpose of the study is the definition of «geopolitical status», the selection of its functions and essential features. Consideration of approaches to the definition of «geopolitical status» showed no clear interpretation and consideration of the limited research only geopolitical power of the state. This paper analyzes the model to the semantic content of its appointed term. The study determined that the geopolitical status under state should understand the position, the place of the state in the global geopolitical system, based on the existing geopolitical potential, which varies according to the international situation. The article outlines the functions that can perform the geopolitical status. The author gives specific examples of the impact of geopolitical status of the state on its development. The factors that shape the geopolitical status. According to major changes in terms of international cooperation States allocated conceptual directions of the new paradigm of world order. Perspective directions for further scientific research, including the development of models for assessing geopolitical status of the state and making practically­oriented analytical tools support management decisions by public authorities.


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How to Cite
Dashevs’ka, O. (2015). Geopolitical status: essence, factors and functions. Grani, 18(9), 33-37.

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