№ 2, 2008
The article attempts to select the “hard core” of geo-policy having removed therefrom the provisions that either were inherently time-serving or had lost their significance as an instrument of contemporary reality’s analysis. Having maintained that the subject-matter of geo-policy was the special dimension of the policy of states, the laws and regularities of its specificity in the geographical space, V.Burlakov indicates three areas in the revision of geopolitical theory: abandonment of rigid determinism; revision of the ideas as to the crucial role of the geographical space; transition from global geopolitical models to the regional geopolitical analysis. In keeping with his conclusion, the future of Russian geo-policy depends on the extent to which it will be able to fit in the general system of the contemporary humanitarian knowledge and, having discarded copying thoughtlessly the obsolescent patterns, to work out its own scientific analysis tools.
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