Geography in a restructuring world?

R. J. Johnston*

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In those parts of their discipline which can be categorised as spatial analysis, geographers have focused attention on distance as a key variable, and have paid little attention to bounded spaces and territoriality strategies. In a rapidly restructuring world, in which distance is becoming increasingly irrelevant as an influence on many forms of behaviour, territoriality remains an important aspect of the manipulation of space for economic, social political and cultural purposes: in the terminology of Hagerstrand's classic model, while the coupling and capability constraints on interaction are weakening, the authority constraint remains strong.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-16
Number of pages8
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1997


  • Bounded spaces
  • Distance
  • Restructuring
  • Territoriality


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