(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

A relational geography of war : actor–context interaction and the spread of World War I

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

RADIL S.-M. (1) ; FLINT C. (2) ; CHI S.H. (3) ;
(1) Dept. of Geography , Ball State Univ., Muncie, ETATS-UNIS
(2) Dept. of Geography and Geographic Information Science , Univ. of Illinois, Champaign, ETATS-UNIS
(3) Dept. of Geography , Kyung Hee Univ., Seoul, TAIWAN, PROVINCE DE CHINE


Using the case of World War I, this article investigates the expansion of the war from a localized political crisis in Austria–Hungary to a disastrous global scale conflict involving dozens of states. Using social network analysis-based methodologies to develop measures of context and evaluate our hypothesis, it finds that context had an important impact on states’ war-joining behavior during World War I. An understanding of context that fuses simultaneous embeddedness in network and geographic space with relational power and the methodology of blockmodeling can be used to explore the diffusion of other wars and even other phenomena across geographically situated actors


Article of periodic

published at : Annals of the Association of American Geographers / ISSN 0004-5608 / CODEN AAAGAK

Editor : Association of American Geographers, Washington, DC - ETATS-UNIS (1911)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 103, no6 [pp. 1468-1484]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.

Collation : 5 fig., 5 tabl.




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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1080/00045608.2013.832107

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