Dieser Artikel zielt darauf, Friedrich Ratzels politisch-geographische Wahrnehmung des Staates hinzuweisen. Zunächst wird gezeigt, dass Ratzels Sichtpunkt frei von organistischen oder metaphysischen Elementen ist. Endlich wird es untersucht werden, wie Ratzel den Staat als Ausdruck des neuen gesellschaftlichen Lebens (new social life) wahrnimmt.
Methane Hydrates are a new energy resource in the global energy market which has received extreme attention from a technological and geopolitical point of view. The reserve estimates exceed by far the overall estimates of all the other conventional energy reserves. With the existing technological know-how the exploitation of methane hydrates is expected to dominate the international energy market within the next 10-15 years. Methane hydrates have been mapped within the Hellenic Submarine Space and especially in the region of Kastellorizo, with whatever consequences it may have of geostrategic nature for the political decisions of Greece and its relations with the neighbouring countries and the delimitation of its EEZ.
The paper aims to point out some of the relations between land and state in Friedrich Ratzel political-geographic analysis. First, it will be demonstrated how the perception of the land correlates with the culture situation of the observer. Second, it will be shown how political space is situated in Ratzel’s analytical system of power. At last it will be examined how far Ratzel estimates both, geographical and human factors, in his political system and decision making process.
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