Geographic Roles

In thinking about Geopolitical Areas, it is important to recognize that thus far, the model has only described the physical aspects of geography. The land area of California is, in this model, a Geopolitical Area. The Government of California, on the other hand, is an Organizationspecifically, a Government. To be sure, the Government of California plays an important Geographic Role in the Principle Country Division (State) that is the land area of California. In particular, it is the holder of a Jurisdiction over it as a Geopolitical Area.

As Figure 5-11 shows, any Party may be player of one or more Geographic Roles for a Geographic Location. The nature of that role is determined by its Geographic Role Type, the definition ...

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