Introduction: (Geo-)Political Imaginaries in the Americas

Clara Buitrago, Mirko Petersen, Paul-Matthias Tyrell & Dorothea Wehrmann (Bielefeld University)


This article serves as an introduction to the special fiar-issue “From Ideas to Concepts: (Geo) Political Imaginaries”. It draws attention to the use of imaginaries in the Americas, explores the ways in which research on imaginaries has evolved and outlines still existing research gaps. By exemplifying the significance of imaginaries in the field of Geopolitics this article highlights particularly the potential imaginaries have with regard to the construction of places and spaces.

Download a .pdf of the complete article here.