Corey Johnson

Corey Johnson is an Assistant Professor of Geography at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Corey’s research and teaching areas include the political geography of Europe and Eurasia, borders and border security, natural resources and energy geopolitics, and Germany. In 2011-12 he was the Joachim Herz Fellow at the Transatlantic Academy in the German Marshall Fund of the United States in Washington, DC. Originally from Emporia, Kansas, Corey holds a Ph.D. in geography from the University of Oregon and a BA in geography (honors) and German from the University of Kansas.

There are 14 included publications by Corey Johnson :

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The biopolitics and geopolitics of border enforcement in Melilla 2018 56 This article uses the multiple and contradictory realities of Melilla, a pene-enclave and -exclave of Spain in North Africa, to draw out the contemporary practice of Spanish, European Union, and Moroccan immigration enforcement policies. The city is ...
Cross border regions and territorial restructuring in Central Europe 2009 1400 As the world's `first postmodern political form', Europe provides an excellent laboratory for exploring how border regions offer new spaces of/for governance, cultural interaction, and economic development. With the backdrop of dynamic transboundary ...
Energy (In)security in Poland? The case of shale gas 2013 3310 The large scale extraction of natural gas from shale rock layers in North America using hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking”, has prompted geologists, economists and politicians in various parts of the world to ask whether there are new reserves of th...
Energy materiality: A conceptual review of multi-disciplinary approaches 2019 9 This jointly authored essay reviews recent scholarship in the social sciences, broadly understood, that focuses on the materiality of energy. Although this work is extraordinarily diverse in its disciplinary and interdisciplinary influences and its t...
Euro-politics of scale: competing visions of the region in eastern Germany 2008 1193 As John Agnew (Political geography: a reader, 1997) has argued, political and economic change often occasions competing visions of the scales that are appropriate for organizing particular political and economic activities. Nowhere is this more evide...
German Geopolitics in Transition 2004 1685 Two American geographers examine the evolution of Germany's geopolitical orientation in the aftermath of World War II, through the Cold War era, the war on terrorism, 9/ 11, and the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq in 2003. Drawing on public stat...
The Internal Other: Exploring the Dialectical Relationship between Regional Exclusion and the Construction of National Identity 2012 2466 Societies have historically sought to spatialize difference—to other—even within the boundaries of supposedly unified polities. Drawing on previous scholarship on the spatialization of difference in published case studies, we examine the dialectical ...
Interventions on rethinking ‘the border’ in border studies 2011 6803 The expansive understanding of borders and boundaries in recent scholarship has enriched border studies, but it has also obscured what a border is. This set of interventions is motivated by a need for a more sophisticated conceptualization of borders...
Mezzogiorno without the mafia: Modern-day meridionalisti and the making of a ‘space of backwardness’ in eastern Germany 2011 1730 Practices of spatial representation can be revealing indicators of particular brands of nationalized discourse. In this article, the prevalent use of a comparison between eastern Germany and the Italian Mezzogiorno by a specific set of German elites ...
Nordic Landscapes: Region and belonging on the northern edge of Europe. Minnesota. 2010 1245 According to its editors, Nordic Landscapes was originally inspired by Michael Conzen's (1990) smart collection, The Making of the American Landscape, and conceived in the early 1990s after a series of meetings on landscape held in Denmark and Sweden...
Re-Assessing resource dependency and criticality. Linking future food and water stress with global resource supply vulnerabilities for foresight analysis 2013 743 While strategic studies on natural resources usually focus on the criticality of certain single materials, our paper starts from the inter-linkages between and among resources (called “the resource nexus”). It examines the impact any food and water s...
The Shale Gas Revolution: US and EU Policy and Research Agendas. 2012 2438 The “shale gas revolution” raises a host of questions for policy makers and researchers on both sides of the Atlantic. We provide a brief overview of the regulatory environment as it relates to hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in the United State...
A Splintered Heartland: Russia, Europe, and the Geopolitics of Networked Energy Infrastructure 2012 4136 Much has been made about a revival of Mackinderian geopolitics in Eurasia, largely centred on struggles over access to energy resources and rooted in a territorial understanding of space. This paper proposes that the conceptual political cartography ...
Toward Post-Sovereign Environmental Governance? Politics, Scale and the EU Water Framework Directive, 2012 1185 The EU Water Framework Directive (EUWFD) of 2000 requires that all EU member states "protect, enhance and restore" rivers to attain good surface water quality by 2015. To achieve this mandate, member states divide themselves into watershed basins (...