The Book

Globalization has entered a new period, the age of technology and knowledge, and the Eurasian era based on a long-term sustainable growth. International relations in the 21st century have become even more complex and intricate, and geography plays an important role in their understanding this. Geofusion is the synthesis of network maps depicting the functional relations arranged into hubs, and can be used to outline the new economic and geopolitical powers of our world.

How can we orientate ourselves on the geofusional world map of the 21st century? Why are geographical factors important? How can we understand the new economic and geopolitical world trend with the help of geography? What role will global cities play in the coming decades and how will the order of their competitiveness change? How does connectivity shape our world? What does a new and connected Eurasia mean, and why is this Eurasian era based on a long-term growth important? How does the spatial structure of our world change and what geopolitical models can be used to describe them?

In order to understand the processes and the driving forces of this new era, we need new maps. The book shows the geographical processes of today’s global, social, and economic world order. It also presents the 21st century global geofusional map bearing an uncanny resemblance to the map about the spread of COVID-19 pandemic which broke out in 2020…

Weight: 928g

Page number: 276

Size: 24.3 x 17.2 x 2.7 cm

Publishing date: 04.2021

Publisher: Pallas Athéné Könyvkiadó Kft.

ISBN number: 978-963-573-024-7

The Author

Geographer, his field of study including economic strategy, geostrategy, regional and urban development, geoeconomics, and geopolitics. Former State Secretary in charge of planning coordination for the Ministry for National Economy, from March, 2013, former Executive Director of the Central Bank of Hungary. Since 2016, President of Board of Pallas Athene Innovation and Geopolitical Foundation and its successor, and Chief Editor of Hungarian Geopolitics Magazine (HUG). Co-chair of the Geopolitical Department of the Hungarian Geographical Society, and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the János Neumann University Foundation. Author of the book titled Geofusion – Mapping of the 21st Century.

Norbert Csizmadia





Videos & Podcasts

BC4LS Talks Vol. 1. – Norbert Csizmadia

In the first volume of BC4LS Talks Norbert Csizmadia talks about geofusion, the importance of geography, and the relationship between complexity, connectivity, and sustainability.

E12 – The importance of maps in the 21st century

The AMBITION Podcast speaks to Norbert Csizmadia, President of the Board at the Pallas Athéne Innovation and Geopolitical Foundation (formed by the Central Bank of Hungary) about the importance of maps in the 21st century. Himanshu Rai, Director of the Indian Institute of Management Indore (IIM Indore) then discusses how Business Schools can build a community for faculty and students alike, and how he uses social media to do that at IIM Indore.

A map, that changed the World.

Maps are important. But the way we use them differs from the way we used to read them. What do they show us? Differences or distances? What are the roles of a map read by 2.5 billion people in our digitalized era? This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.

Download the first chapter for free.

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