Temporality and Geopolitics: The Case of Global Catholicism
The newest article by Petr Kratochvíl was published in the prestigious journal Geopolitics.
Petr Kratochvíl argues that temporality is an unduly neglected aspect of global politics. To demonstrate the point, he explores the geo-temporal narratives of the Catholic Church.
He also analyses the Catholic Church’s approach to three selected regions, Europe, Africa and the Middle East, and argues that the Catholic Church uses two distinct geo-temporal strategies, one of secularized temporality and one of geo-temporal sacralization. The article concludes by arguing that since these approaches have very different political consequences, Catholic geopolitics would be undecipherable if its temporal dimension were omitted.