Geopolitics: An Introductory Reader

Geopolitics: An Introductory Reader

Jason Dittmer, Joanne Sharp


it's been more and more very unlikely to contemplate our altering international with out discovering the time period 'geopolitics'. within the wake of the invasion and career of Iraq via the us, uk, and others, geopolitics has been provided as an evidence for the occupation's failure to reinvent the Iraqi country and as a blueprint for destiny motion. yet what's 'geopolitics'?

Drawing either on educational and political fabric, this publication introduces readers to the concept that of geopolitics, from the 1st utilization of the time period to its more moderen reconceptualisations. the idea that of geopolitics is brought via 4 thematic sections - Imperial Geopolitics, chilly warfare Geopolitics, Geopolitics after the chilly battle and Reconceptualising Geopolitics. every one part comprises key writings from a variety of various and major authors akin to acknowledged, Agnew, Dalby, O Tuathail, Gregory, Barnett and Kaplan, and is observed by way of a serious advent through the editors to lead the reader during the fabric. This Reader establishes the rules of geopolitics whereas additionally introducing readers to the continued value of the idea that within the twenty first century.

This Reader offers a necessary source that exposes scholars to unique writing. The Editors supply a pathway in the course of the fabric with part Introductions to aid the readers knowing of the context of the cloth and affects of the writings. The readings integrated draw from a number of authors, writing from a variety of destinations. The Reader concludes with the most recent alterations in geopolitical notion, incorporating feminist and different views.

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