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 through the USA, uk, and others, geopolitics has been provided as a proof for the occupation's failure to reinvent the Iraqi nation and as a blueprint for destiny motion. yet what's 'geopolitics'?

Drawing either on educational and political fabric, this publication introduces readers to the idea that of geopolitics, from the 1st utilization of the time period to its newer reconceptualisations. the concept that of geopolitics is brought via 4 thematic sections - Imperial Geopolitics, chilly battle Geopolitics, Geopolitics after the chilly struggle and Reconceptualising Geopolitics. every one part contains key writings from a number of varied and prime authors resembling stated, Agnew, Dalby, O Tuathail, Gregory, Barnett and Kaplan, and is followed by means of a severe creation via the editors to lead the reader during the fabric. This Reader establishes the principles of geopolitics whereas additionally introducing readers to the ongoing importance of the concept that within the twenty first century.

This Reader offers an important 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 figuring out of the context of the fabric and affects of the writings. The readings integrated draw from various authors, writing from a number destinations. The Reader concludes with the newest alterations in geopolitical idea, incorporating feminist and different views.

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