Geopolitics is a way of looking at the world: one that considers the links between political power, geography, and cultural diversity.
In certain places such as Iraq or Lebanon, moving a few feet either side of a territorial boundary can be a matter of life or death, dramatically highlighting the connections between place and politics. Even far away from these 'danger zones' - in Europe or the US for example - geopolitics remains an important part of everyday life. For a country's location and size as well as its sovereignty and resources all affect how the people that live there understand and interact with the wider world.
Using wide-ranging examples, from historical maps to James Bond films and the rhetoric of political leaders like Churchill and George W. Bush, this Very Short Introduction shows why, for a full understanding of contemporary global politics, it is not just smart - it is essential - to be geopolitical.
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Engrossing study of a complex topic.
Klaus Dodds is Professor of Geopolitics at Royal Holloway, University of London, where he is also Director of the Politics & Environment Research Group. His principal areas of interest are geopolitics and the international governance of the Antarctic, and his previous books include Global Geopolitics: A Critical Introduction (2005) and Pink Ice: Britain and the South Atlantic Empire (2002). In November 2005, he was awarded a Philip Leverhulme Prize for his research achievements in the field of geopolitics and political geography.
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Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2007. Condizione libro: New. First printing. Small softcover book. A volume in the 'Very Short Introductions' series. A Fine copy in brand new condition. Codice libro della libreria 8360
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