Central Asia in International Relations: The Legacies of Halford Mackinder

Hardcover | April 2, 2013

EditorNick Megoran, Sevara Sharapova

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The republics of Central Asia re-emerged as independent actors in the global interstate system in the wake of the collapse of the Soviet Union, their varied histories and geographies offering many different possible opportunities and course of action. In order to explain their often confusingand complicated foreign policy alignments, many analysts have turned again to the theories of Sir Halford Mackinder (1861-1947), the British geographer who is widely regarded as the founding father of geopolitics. This book brings together historical geographers and political scientists to explore this remarkable renaissance of Mackinder's thinking. It charts his own engagement with the region, in both his writings and his visit to Central Asia as a British envoy in the aftermath of World War I. It outlinesand evaluates how his ideas have been used by Central Asian, Russian, and American scholars to explain the region's international relations, and it traces how his writings actually reached Central Asia and the manner in which they have been dynamically reworked by scholars 'in transit'. The book is thus an important contribution not only to theorising the international relations of Central Asia, but also to our understanding of the historical geography of how ideas are ex- changed and reworked in the process.

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The republics of Central Asia re-emerged as independent actors in the global interstate system in the wake of the collapse of the Soviet Union, their varied histories and geographies offering many different possible opportunities and course of action. In order to explain their often confusingand complicated foreign policy alignments, m...

Nick Megoran is a political geographer at Newcastle University. He has published widely on both geopolitical theory and the politics and international relations of Central Asia. Sevara Sharapova is a political scientist in Tashkent. She focuses on international relations in Central Asia and is the author of several books and articles ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 5.71 × 8.39 × 1.1 inPublished:April 2, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199327971

ISBN - 13:9780199327973

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