Geopolitics: An Introductory Reader by Jason DittmerGeopolitics: An Introductory Reader by Jason Dittmer

Geopolitics: An Introductory Reader

EditorJason Dittmer, Jo Sharp

Paperback | June 25, 2014

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It has been increasingly impossible to think about our changing world without coming across the term 'geopolitics'. In the wake of the invasion and occupation of Iraq by the United States, United Kingdom, and others, geopolitics has been offered as an explanation for the occupation's failure to reinvent the Iraqi state and as a blueprint for future action. But what is 'geopolitics'?

Drawing both on academic and political material, this book introduces readers to the concept of geopolitics, from the first usage of the term to its more recent reconceptualisations. The concept of geopolitics is introduced through four thematic sections - Imperial Geopolitics, Cold War Geopolitics, Geopolitics after the Cold War and Reconceptualising Geopolitics. Each section includes key writings from a range of diverse and leading authors such as Said, Agnew, Dalby, O Tuathail, Gregory, Barnett and Kaplan, and is accompanied by a critical introduction by the editors to guide the reader through the material. This Reader establishes the foundations of geopolitics while also introducing readers to the continuing significance of the concept in the 21st century.

ThisReaderprovides an essential resource that exposes students to original writing. The Editors provide a pathway through the material with Section Introductions to assist the readers understanding of the context of the material and impacts of the writings. The readings included draw from a range of authors, writing from a range of locations. The Reader concludes with the latest changes in geopolitical thought, incorporating feminist and other perspectives.

Dr Jason Dittmeris Reader in Human Geography, Department of Geography, University College London, UK.Professor Jo Sharpis Professor of Geography, School of Geographical and Earth Sciences, University of Glasgow, UK.
Title:Geopolitics: An Introductory ReaderFormat:PaperbackDimensions:386 pages, 9.75 × 7.5 × 1 inPublished:June 25, 2014Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415666635

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Table of Contents

Section 1: Imperial Geopolitics 1. The Influence of Seapower on HistoryAlfred Thayer Mahan 2. The Geographical Pivot of HistoryHalford Mackinder 3. Influences of Geographic EnvironmentEllen Churchill Semple 4. Geopolitics and EmpireGerry Kearns 5. What Geography Ought To BePeter Kropotkin 6. Some Rules of SatyagrahaMohandas Gandhi 7. Why Geopolitik?Karl Haushofer 8. Geography versus GeopoliticsIsaiah Bowman 9. Japanese Geopolitics in the 1930s and 1940sKeiichi Takeuchi 10. OrientalismEdward Said 11. America is Safe While its Boys and Girls Believe its Creeds!Jason Dittmer Section 2: Cold War Geopolitics 12. The Sources of Soviet ConductGeorge Kennan 13. The Domino PrincipleDwight D. Eisenhower 14. Anti-DominoPatrick O'Sullivan 15. DiplomacyHenry Kissinger 16. Brezhnev DoctrineLeonid Brezhnev 17. Non-alignment in the 1970sJulius Nyerere 18. An Illustration of Geographical WarfareYves Lacoste 19. Geopolitics and DiscourseGearoid 'Tuathail and John Agnew  20. Policy StatementCommittee on the Present Danger 21. Publishing American IdentityJoanne Sharp 22. Homeward BoundElaine Tyler May 23. Between Regions: Science, Militarism, and American Geography from World War to Cold WarTrevor Barnes and Matthew Farish 24. Common European HomeMikhail Gorbachev Section 3: Geopolitics After the Cold War 25. Clash of CivilisationsSamuel Huntington 26. Clash of IgnoranceEdward Said 27. The Coming AnarchyRobert Kaplan 38. Reading'The Coming Anarchy' Simon Dalby 39. The Pentagon's New MapThomas Barnett 40. Neoliberal GeopoliticsSue Roberts, Anna Secor and Matt Sparke 41. The Colonial PresentDerek Gregory 42. What Counts as the Politics and Practice of Security, and Where?Matthew Coleman 43. Geopolitics by Another NameCaroline Nagel 44. Emerging China and Critical GeopoliticsJohn Agnew 45. The Uncertain state(s) of EuropeLuisa Bialasiewicz 46. The New Geopolitics of Disease: Between Global Health and Global SecurityAllan Ingram 47. Geopolitical Economy of Resource WarsPhillippe Le Billon 48. Icy GeopoliticsKlause Dodds Section 4:Reconceptualising Geopolitics  A Feminist Geopolitics?Lorraine Dowler and Joanne Sharp 49. Globalized Fear?Rachel Pain 50. Geopolitics and Family in PalestineChris Harker 51. The Question of 'The Political' in Critical GeopoliticsJennifer Hyndman 52. Affectivity and Geopolitical ImagesSean Carter and Derek McCormack 53. After Geopolitics?Deborah Cowen and Neil Smith 54. Religion and GeopoliticsJohn Agnew 55. Militarism, Just War, or Nonviolence?Nick Megoran 56. Anthropocene GeopoliticsSimon Dalby 57. In Defence of the HeartlandColin Gray 58. The Revenge of GeographyRobert Kaplan