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Geopolitics: A Very Short Introduction

by Klaus Dodds

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While the title of this opening chapter may appear to be a little self-serving and owes its origins to Robert Strausz-Hope, the founder of the right-wing Foreign Policy Research Institute in the United States, I aim to convince you that it is not only smart but also essential to be geopolitical.
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Geopolitics: Questions for Consideration and Discussion

How might American foreign policy be described as geopolitical?

What do action heroes like Jack Bauer and Jason Bourne say about popular geopolitical representations of the war on terror?

What role does the United Nations play in sustaining geopolitical stability? Could it be an agent of geopolitical change?

Do you think that the internet and social networking sites like Facebook are transforming the very essence of geopolitics?

Looking ahead, do you think the next generation of wars will be fought over access to resources?

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From the Publisher: In places such as Iraq or Lebanon, moving a few feet on either side of a territorial boundary can be a matter of life or death, dramatically highlighting the connections between geography and politics. This Very Short Introduction illuminates the concept of geopolitics, revealing how a country's location and size as well as its sovereignty and resources all affect how its people 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, Klaus Dodds describes how people and places are inter-connected with each other, and how our geopolitical outlook molds our understanding of the world. He shows why it is vital that we understand how and why we divide the world into zones and territories-and how these divisions depend on your perspective. The book explains how terrorism, globalization, environmental degradation, and new technologies such as the internet are all challenging the geographical basis of global politics, and it sheds light on the history of terms such as "the iron curtain," "the third world," and "the axis of evil."… (more)

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