Introduction to Geopolitics

Introduction to Geopolitics This clear and concise introductory textbook guides students through their first engagement with geopolitics It offers a clear framework for understanding contemporary conflicts by showing how geograp

This clear and concise introductory textbook guides students through their first engagement with geopolitics It offers a clear framework for understanding contemporary conflicts by showing how geography provides opportunities and limits upon the actions of countries, national groups, and terrorist organizations, and the overarching theme of geopolitical structures and ageThis clear and concise introductory textbook guides students through their first engagement with geopolitics It offers a clear framework for understanding contemporary conflicts by showing how geography provides opportunities and limits upon the actions of countries, national groups, and terrorist organizations, and the overarching theme of geopolitical structures and agents requires no previous knowledge of theory or current affairs.Throughout the book, case studies, including the rise of al Qaeda, the Korean conflict, Israel Palestine, Chechnya and Kashmir, emphasize the multi faceted nature of conflict These, along with guided exercises, help explain contemporary global power struggles, the global military actions of the United States, the persistence of nationalist conflicts, the changing role of borders, and the new geopolitics of terrorism Throughout, the readers are introduced to different theoretical perspectives, including feminist contributions, as both the practice and representation of geopolitics are discussed.Introduction to Geopolitics is extensively illustrated with diagrams, maps, and photographs Reading this book will provide a deeper and critical understanding of current affairs and facilitate access to higher level course work and essays on geopolitics Both students and general readers alike will find this book an essential stepping stone to understanding contemporary conflicts.

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  1. I am always flattered when a scholar finds my area of expertise, international relations, more interesting than her own. I strongly champion interdisciplinary approaches to important research questions, but “interdisciplinary” does not mean abandoning the tenants of one’s field for those of another. A case in point is Colin Flint’s Introduction to Geopolitics 2nd. (Routledge, 2001). Flint’s work is an exemplar of what has come to be called by some “critical geography,” in contradi [...]

  2. الكتاب اكاديمي يحاول الوقوف في عرضه لمفهوم الجيوبولتيك في موقف الحياد (وان كان يفقد القدرة في بعض الاحيان على الالتزام بذلك وذلك طبيعي نظرا لطبيعة الموضوع).العرض مبسط والامثلة وافية وطريقة الشرح وافيةكتاب جيد جدا في مجاله ولكن فقط يحتاج ان يكون القارئ على دراية مسبقة بطبيعة [...]

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