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By Colin Flint

This new up to date version of Introduction to Geopolitics offers the overarching topics of geopolitical buildings and brokers in a fascinating and available demeanour, which calls for no earlier wisdom of concept or present affairs.

Using new pertinent case reviews and guided routines the name explains the modern international strength of the USA and the demanding situations it truly is dealing with, the patience of nationalist conflicts, migration, cyberwar, terrorism, and environmental geopolitics. Case reports of the increase of the so-called Islamic kingdom, the South China Sea disputes, the Syrian civil warfare, the Korean clash, and Israel-Palestine emphasize the multi-faceted nature of clash. The booklet increases questions by means of incorporating overseas and long-term historic views and introduces readers to diverse theoretical viewpoints, together with feminist contributions. the recent version gains accelerated sections on community geopolitics and non-state actors, a brand new part on geopolitics of transnational enterprise, cyberwar, an interpretation of ISIS inside of ancient geopolitical traits, in addition to increased dialogue of the relevance of Boserup and neo-Malthusians to environmental geopolitics.

Introduction to Geopolitics will supply its readers with a suite of severe analytical instruments for knowing the activities of states in addition to non-state actors appearing in pageant over assets and tool. either scholars and normal readers will locate this ebook a vital stepping-stone to a deeper and important knowing of latest conflicts.

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Com. 3. I am very grateful for her skill, innovation, and vision. Special thanks to Steve Radil for his suggestions regarding the reorganization of Chapter 8, and to Hannah Penner for her thoughtful reading of the manuscript and the many editorial suggestions. I am also very grateful to Egle Zigaite at Routledge for her careful stewardship of the book through its many stages. Also, a huge thank you to Andrew Mould for coming up with the idea of the first edition. I would also like to thank the reviewers of the second edition who took their time to offer thoughtful and very helpful comments and suggestions for this edition.

Description: Third edition. | Abingdon, Oxon; New York, NY: Routledge is an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, an Informa Business, [2017] | Includes bibliographical references and index. Identifiers: LCCN 2016019448| ISBN 9781138192157 (hardback: alk. : alk. paper) | ISBN 9781315640044 (ebook) Subjects: LCSH: Geopolitics–Textbooks. gov/2016019448 ISBN: 978-1-138-19215-7 (hbk) ISBN: 978-1-138-19216-4 (pbk) ISBN: 978-1-315-64004-4 (ebk) Typeset in Times New Roman by Graphicraft Limited, Hong Kong CONTENTS List of figures List of tables List of boxes Acknowledgments List of abbreviations Prologue Chapter 1 A framework for understanding geopolitics Geography and politics Places and politics The politics of scale Regions and politics Territory as political space Politics of networks What is geopolitics?

Implies a new and purposeful engagement with an academic topic, probably as part of a university class that you have chosen, with varying degrees of freedom, to take. By the end of the book you will have learned that you have been surrounded by geopolitics continually and are always participating in it, one way or the other. The hope is that you will have learned to be critical of simple geopolitical explanations that are provided by governments, politically motivated commentators, the media, and popular culture.

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