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Published: 26 June 2014

176 Pages | Approximately 27 black and white illustrations


ISBN: 9780199676781

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Geopolitics: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition

Klaus Dodds

Very Short Introductions

  • Reveals how people and places are inter-connected with each other, and how our geopolitical outlook affects our view of the world
  • Shows why it is vital that we explore and attempt to understand how and why we divide the world into zones and territories
  • Explains how terrorism, globalization, environmental degradation, and new technologies are challenging and complicating the geographical basis of global politics
  • Looks at the history of terms such as 'the iron curtain', 'the third world', 'the axis of evil'
  • Explores how geopolitics informs foreign policy
  • Part of the bestselling Very Short Introduction series - over six million copies sold worldwide

New to this Edition:

  • Takes into account new world developments since original publication, including the Arab Spring and the worldwide economic crisis
  • Examines the growing role of China in geopolitics
  • Includes a revised chapter on 'Geopolitics and objects', focussing on how maps, texts, and buildings help to shape geopolitics
  • Explores the new ways in which geopolitics is being performed and embodied - including the 'occupy movement'; inside individual homes; on national borders; and in the international political community
  • Considers the challenges facing humanity in future with regards to energy, food supplies, population growth, and climate change
  • Updated further reading section

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