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Geopolitics: A Very Short Introduction

Third Edition

Klaus Dodds

July 2019

ISBN: 9780198830764

176 pages
Paperback
174x111mm

Very Short Introductions

Price: £8.99

Encompassing everything from great power politics to everyday objects such as smart phones, geopolitics affects citizens, governments, and international bodies. It is far more than simply the impact of geographical features on political developments. This book considers both geopolitics' intellectual historical origins and its current concerns.

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Encompassing everything from great power politics to everyday objects such as smart phones, geopolitics affects citizens, governments, and international bodies, and is far more than simply the impact of geographical features on political developments. This book considers both geopolitics' intellectual historical origins and its current concerns.

  • Shows how geopolitics provides an essential guide to making sense of contemporary events such as Brexit and the rise of China
  • Includes new sections considering the recent rise of populism and economic nationalism worldwide
  • Considers the role that popular culture and everyday objects play in informing our geopolitical understandings and behaviour
  • Offers a broad perspective drawing on regional and thematic case studies
  • Considers both historical approaches to geopolitics and the ways in which it affects the lives of people today
  • Part of the Very Short Introductions series - over ten million copies sold worldwide

About the Author(s)

Klaus Dodds, Professor of Geopolitics, Royal Holloway, University of London

Klaus Dodds is Professor of Geopolitics at Royal Holloway University of London and Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. He is the author and editor of many books, including The Antarctic: A Very Short Introduction (OUP, 2012), Ice: Nature and Culture (Reaktion, 2018), and the forthcoming co-authored volume The Arctic: What Everyone Needs to Know (OUP, 2019).

Table of Contents

    1:What is geopolitics?
    2:Intellectual poison
    3:Geopolitical architectures
    4:Popular geopolitics
    5:Identities
    6:Objects
    Further reading
    Index

Reviews

"'Dodds' succinct overview of the development of different approaches to geopolitical understanding provides an ideal starting point for anyone interested in making sense of global politics." - Professor Joanne Sharp, University of Glasgow

"A succinct yet remarkably comprehensive overview of this persistently contentious mode of thinking about power, the world and our places, this volume covers all the key themes in a compelling and lucid text." - Professor Simon Dalby, Wilfrid Laurier University

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