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Geopolitics: A Very Short Introduction Klaus Dodds (Professor of Geopolitics, Royal Holloway, University of London)

Geopolitics: A Very Short Introduction By Klaus Dodds (Professor of Geopolitics, Royal Holloway, University of London)

Geopolitics: A Very Short Introduction by Klaus Dodds (Professor of Geopolitics, Royal Holloway, University of London)


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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.

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Geopolitics: A Very Short Introduction by Klaus Dodds (Professor of Geopolitics, Royal Holloway, University of London)

Geopolitics is a slippery term. From great power politics and speculation about resource scrambles, to everyday encounters and objects such as smart phones, it affects citizens, corporations, international bodies, social movements, and governments. Geopolitics is far more than simply the impact of geographical features such as rivers, mountains, and climate on political developments. Geography matters but not necessarily in the way that pundits and presidents assume. In this Very Short Introduction, Klaus Dodds tours the field of geopolitics, encompassing both its intellectual historical origins and its current concerns. As people struggle to cross borders, moving a few feet either side of a territorial boundary can be a matter of life or death, dramatically highlighting the connections between place and politics. Even far away from the front lines of states, geopolitics remains an important part of everyday life. A country's connectivity, location, size, and resources all affect how the people that live there understand and interact with the wider world. In this third edition Dodds includes new sections considering the rise of populism and economic nationalism as examples of how states, people, and corporations manage territorial frames for political projects such as Make America Great Again, One Belt, One Road, and Brexit. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Geopolitics: A Very Short Introduction 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 *

About 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

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NGR9780198830764
9780198830764
0198830769
Geopolitics: A Very Short Introduction by Klaus Dodds (Professor of Geopolitics, Royal Holloway, University of London)
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Oxford University Press
20190725
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