Geopolitics: A Very Short Introduction

Geopolitics A Very Short Introduction In places such as Iraq or Lebanon moving a few feet on either side of a territorial boundary can be a matter of life or death dramatically highlighting the connections between geography and politics

  • Title: Geopolitics: A Very Short Introduction
  • Author: Klaus Dodds
  • ISBN: 9780199206582
  • Page: 454
  • Format: Paperback
  • In places such as Iraq or Lebanon, moving a few feet on either side of a territorial boundary can be a matter of life or death, dramatically highlighting the connections between geography and politics This Very Short Introduction illuminates the concept of geopolitics, revealing how a country s location and size as well as its sovereignty and resources all affect how itsIn places such as Iraq or Lebanon, moving a few feet on either side of a territorial boundary can be a matter of life or death, dramatically highlighting the connections between geography and politics This Very Short Introduction illuminates the concept of geopolitics, revealing how a country s location and size as well as its sovereignty and resources all affect how its people understand and interact with the wider world Using wide ranging examples, from historical maps to James Bond films and the rhetoric of political leaders like Churchill and George W Bush, Klaus Dodds describes how people and places are inter connected with each other, and how our geopolitical outlook molds our understanding of the world He shows why it is vital that we understand how and why we divide the world into zones and territories and how these divisions depend on your perspective The book explains how terrorism, globalization, environmental degradation, and new technologies such as the internet are all challenging the geographical basis of global politics, and it sheds light on the history of terms such as the iron curtain, the third world, and the axis of evil About the Series Oxford s Very Short Introductions offers concise and original introductions to a wide range of subjects from Islam to Sociology, Politics to Classics, and Literary Theory to History Not simply a textbook of definitions, each volume provides trenchant and provocative yet always balanced and complete discussions of the central issues in a given topic Every Very Short Introduction gives a readable evolution of the subject in question, demonstrating how it has developed and influenced society Whatever the area of study, whatever the topic that fascinates the reader, the series has a handy and affordable guide that will likely prove indispensable.

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    About “Klaus Dodds”

    1. Klaus Dodds

      Klaus Dodds is Professor of Geopolitics at Royal Holloway, University of London He was educated at Wellington College and the University of Bristol where he completed degrees in geography and political science After taking up a position at the University of Edinburgh, he was appointed to a lectureship at Royal Holloway in 1994.In 2005 Klaus Doods was awarded the annual Philip Leverhulme Prize by the Leverhulme Trust for an outstanding contribution to political geography and critical geopolitics

    247 thoughts on “Geopolitics: A Very Short Introduction”

    1. International Relations is one of the topics that I am particularly interested in. So far I have been a citizen of two different countries and a resident of three, and have been directly affected by some of the late twentieth century international crises. I regularly go through the international section of any newspaper or a magazine that I read, and am subscribed to the “Foreign Affairs” which I read cover to cover. (My review of the Kindle edition of that journal is currently the highest [...]


    2. Es un libro muy entretenido e instructivo, de forma cómoda establece como su título lo indica un primer acercamiento al área de estudio de la Geopolítica. Mis capítulos favoritos son los referentes a la Geopolítica y los objetos que hablan de y para el individuo entre las fronteras y los flujos de ideas, como pueden ser los mapas, los oleoductos, las banderas y más interesante aún la basura y los juguetes de acción. La Geopolítica popular, está inmersa en mi vida, desde que tengo uso [...]


    3. "Geopolitics: A very short Introduction", gives you some interesting details about geopolitical issues. However it rather states the obvious changes which geopolitcs has undergone during the last century.Klaus Dodds starts of with a short history of geopolitcs. He depicts how the Nazis used the science to evaluate their ideas of a state as an organism and social Darwinism. In addition to that Dodds describes how important the national identity is in connection to geopolitics. This is perhaps the [...]


    4. A less than stellar introduction to a topic I was very curious about. This book definitely could have been better.



    5. A good introduction to the subject, particularly if you are already interested in this subject area and want to have a better grounding in it. The author has a clear bias of viewpoint but this does not detract from his knowledge and scholarship - provided, of course, that you allow for this. It is a little dry, so not exactly light bedtime reading. Nonetheless, it covers a wide range of topics, from cultural representations of geopolitics in the media; security studies before, during and after t [...]


    6. Beautifully written introduction by an expert Professor. Struggling at the beginning because of the various geopolitical events mentioned in their different forms, yet some of them were indispensable for the reader to gain better understanding of the topic.Glad to know the author has also written about the geopolitical interests in the Antarctic and how the countries' foreign policy could shape the current situation in the pole.


    7. A challenging read (one of the most difficult of the V.S.I.'s that I've read), but richly rewarding. Not only does one achieve a working knowledge of the topic, but I thought the author modeled ways of disciplinary thought in such a way that I can begin to understand how a professional in the field thinks.


    8. A solid intro to the concept of geopolitics and its relevancy in the 21st century; carries with it a very heavy left-wing bias that might throw off some readers. A lot of great examples and even includes a list of further reading material; I only wish the conclusion was a bit more solid and not so sudden, like Dodds had simply ran out of steam.


    9. its a good introduction, very balanced but at times it reduced a very interesting topic to just plain boring lists and sometiems tating the obvious. theres even a refrence from , which quite frankly is not something you would in a book like this. for an academic to use is sloppy to say the least. other than that its well laid out and concise.


    10. It wasn't a very short introduction. It's a little book with small print - I was tricked! I learned some things. Can't say I understood everything in the book - in fact still not sure what the definition of geopolitics is.




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