Introduction to Geopolitics by Colin Flint

By Colin Flint

This new up-to-date variation of Introduction to Geopolitics offers the overarching subject matters of geopolitical buildings and brokers in a fascinating and obtainable demeanour, which calls for no past wisdom of concept or present affairs.

Using new pertinent case reports and guided routines the identify explains the modern international strength of the us and the demanding situations it really is dealing with, the endurance of nationalist conflicts, migration, cyberwar, terrorism, and environmental geopolitics. Case stories of the increase of the so-called Islamic country, the South China Sea disputes, the Syrian civil struggle, the Korean clash, and Israel-Palestine emphasize the multi-faceted nature of clash. The publication increases questions by means of incorporating overseas and long-term old views and introduces readers to diverse theoretical viewpoints, together with feminist contributions. the recent variation gains improved sections on community geopolitics and non-state actors, a brand new part on geopolitics of transnational company, cyberwar, an interpretation of ISIS inside of historic geopolitical tendencies, in addition to accelerated dialogue of the relevance of Boserup and neo-Malthusians to environmental geopolitics.

Introduction to Geopolitics will supply its readers with a collection of serious analytical instruments for knowing the activities of states in addition to non-state actors performing in pageant over assets and tool. either scholars and common readers will locate this booklet a necessary stepping-stone to a deeper and significant knowing of up to date conflicts.

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Trademark notice: Product or corporate names may be trademarks or registered trademarks, and are used only for identification and explanation without intent to infringe. First edition published by Routledge 2006 Second edition published by Routledge 2012 British Library Cataloguing in Publication Data A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication Data Names: Flint, Colin, 1965– author. Title: Introduction to geopolitics / Colin Flint.

However, I take the word “Introduction” in the book’s title very seriously, and rather than go deeply into what can be confusing academic arguments I describe and use some key concepts to understand geopolitical actions (or practice) and the way they are represented. Before describing the organization of the book, the development of geopolitics that was briefly introduced in talking about the three geopolitical approaches will be expanded upon to give you a better sense of how and why we got here, and what the geopolitical approach of the here and now is.

Contemporary approaches have made the picture much more complicated as geopolitics is recognized to involve more actors than just states. For example, in this book we see social movements and terrorist groups as performing geopolitics. The classic definition of geopolitics restricted the types of geographies being made to those involving states – such as wars between states, border conflicts, and the construction of empires. Now, we can talk of the geopolitics of making neighbourhoods (as certain factions control certain parts of cities in Syria or Iraq, for example), or a geopolitics of cyberspace as governments and hacker groups see national space as irrelevant as they spy on and cause damage to government and private computer servers.

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