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Geopolitics

A Very Short Introduction

Geopolitics by Klaus Dodds
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Geopolitics is a way of looking at the world: one that considers the links between political power, geography, and cultural diversity. Using examples ranging from historical maps and 007 films to the rhetoric of political leaders, Klaus Dodds shows why, for a full understanding of contemporary global politics, it is essential to be geopolitical. - ;Geopolitics is a way of looking at the world: one that considers the links between political power, geography, and cultural diversity.

In certain places such as Iraq or Lebanon, 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 these 'danger zones' - in Europe or the US for example - geopolitics remains an important part of everyday life. For a country's location and size as well as its sovereignty and resources all affect how the people that live there 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, this Very Short Introduction shows why, for a full understanding of contemporary global politics, it is not just smart - it is essential - to be geopolitical. - ;Engrossing study of a complex topic. -

Oxford University Press, UK; October 2007
200 pages; ISBN 9780191579547
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Title: Geopolitics
Author: Klaus Dodds
 
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