Key Concepts in Political Geography is a new kind of textbook that forms part of an innovative set of companion texts for the Human Geography sub disciplines. Organized around 20 short essays, Key Concepts in Political Geography provides a cutting edge introduction to the central concepts that define contemporary research in political geography. Involving detailed and expansive discussions, the book includes:
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Chapter 7: Geopolitics
Definition: Giving Space to Power
The two brief definitions of geopolitics found in the current Oxford English Dictionary (2007) tell us a lot about the term's intellectual history. It is, on the one hand, ‘the influence of geography on the political character of states’ and, on the other, ‘a pseudo-science developed in ...