An Introduction to Political Geography by John Short

By John Short

Previous powers are falling. New states are rising. the space among East and West is narrowing. but the advancements within the center East and the jap Bloc, the expanding disparity among the wealthy and bad international locations, and the intensification of monetary festival among former political allies, pose new threats and tensions for a brand new global. "An creation to Political Geography" is completely revised and up-to-date, exploring political and geographic swap in the similar available framework. John brief emphasizes the necessity for a fluid method of the examine of the foreign order, the state country, in addition to social routine. He highlights the fashion in the direction of globalization, not easy the conventional integration of the world-systems strategy. a brand new part at the political geography of participation seems on the thought of the worldwide village, with its matters for international justice and environmentalism. the writer examines new centres of strength, offering a historical past for dialogue of present developments and destiny advancements. He then makes a speciality of the country nation, fairly the person family and attracts on unique case stories to debate social events.

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Subsequent history, however, has shown that overseas investment can increase while home consumption is increasing. Both writers also place too great an emphasis on the formal empires. The twentieth-century period of decolonization has demonstrated that explicit political domination of the periphery by the core is not a necessary condition for the survival of capitalism. The analysis and predictions of Lenin and Hobson have, by and large, been overtaken by subsequent events. For contemporary analysis, however, they have left as legacy a number of important topics and key questions.

In the USA, Bowman’s (1922) book New World: Problems in Political Geography sketched out the implications of the 1919 peace settlement, as well as implicitly outlining an increased world role for the USA. Geo-politics reached its zenith (or maybe its nadir) in Germany, where Hausofer expanded Mackinder’s work around the frame of German national interest. It was Hausofer who coined the term lebensraum to justify German expansion into Eastern Europe. The study of geo-politics has yet to recover from this experience; the damage to Eastern Europe was more serious.

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