- Paperback: 200 pages
- Publisher: OUP Oxford (25 Oct. 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0199206589
- ISBN-13: 978-0199206582
- Product Dimensions: 17.3 x 1.5 x 10.7 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 424,699 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Geopolitics: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) Paperback – 25 Oct 2007
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...promising and helpful. I have no doubt that other university teachers will... assign this inviting little book to their freshman students. (James D. Sidaway, Cultural Geographies)
Engrossing study of a complex topic.
About the Author
Klaus Dodds is Professor of Geopolitics at Royal Holloway, University of London, where he is also Director of the Politics & Environment Research Group. His principal areas of interest are geopolitics and the international governance of the Antarctic, and his previous books include Global Geopolitics: A Critical Introduction (2005) and Pink Ice: Britain and the South Atlantic Empire (2002). In November 2005, he was awarded a Philip Leverhulme Prize for his research achievements in the field of geopolitics and political geography.
Top Customer Reviews
Klaus Dodds quite obviously comes from the Noam Chomsky school of international relations. Chomsky is mentioned very early in the book, and the tone thus set is relentlessly pursued throughout the rest of the book. This is fine if you happen to be a far-left armchair political activist, but for the vast majority of the rest of us this short introduction leaves too much to be desired. It is quite simply the shallowest ideological propaganda, and has nothing to do with serious scholarly work on international relations and related topics. Dodds is oftentimes engaging in the most sophomoric polemics, painting those who support his worldview and policies as unquestioningly righteous, while those on the opposite side are either perfidious or deluded and brainwashed by the "media".Read more ›
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A really good, clear and concise outline of some of the issues in geopolitics. As might be expected, there's a whole world of content that could be added in to this, but then it... Read morePublished 23 months ago by asb
I found this to be an interesting book on a subject which in a sense states the bleeding obvious - that geography affects politics - so it was nice to see some flesh put on the... Read morePublished on 24 Mar. 2013 by opus
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