The Geopolitics Reader

Front Cover
Gerard Toal, Gearóid Ó Tuathail, Simon Dalby, Paul Routledge
Psychology Press, 1998 - 327 pages
The Geopolitics Reader offers an interdisciplinary sourcebook of the most important political, geographical, historical and sociological readings of geopolitics in the late twentieth century. The Reader is divided into five parts which draw on the most illuminating examples of imperial, Cold War, contemporary geopolitics, new environmental themes and multiple resistances to the practices of geopolitics. The editors provide comprehensive introductions and critical comment at the beginning of each part and visual 'geopolitical texts' in the form of political cartoons are integrated throughout. Encouraging exploration of divergent viewpoints of global conflict and change this invaluable compendium includes readings by Martin Luther King, Vaclav Havel and George Bush.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

HALFORD J MACKINDER 19O4 The Geographical Pivot of History
27
THEODORE ROOSEVELT 19O5 The Roosevelt Corollary
32
KARL HAUSHOFER 1942 Why Geopolitik?
33
ADOLF HITLER 1942 Eastern Orientation or Eastern Policy?
36
KARL HAUSHOFER 1948 Defense of German Geopolitics
40
Introduction
47
PRESIDENT HARRY TRUMAN 1947 The Truman Doctrine
58
GEORGE F KENNAN 1947 The Sources of Soviet Conduct
61
INTRODUCTION
179
ROBERT D KAPLAN 1994 The Coming Anarchy
188
SIMON DALBY 1996 Reading Robert Kaplans Coming Anarchy
197
THOMAS F HOMERDIXON 1996 Environmental Scarcity and Mass Violence
204
VACLAV SMIL 1994 Some Contrarian Notes on Environmental Threats to National Security
212
GARETH PORTER 1995 Environmental Security as a National Security Issue
215
MATTHIAS FINGER 1991 The Military the Nation State and the Environment
223
VANDANA SHIVA 1993 The Greening of Global Reach
231

ANDREI ZHDANOV 1947 Soviet Policy and World Politics
66
PATRICK OSULLIVAN 1982 Antidomino
69
LEONID BREZHNEV 1968 The Brezhnev Doctrine
74
GEAROID O TUATHAIL AND JOHN AGNEW 1992 Geopolitics and Discourse Practical Geopolitical Reasoning in American Foreign Policy
78
POLICY STATEMENT OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE PRESENT DANGER 1984 Common Sense and the Common Danger
92
END COMMITTEE 198O Appeal for European Nuclear Disarmament END
95
MIKHAIL GORBACHEV 1988 New Political Thinking
97
INTRODUCTION
103
FRANCIS FUKUYAMA 1989 The End of History?
114
EDWARD N LUTTWAK 199O From Geopolitics to GeoEconomics Logic of Conflict Grammar of Commerce
125
PRESIDENT GEORGE BUSH 1991 Toward a New World Order
131
PRESIDENT GEORGE BUSH 1992 The Hard Work of Freedom
136
TIMOTHY W LUKE 1991 The Discipline of Security Studies and the Codes of Containment Learning From Kuwait
139
MICHAEL T KLARE 1995 The New RogueState Doctrine
155
SAMUEL P HUNTINGTON 1993 The Clash of Civilizations?
159
GEAROID O TUATHAIL 1996 Samuel Huntington and the Civilizing of Global Space
170
SHIV VISVANATHAN 1991 Mrs Brundtlands Disenchanted Cosmos
237
INTRODUCTION
245
EDWARD SAID 1984 Orientalism Reconsidered
256
FRANTZ FANON 1963 Concerning Violence
262
MARTIN LUTHER KING 1986 A Time to Break Silence
266
VACLAV HAVEL 1985 The Power of the Powerless
272
EP THOMPSON 1985 America and the War Movement
277
GEORGE KONRAD 1984 Antipolitics A Moral Force
283
ABOUALI FARMANFARMAIAN 1992 Did You Measure Up? The Role of Race and Sexuality in the Gulf War
286
SUBCOMMANDANTE MARCOS 1994 Chiapas The Southeast in Two Winds a Storm and a Prophecy
294
JEREMY BRECHER AND TIM COSTELLO 1994 Reversing the Race to the Bottom
299
Geopolitics Knowledge and Power at the End of the Century
305
Copyright Information
313
Index
316
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information