Geopolitics: A Guide to the Issues (Contemporary Military, Strategic, and Security Issues)

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An important book on a topic that has been neglected for too long, Geopolitics: A Guide to the Issues will provide readers with an enhanced understanding of how geography influences personal, national, and international economics, politics, and security. The work begins with the history of geopolitics from the late 19th century to the present, then discusses the intellectual renaissance the discipline is experiencing today due to the prevalence of international security threats involving territorial, airborne, space-based, and waterborne possession and acquisition.

The book emphasizes current and emerging international geopolitical trends, examining how the U.S. and other countries, including Australia, Brazil, China, India, and Russia, are integrating geopolitics into national security planning. It profiles international geopolitical scholars and their work, and it analyzes emerging academic, military, and governmental literature, including "gray" literature and social networking technologies, such as blogs and Twitter.

Product Details

  • Item Weight:1.25 pounds
  • Hardcover:261 pages
  • ISBN-10:0313385793
  • ISBN-13:978-0313385797
  • Dimensions:6.4 x 1.2 x 9.5 inches
  • Publisher:Praeger; Illustrated edition (April 7, 2011)
  • Language::English
    • Best Sellers Rank:#6,241,548 in Books
    • #10,662 in National & International Security (Books)
    • #68,468 in Political Science (Books)