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The Ashgate Research Companion to Critical Geopolitics

Edited by: Klaus Dodds , Merje Kuus , Joanne Sharp

Print publication date:  January  2013
Online publication date:  April  2016

Print ISBN: 9781409423805
eBook ISBN: 9781315612874
Adobe ISBN: 9781317043720

10.4324/9781315612874
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Since the late 1980s, critical geopolitics has gone from being a radical critical perspective on the disciplines of political geography and international relations theory to becoming a recognised area of research in its own right. Influenced by poststructuralist concerns with the politics of representation, critical geopolitics considers the ways in which the use of particular discourses shape political practices. Initially critical geopolitics analysed the practical geopolitical language of the elites and intellectuals of statecraft. Subsequent iterations have considered the role that popular representations of the international political world play. As critical geopolitics has become a more established part of political geography it has attracted ever more critique: from feminists for its apparent blindness to the embodied effects of geopolitical praxis and from those who have been uncomfortable about its textual focus, while others have challenged critical geopolitics to address alternative, resistant forms of geopolitical practice. Again, critical geopolitics has been reworked to incorporate these challenges and the latest iterations have encompassed normative agendas, non-representational theory, emotional geographies and affect. It is against the vibrant backdrop of this intellectual development of critical geopolitics as a subdiscipline that this Companion is set. Bringing together leading researchers associated with the different forms of critical geopolitics, this volume produces an overview of its achievements, limitations, and areas of new and potential future development. The Companion is designed to serve as a key resource for an interdisciplinary group of scholars and practitioners interested in the spatiality of politics.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction: Geopolitics and its Critics Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The Origins of Critical Geopolitics Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Realism and Geopolitics Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Text, Discourse, Affect and Things Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Geopolitics and Visual Culture  Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Heteronormativity Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Sovereignty Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Radical Geopolitics Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Neoliberalism Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Reappraising Geopolitical Traditions  Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Violence and Peace Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Borders Download PDF
Chapter  13:  The State Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Militarization  Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Media Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Resources Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Environment Download PDF
Chapter  18:  The Global South Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Intimacy and the Everyday Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Spaces of Terror Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Non-Governmental Organisations Download PDF
Chapter  22:  International Organizations Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Indigenous Geopolitics Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Journalists Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Artists Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Evangelicals Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Intellectuals of Statecraft Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Women Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Activists Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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