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Critical Geopolitics: Critical Geopolitics


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Over the last two decades, critical geopolitics has become a prominent field in human geography. It has developed to encompass topics associated with popular culture, everyday life, architecture and urban form as well as the more familiar issues of security, international relations and global power projection. Critical geopolitics takes inspiration from studies of governmentality and biopolitics, gender and sexuality, political economy and development, postcolonialism, as well as the study of emotion and affect. Methodologically, it continues to employ discourse analysis and is engaging with ethnography and participatory research methods. This rich field continues to develop new ways of analysing geopolitics. This series provides an opportunity for early career researchers as well as established scholars to publish theoretically informed monographs and edited volumes that engage with critical geopolitics and related areas such as international relations theory and security studies. With an emphasis on accessible writing, the books in the series will appeal to wider audiences including journalists, policy communities and civil society organizations with interests in international affairs and practices of security, identity, and power.

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European External Action The Making of EU Diplomacy in Kenya

European External Action The Making of EU Diplomacy in Kenya

1st Edition

Veit Bachmann
February 12, 2018

European External Action provides a critical assessment of the practice of EU diplomacy in a key site of Africa-European relations and the global development industry - the Kenyan capital of Nairobi. It analyses how the EU positions itself through its newly established diplomatic corps, the ...

Children, Young People and Critical Geopolitics

Children, Young People and Critical Geopolitics

1st Edition

Matthew C. Benwell, Peter Hopkins
January 24, 2018

Young people, and in particular children, have typically been marginalised in geopolitical research, positioned as too young to understand or relate to the adult-dominated world of international relations. Integrating current debates in critical geopolitics and political geography with research in ...

Mapping the End Times American Evangelical Geopolitics and Apocalyptic Visions

Mapping the End Times American Evangelical Geopolitics and Apocalyptic Visions

1st Edition

Jason Dittmer, Tristan Sturm
December 28, 2009

Over the last quarter-century, evangelicalism has become an important social and political force in modern America. Here, new voices in the field are brought together with leading scholars such as William E. Connolly, Michael Barkun, Simon Dalby, and Paul Boyer to produce a timely examination of ...

Europe in the World EU Geopolitics and the Making of European Space

Europe in the World EU Geopolitics and the Making of European Space

1st Edition

Luiza Bialasiewicz
September 28, 2011

This edited volume provides an innovative contribution to the debate on contemporary European geopolitics by tracing some of the new political geographies and geographical imaginations emergent within - and made possible by - the EU's actions in the international arena. Drawing on case studies that...

Reconstructing Conflict Integrating War and Post-War Geographies

Reconstructing Conflict Integrating War and Post-War Geographies

1st Edition

Scott Kirsch, Colin Flint
May 28, 2011

Reconstruction - the rebuilding of state, economy, culture and society in the wake of war - is a powerful idea, and a profoundly transformative one. From the refashioning of new landscapes in bombed-out cities and towns to the reframing of national identities to accommodate changed historical ...

Spaces of Security and Insecurity Geographies of the War on Terror

Spaces of Security and Insecurity Geographies of the War on Terror

1st Edition

Alan Ingram, Klaus Dodds
April 16, 2009

Drawing on critical geopolitics and related strands of social theory, this book combines new case studies with theoretical and methodological reflections on the geographical analysis of security and insecurity. It brings together a mixture of early career and more established scholars and ...

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