Geopolitics and Strategic History 1871-2050

By Geoffrey Sloan

© 2015 – Routledge

224 pages

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Hardback: 9780714653488
pub: 2016-03-30

About the Book

A new explanation of the course of international politics from the rebirth of the German Empire to the rise of China. This volume contributes to empirically based geopolitical theory and uses that theory to improve our understanding of the major events in the international strategic history of a 150-year period.

Seven key historical chapters cover all the major areas:

  • End of the Columbian Era? 1871-1914
  • Continental Hegemony and the Road-Test of War, I: 1914-1918
  • The Myth of Benign Transformation, I: New World Order, 1919-1939?
  • Continental Hegemony and the Road-Test of War, II: 1939-1945
  • Continental Hegemony and the Road -Test of (Cold) War, III: 1945-1989
  • The Myth of Benign Transformation, II:(Another) New World Order, 1990-2000
  • Benign Transformation Postponed (Again): Geopolitics as Usual, 2001-2021

In addition to these historical chapters, this essential text presents clear sections on geopolitical ideas, on possible patterns in strategic history, as well as an extensive 'critique and response' concerning the integrity of geopolitical approaches to world politics.

About the Author

Geoff Sloan is lecturer in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Reading, UK.

About the Series

Geopolitical Theory

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Military / General
HISTORY / Military / Strategy
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / International Security