The relationship between the European Union and Ukraine, the rise of ISIS and the long border conflict between India and Pakistan underline the continued importance of geopolitical concepts such as national identity, power and security. The “Geopolitical Concepts” Summer School helps you better understand why the key concepts in geopolitical analysis mean different things to different people. The lectures teach you different ways to think about key geopolitical concepts. Can we measure power? Is it possible to objectively assess security? And how stable and uncontested is our national identity? Next to giving two talks, you write a paper about a key geopolitical concept in which you analyse how scholars, politicians or media use it in a particular context.
This description applies to an earlier year. For links to my 2019 Summer School courses at Maastricht University, please have a look at this overview.