Geopolitics, Geoeconomics and Geostrategy [Reading List]

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  • Agnew, J. (2003) Geopolitics – Re-visioning World Politics. Routledge.
  • Brzezinski, Z. (1997) The grand chessboard. American primacy and its geostrategic imperatives. Basic Books.
  • Dittmer, D. and Sharp, J. (eds) (2013) Geopolitics – An Introductory Reader. Routledge.
  • Dodds, K. and Atkinson, D. (2000) Geopolitical Traditions – A Century of Geopolitical Thought. Routledge.
  • Flint, C. (2012) Introduction to Geopolitics. 2nd Edn. Routledge.
  • Gray, C. S. and Sloan, G. (Eds) (1999) Geopolitics, geography, and strategy. Cass.
  • Lévy, J. (Ed) (2001) From Geopolitics to Global Politics: A French Connection. Cass.
  • Mahan, A. T. (1987) The influence of sea power upon history, 1660–1783. Dover.
  • Spykman, N. J. (2007) America’s strategy in world politics. The United States and the balance of power. Transaction.

Online Sources


Colin Flint: structure-agency, identity, peace networks, geopolitical codes/visions
Virginie Mamadouh: Geopolitics in the 2000s
Leonhardt van Efferink: The Definition of Geopolitics – The Classical, French and Critical Traditions


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