Geopolitical Theories and Methods: Exploring Geopolitics, Geoeconomics and Geostrategy [Summer School]

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.

Geopolitical Theories and Methods: Exploring Geopolitics, Geoeconomics and GeostrategyThe Russian annexation of Crimea, the development of the Nicaragua canal and the melting ice of the Arctic underline the continued importance of questions about the interaction between geography and power. The “Geopolitical Theories and Methods” Summer School helps you better understand the wide variety of ideas about geopolitics, geoeconomics and geostrategy. The lectures teach you the ways in which they have been conceptualized in different national, political and academic contexts. What is difference between the Heartland and the Rimland? How decisive is geography in human behaviour? And is it possible to do geopolitical research objectively? You further learn how to apply a French geopolitical method and a critical discourse analysis method. The first is valuable to structure your own geopolitical research, the second to assess the geopolitical claims of others. Next to giving two talks, you write a paper in which you discuss a theory or apply a method of your choice.

Geopolitics, Geoeconomics and Geostrategy [Reading List]

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Natural Resource Scarcity [Reading List]

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The Oil Price, Geopolitics and Geoeconomics

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