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Geopolitics and Strategic History 1871-2050

By Geoffrey Sloan

Routledge – 2015 – 224 pages

Series: Geopolitical Theory

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Description

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.

Author Bio

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

Name: Geopolitics and Strategic History 1871-2050 (Hardback)Routledge 
Description: By Geoffrey Sloan. 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...
Categories: Military & Strategic Studies, Strategic Studies, International Security, War & Conflict Studies, 19th Century Military History, World War II, Strategic History