The Geopolitics Reader
Editor: Gearoid O. Tuathail
Editor: Simon Dalby
Editor: Paul Routledge
Table of Contents
Introduction: Thinking Critically about Geopolitics 1. Imperialist Geopolitics: Gearoid O Tuathail, Halford J.
Mackinder, Theodore Roosevelt, Karl Haushofer, Adolf Hitler, 2. Cold War Geopolitics: President Harry
Truman, George F. Kennan, Andrei Zhdanov, Patrick o'Sullivan, Leonid Brezhnev, Gearoid O Tuathail and
John Agnew, The Commitee on Present Danger, End Committee, Mikhail Gorbachev 3.New World Order
Geopolitics: Francis Fukuyama, Edward N. Luttwak, President George Bush, Timothy W. Luke, Michael
T. Kalre, Samuel P. Huntington, 4. Environmental Geopolitics, Simon Dalby, Thomas F. Homer-Dixon,
Vaclav Smil, Gareth Porter, Matthias Finger, Vandana Shiva, Shiv Visvanthan 5. Anti-Geopolitics: Paul
Routledge, Edward Said, Franzt Fanon, Martin Luther King, Vaclav Havel, E.P. Thompson, George
Konrad, Abouali Farmanfarmaian, Subcommandante Marcos, Jeremy Brecher and Tim Costello, Simon
The Geopolitics Reader offers an interdisciplinary sourcebook of the most important political,
geographical, historical and sociological readings of geopolitics in the late twentieth century. The Reader
is divided into five parts which draw on the most illuminating examples of imperial, Cold War,
contemporary geopolitics, new environmental themes and multiple resistances to the practices of
geopolitics. The editors provide comprehensive introductions and critical comment at the beginning of
each part, and visual 'geopolitical texts' in the form of political cartoons are integrated throughout.
Encouraging exploration of divergent viewpoints of global conflict and change, this invaluable compendium
includes readings by Martin Luther King, Vaclav Havel and George Bush.