Cloth $35.00 ISBN: 9781861890856 Published April 2004 For sale in North and South America only
E-book $17.50 to $35.00 ISBN: 9781861897879 Published April 2004

Geopolitics and Globalization in the Twentieth Century

Brian Blouet

Geopolitics and Globalization in the Twentieth Century
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Brian Blouet

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256 pages | 5.5 x 9.25
Cloth $35.00 ISBN: 9781861890856 Published April 2004 For sale in North and South America only
E-book $17.50 to $35.00 ISBN: 9781861897879 Published April 2004
This book looks at the struggle between the processes of globalization and geopolitical forces over the last 150 years. The twentieth century witnessed a struggle between geopolitical states who wanted to close off and control earth space, resources and population and globalizing ones who wished to open up the world to the free flow of ideas, goods and services. Brian W. Blouet analyzes the tug-of-war between these tendencies, the playing out of which determined the shape and behavior of today's world. Beginning his survey in the late nineteenth century, Blouet shows how the Second World War served to focus international awareness on the ramifications of global controls, and how we may be facing the end of geopolitics today.
Michael Lang | Journal of World History

 

"The book offers an impressive marshalling of geopolitical history and serves as a useful overview of the resource difficulties faced by twentieth-century great powers"

Contents
Introduction
1. Imperialism, Globalization, Geopolitics
2. The Geopolitics of the First world War, 1914-19
3. Who Rules East Europe Commands the Heartland
4. The Collapse of World Order
5. The New Order of 1942
6. Planning the Postwar World
7. The Cold War and the Triumph of Geopolitics
8. Globalization and the Death of Geopolitics?
References
Select Bibliography
Photographic Acknowledgements
Index
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