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Growth and Growing Pains

Ralf Dahrendorf

in LSE: A History of the London School of Economics and Political Science 1895-1995

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202400
eISBN:
9780191675331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202400.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter details the early years of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Topics discussed include the appointment of Halford Mackinder as Director of LSE, the establishment ... More


An Imperial Subject

Gerry Kearns

in Geopolitics and Empire: The Legacy of Halford Mackinder

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199230112
eISBN:
9780191696411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230112.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines Mackinder's ideas in terms of discourse, context, and comparison. Mackinder made his case from Oxford University, from the British Parliament, through government-sponsored ... More


Introduction: Halford Mackinder and Central Asia

Sevara Sharapova and Nick Megoran

in Central Asia in International Relations: The Legacies of Halford Mackinder

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199327973
eISBN:
9780199388158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199327973.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This introductory chapter first reviews the theory of British geographer Halford John Mackinder that the ‘pivot or heart-land of Eurasia—much of Russia and Central Asia—was the key to the global ... More


Introduction: A Return to Empire

Gerry Kearns

in Geopolitics and Empire: The Legacy of Halford Mackinder

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199230112
eISBN:
9780191696411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230112.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This introductory chapter sets out the purpose of the book, which argues that there are striking parallels between the geopolitical ideas animating those who advocate the consolidation or even ... More


Mackinder: Imperialism, the Empire of India and Central Asia

Brian W. Blouet

in Central Asia in International Relations: The Legacies of Halford Mackinder

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199327973
eISBN:
9780199388158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199327973.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter discusses Sir Halford Mackinder’s engagement with the Indian subcontinent and his fear that the empire of India was vulnerable to an invasion from Central Asia. It traces his concern for ... More


Making Space for Darwin

Gerry Kearns

in Geopolitics and Empire: The Legacy of Halford Mackinder

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199230112
eISBN:
9780191696411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230112.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter begins to develop a critical perspective by paying attention to views quite contrary to Mackinder's, expressed by his contemporary — the geographer and political philosopher Peter ... More


The Eastern Front: Geopolitics, Geography, and Operations

Hew Strachan

in The Forgotten Front: The Eastern Theater of World War I, 1914 - 1915

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780813175416
eISBN:
9780813175447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813175416.003.0002
Subject:
History, Military History

In this chapter Hew Strachan contends that the eastern front has long been unjustifiably neglected by researchers. This stems from the fact that for a long time before the start of the First World ... More


Geopolitics and Empire

Gerry Kearns

in Geopolitics and Empire: The Legacy of Halford Mackinder

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199230112
eISBN:
9780191696411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230112.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter sets out some of the implications of this recurring set of relations between geopolitics and Empire, and notes that the relationship between imperialism and geopolitics was widely ... More


The Intellectual Life of the Heartland: How Mackinder Travelled to Uzbekistan

Sevara Sharapova

in Central Asia in International Relations: The Legacies of Halford Mackinder

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199327973
eISBN:
9780199388158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199327973.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter provides an account and analysis of how Halford Mackinder’s ideas reached Uzbekistan. It demonstrates the combined importance of citational practices; privileged access to sites of ... More


The Enduring Relevance of Mackinder’s Heartland Philosophy: The Case of US–Uzbekistan Relations

Chris Seiple

in Central Asia in International Relations: The Legacies of Halford Mackinder

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199327973
eISBN:
9780199388158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199327973.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter discusses how Halford Mackinder’s heartland philosophy provides an incisive analytical framework with which to examine and understand US–Uzbekistan relations. The evidence for this ... More


Central Asia in International Relations: The Legacies of Halford Mackinder

Nick Megoran and Sevara Sharapova (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199327973
eISBN:
9780199388158
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199327973.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The republics of Central Asia re-emerged as independent actors in the global interstate system in the wake of the collapse of the Soviet Union, their varied histories and geographies offering many ... More


Geopolitics and Empire: The Legacy of Halford Mackinder

Gerry Kearns

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199230112
eISBN:
9780191696411
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230112.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book examines the relations between two phenomena that are central to modern conceptions of international relations. Geopolitics is the understanding of the inter-relations between empires, ... More


Conclusion: Whither Mackinder and Central Asian Studies?

Nick Megoran and Sevara Sharapova

in Central Asia in International Relations: The Legacies of Halford Mackinder

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199327973
eISBN:
9780199388158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199327973.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter summarises the preceding discussions and presents some final thoughts. It considers the implications of this volume for scholarship on Central Asia’s international relations on the one ... More


Russia’s Asian Heartland Today and Tomorrow

Milan Hauner

in Central Asia in International Relations: The Legacies of Halford Mackinder

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199327973
eISBN:
9780199388158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199327973.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines how the ‘pivot’ and ‘heartland’ ideas changed as they travelled and were reworked by scholars of different intellectual traditions facing different political questions. It ... More


Introduction: The Structural Underpinnings of European Genocide, 1912–1953

Levene Mark

in Devastation: Volume I: The European Rimlands 1912-1938

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199683031
eISBN:
9780191763120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199683031.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History, European Modern History

The introduction sets the chronological and geographical contours of this two-volume study, introducing the concept of the rimlands, the importance of a geopolitical reading, by way of Halford ... More


Imperialism and the Heartland

Gerry Kearns

in Central Asia in International Relations: The Legacies of Halford Mackinder

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199327973
eISBN:
9780199388158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199327973.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter explores how Central Asia and the Caucasus were understood and explained to children in a generally overlooked but important section of Halford Mackinder’s corpus, his school geography ... More


Mackinder’s Legacy Today: New Challenges for Kazakhstan and Central Asia

Gulnara Dadabayeva and Aigul Adibayeva

in Central Asia in International Relations: The Legacies of Halford Mackinder

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199327973
eISBN:
9780199388158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199327973.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines how Halford Mackinder’s theory stands up when tested against post-1991 developments in Kazakhstan. It considers the international relations of Kazakhstan, in particular its ... More


The Heartland Fallacy: Central Asia, Geography and Globalisation

Levent Hekimoglu

in Central Asia in International Relations: The Legacies of Halford Mackinder

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199327973
eISBN:
9780199388158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199327973.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter first examines the main geographical premises of Halford Mackinder’s analysis in his renowned 1904 address to the Royal Geographical Society, ‘The Geographical Pivot of History’, and ... More


The Heartland Today: Cooperation and the Struggle for Power

Alexey Dundich

in Central Asia in International Relations: The Legacies of Halford Mackinder

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199327973
eISBN:
9780199388158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199327973.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The Central Asian region today has become a focus of intense diplomatic and foreign policy activity for the ‘great powers’, mainly Russia, the United States, and China. There is also a second level ... More


Arthur Griffith and the Great Game

Cóilín Owens

in Before Daybreak: After the Race and the Origins of Joyce's Art

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813042473
eISBN:
9780813051567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813042473.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Chapter 4 offers an examination of the domestic and international political circumstances surrounding the story. These include the contemporary debate over the Wyndham (Land) Act and the Dublin visit ... More


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