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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


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


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


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


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


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


Manly Endeavours

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/9780199230112.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter explores how gender and masculinity were central to thinking about geography and Empire, about politics, and about social relations between so-called races, nations, and classes. In ... More


Theorizing Imperialism

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/9780199230112.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter contrasts accounts of the 19th-century New Imperialism by Mackinder and the economist John Hobson. Mackinder and Hobson might be taken as paradigmatic ideologists at two ends of the ... More


Teaching Imperialism

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/9780199230112.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Much of Mackinder's teaching of Imperial Geography is contained in a series of popular school textbooks and in a number of published illustrated lectures. This chapter describes some of the main ... More


Practising Imperialism

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/9780199230112.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter describes Mackinder's imperialist adventure in the Heartland itself. In 1919, the British government sent him to South Russia, the very area he had identified as pivotal for the future ... More


Conservative Geopolitics

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/9780199230112.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter draws together aspects of Mackinder's geopolitics echoed in modern debates. Although there is little evidence that all of the authors cited have read Mackinder's work, there remains the ... 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


Geography: Geopolitics and Deterrence

Colin S Gray

in Perspectives on Strategy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199674275
eISBN:
9780191752285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199674275.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Chapter 4 operationalizes the truism that all strategy is, in some measure, geographical. The discussion does not advance a geographical theory of strategy; rather does it seek to explain what ... 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


Enter Middle East

Daniel Foliard

in Dislocating the Orient: British Maps and the Making of the Middle East, 1854-1921

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226451336
eISBN:
9780226451473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226451473.003.0008
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cartography

This chapter describes the first phase in the invention and emergence of the “Middle East” as a frame of reference in the British cultural landscape, It analyzes the networks by which the new ... 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


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


The Emergence of a Political Geography

Geoffrey Martin

in American Geography and Geographers: Toward Geographical Science

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780195336023
eISBN:
9780190269920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336023.003.0014
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Political geography, brought to eminence by F. Ratzel, followed by A. T. Mahan, H. J. Mackinder, and J. Scott Keltie, made its way into curricula of U.S. universities by the 1890s. Squabbles between ... 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


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