Using insights from critical geopolitics and cultural history, this book focuses on how the academic discipline of geopolitics was created, negotiated, and contested by a wide variety of intellectuals, practitioners, and academics.
Many geopoliticians wish to begin by requiring that geopolitics take responsibility for its misuse in the past. Many also agree that this science must reconceptualize geopolitics to account for the many changes which have occurred in the late 20th, and early 21st, centuries. This book considers how geopolitical writings have been influenced by religion, iconography, and doctrine. It also considers how geopolitics has been reformulated in the post-World War II period.