The Geography of War and Peace

The Geography of War and Peace : From Death Camps to Diplomats

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How and why war and peace occur cannot be understood without realizing that those who make war and peace must negotiate a complex world political map of sovereign spaces, borders, networks, and scales. This book takes advantage of a diversity of perspectives as it analyzes the political processes of war and their spatial expression. Topics include terrorism, nationalism, religion, drug wars, water conflicts, diplomacy, peace movements, and post-war reconstruction.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 478 pages
  • 162 x 238 x 28mm | 680.4g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 10 halftones & 5 line drawings
  • 0195162099
  • 9780195162097
  • 1,326,023

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Flint describes the 'one single purpose' of this book as to debunk geopolitical theorist Nicholas Spykman's view that 'geography is the most important factor in foreign policy because it is the most permanent'- a purpose easily achieved. The many and varied essays that demonstrate how to approach the concept of 'space' cover such topics as nationalism, religion, gender, peace movements, natural resources, water, and drug trafficking. The best pieces, which tend to be more focused and historical, provide real insight. * Foreign Affairs *show more

About Dr. Colin Flint

Colin Flint, Associate Professor of Geography at Pennsylvania State University, is a political geographer whose research interests include terrorism, geopolitics, war and peace, and the Arab world. He is editor of Spaces of Hate: Geographies of Hate and Intolerance in the United States of America (2003) and co-author, with Peter J. Taylor, of Political Geography: World-Economy, Nation-State, and Locality (4th edition, 2000).show more

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Flint describes the 'one single purpose' of this book as to debunk geopolitical theorist Nicholas Spykman's view that 'geography is the most important factor in foreign policy because it is the most permanent'- a purpose easily achieved. The many and varied essays that demonstrate how to approach the concept of 'space' cover such topics as nationalism, religion, gender, peace movements, natural resources, water, and drug trafficking. The best pieces, which tend to be more focused and historical, provide real insight. Foreign Affairsshow more

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