The New World (Dis) Order
Why is an understanding of geopolitics so important?
Who controls the global agenda and how has this changed global political geography?
What are the underlying ideologies and contradictions of the global political system?
Geopolitical = the links and casual relationships between political power and geographic space and
Key elements of global political geography
- Boundaries and borders – give power for example Korea. They mark territories
- Political space and territory
- Scale : size and extent of countries – has had a significant role of countries gaining power
- Spatial power: imperialism and colonialism; militarism; neo-colonialism – England gained spatial
power by colonizing other areas. Neo-colonialism – power through economic powers.
- Control of territory/resources/population – Controlling one’s territory has to do with controlling
the resources and has a lot to do with controlling the population
- Governance- defines the systems governed
- Nationalism- concept of nation state
Supra – State