Routledge Studies in Geopolitics
Changes in the world political map, due to the collapse of the Soviet Union and forces of Globalisation, have led to the renewed interest in the studies of the dynamic processes that are causing the reconfiguration of territories and states. For some, the world of nation-states has come to an end, and the globe is experiencing deterritorialisation and we are moving into a ‘borderless’ world. For others, the territorial component of state structure remains an important part of global politics, as new states are formed and new boundaries are erected. National identities are re-emerging at local and regional levels, while the traditional state-system, based on the Westphalian model, is undergoing dramatic changes.
Routledge Studies in Geopolitics seeks to examine these changing patterns of world politics. Scholars from related disciplines, such as International Relations, Political Geography and International Law, will present diverse perspectives on both the contemporary and historical dynamics of the world political map. Attention will also be given to the practitioners of geopolitics, past and present, scholars and diplomats, and their respective influences on global political change.