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Political Science
Enrollment in this course is by invitation only

About This Course

The aim of this course is to introduce you to the classical theories and to the main theoretical approaches used today in the field of geopolitics. It also provides you with a better understanding of the influence of geography, climate, available natural resources, human ecology and demography in a country’s foreign policy. Lastly, it analyzes contemporary issues related to geopolitics in the international arena.

Course Content

1. Main concepts and theories

  a) The classical geopolitics’ thought

  b) Modern geopolitics: Science and methods

  c) Critical geopolitics

2. Geography, climate and natural resources

3. Social demography and human ecology

4. Main geopolitical issues today

5. Applied geopolitics to relevant case studies


Colin Flint - Introduction to Geopolitics - Routledge (2006)

Gearóid Ó Tuathail, Simon Dalby, Paul Routledge - The Geopolitics Reader - Routledge (1998)

GRYGIEL, Jakub J., 2006, Great powers and geopolitical change.

Dodds , K. , Geopolitics: A Very Short Introduction, Oxford University Press, USA, 2007