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Geopolitics and EmpireThe Legacy of Halford Mackinder$
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Gerry Kearns

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199230112

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230112.001.0001

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Introduction: A Return to Empire

Introduction: A Return to Empire

(p.1) Introduction: A Return to Empire
Geopolitics and Empire

Gerry Kearns

Oxford University Press

This introductory chapter sets out the purpose of the book, which argues that there are striking parallels between the geopolitical ideas animating those who advocate the consolidation or even extension of the global influence of the United States today, and those who a century ago took up a similar stance on behalf of Great Britain. It traces the roots of geopolitics and the legacy of Halford Mackinder's ideas. An overview of the subsequent chapters is presented.

Keywords:   Empire, geopolitics, United States, British Empire, ideology, Halford Mackinder

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