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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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An Imperial Subject

An Imperial Subject

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(p.37) 2 An Imperial Subject
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Geopolitics and Empire
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Gerry Kearns

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230112.003.0003

This chapter examines Mackinder's ideas in terms of discourse, context, and comparison. Mackinder made his case from Oxford University, from the British Parliament, through government-sponsored innovations in educational curricula, and in textbooks issued by well-established publishing houses. His views on Empire were like a well-used passport, having received many an official stamp. In addition to the importance of setting, arguments convince also because they imply and draw upon other sets of ideas.

Keywords:   Halford Mackinder, Empire, geopolitics, Oxford University

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