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    Naturalising Empire: Echoes of Mackinder for the Next American Century?


    Kearns, Gerard (2006) Naturalising Empire: Echoes of Mackinder for the Next American Century? Geopolitics, 11. pp. 74-98. ISSN 1465-0045

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    Abstract

    At the start of the twentieth century, Halford Mackinder’s geopolitical writings provided a powerful justification for British imperialism. He presented imperialism as a force of nature by emphasising historical rupture, essential conflict and geopolitical strategy. A century later, these same themes re-appear in contemporary accounts of our new world order and serve now to naturalise the imperial mission of the United States. A critical examination of the theses of Mackinder can aid in challenging the presumptions of the new imperialists.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Naturalising; Empire; Echoes; Mackinder; American; Century;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
    Item ID: 8652
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1080/14650040500524095
    Depositing User: Gerry Kearns
    Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2017 09:00
    Journal or Publication Title: Geopolitics
    Publisher: Taylor & Francis
    Refereed: Yes
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