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    Globalization and empire

    Kearns, Gerard (2012) Globalization and empire. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 30. pp. 955-957. ISSN 0263-7758

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    Neil’s profound contribution to political geography is encapsulated in two books differing in style but unifi ed in argument. American Empire (Smith, 2003) is, among very many other things, a brilliant and scholarly intellectual biography of Isaiah Bowman, a geographer and public intellectual deeply implicated in the elaboration of US foreign policy for three decades, beginning in 1917 with his recruitment to the committee charged with devising the US negotiating position for the international settlement following World War I. The Endgame of Globalization (Smith, 2005) is an altogether more urgent and polemical work, responding to the so-called Global War on Terror and the associated US invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq. Both books by turn scold and explain the liberal ideologies of globalization.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Globalization; empire; Neil Smith;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
    Item ID: 4343
    Depositing User: Gerry Kearns
    Date Deposited: 08 May 2013 11:03
    Journal or Publication Title: Environment and Planning D: Society and Space
    Publisher: Pion
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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