Geopolitics (broadly the mutual construction of space and power relations) is both a matter of practice (doing) and representation (justifying the doing). - Colin Flint, Interview
What is geopolitics?
- The connection between geopolitics and statesmanship: the “practices and representations of territorial strategies.” (p. 31)
- It is a way of “seeing” the world. (p. 33)
- It results from the identification of “situated knowledge”, or a nuanced understanding of “multiple practices and multiple representations of a wide variety of territories.” (p. 34)
- (Critical geopolitics) is the practice of identifying the power relationships within geopolitical statements. (p. 35)