|Editura:||Editura Pro Universitaria|
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|Categorii:||Economie, Politica, Relatii economice internationale, Geopolitica, Carti|
The word geopolitics is often taken to have a kind of reactionary, outmoded, or even sinister quality. In reality, geopolitics is simply the analysis of the relationship between geographical facts on the one hand, and international politics on the other. These geographical facts include essentially unchanging natural features, such as rivers, mountains, and oceans, along with elements of human and political geography such as national boundaries, trade networks, and concentrations of economic or military power. In other words, geopolitical conditions are the facts on the ground, prior to our policy decisions.
Classical geopolitical analyses contain a number of enduring truths, as follows. The international system is a competitive arena in which great powers play a disproportionate role, struggling for security, resources, position and influence. Geopolitics is an old expression shaped by both academic and popular usages going back to imperial concerns with the links International Economic Relations Geopolitics between geography, state territoriality, and world power politics. By contrast, geoeconomics is a relatively new term which has had much more limited academic adoption and which is used in popular writings to express ideas ranging from managerial concerns over the competitive economic positioning of states and cities. Geoeconomics provides, apart from the free market ideology, the logic behind resource extraction and use. Resources are used in order to boost global production and trade.