Palgrave Studies in International Relations

Guicciardini, Geopolitics and Geohistory

Understanding Inter-State Relations

Authors: Mallinson, William

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  • Provides numerous examples to show that mainstream international relations theories are stuck in their paradigms
  • Introduces a fresh approach, based on the individual, on which corporate characteristics and behaviour depend
  • Aims to demonstrate that geohistory is a more effective concept than geopolitics in understanding inter-state relations
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This book demonstrates that geohistory is a more effective concept than geopolitics in understanding inter-state relations, at a time of considerable confusion in world affairs, and that Francesco Guicciardini’s thoughts are an efficient medium to demonstrate not only the inadequacies of geopolitics, but that a geohistorical approach can be a more responsible way of understanding international affairs. The book introduces a fresh approach, based on the individual, on which corporate characteristics and behaviour depend, often in the shape of state interests, which are unable on their own to predict actions driven by human behaviour. The book shows how show mainstream international relations theories are stuck in paradigms, inadequate in explaining why world politics is moving in a direction that nobody could predict even a decade ago. It shows how ideology can blur clear understanding. In short, it represents a new and intellectually refreshing approach and method in understanding, and tackling, the vagaries of relations between states.


About the authors

William Mallinson, a former British diplomat, is professor of Political Ideas and Institutions at Guglielmo Marconi University and a member of the editorial committee of the Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies. He has published numerous books and articles, of which his most recent are Kissinger and the Invasion of Cyprus, and Images in Words: Only History Exists.


Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Guicciardini, Geopolitics and Geohistory
Book Subtitle
Understanding Inter-State Relations
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in International Relations
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-76537-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-76537-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-76536-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 151
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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