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02 101 Geopolitics and Geostrategy


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1 Course title

Geopolitics and Geostrategy

3 Teaching methods Theoretical and practical


classes with the

expositive method and the debate of themes

2 Course code 
of the program. The students will have the

support of the bibliography and the

developed summaries of the class.

4 Type of course 5 Year of study, semester/trimester


Optional semester

6 Number of credit
7 Level of course
5

8 Hours per week 9 Hours per semester


4 30

10 Language of instruction
English

11 Name of lecturer
Leszek SYKULSKI

12 Prerequisites
n/a

13 Objectives of the course, preferably expressed in terms of learning outcomes and competences
Distinguish geopolitics from politic geography and from geostrategie. Know the aims,methods and

perspectives of the geopolitics. To understand the principal theories of classic

geopolitics and their importance to the international system analysis. Understand the relation

between politic, politic geography, geopolitics, strategy and geostrategy. Analyze the

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principal themes of the new geopolitics.

14 Course contents
1. Introduction:1.1. Nature, objecte method of the course; 1.2. Struktural geopolitics and geostrategy;
1.2. Presentation of the basic bibliography.

2. Geopolitics and Geostrategie: Concepts:

2.1. The Concept of Geopolitics and politic Geography; 2.2. The Concept of Geopolitics and Geostrategie; 
2.3. Concept Comparison; 2.4. Aims; 2.5. Study Objects; 2.6. Perspectives, Methods, Orientations and
Paradigms.

3. Notable geopolitics and geostrategists:

3.1. Friedrich Ratzel; 3.2. Rudolf Kjellén; 3.3. Halford J. Mackinder; 3.4. General Karl Haushofer; 3.5.

Nicholas J. Spykman; 3.6. Alfred Thayer Mahan; 3.7. George F. Kennan;

3.8. Henry Kissinger; 3.9. Zbigniew Brzeziński; 3.10. Aleksandr Dugin.

4. Geopolitics and Geostrategie – Principal Theories:

4.1. Historic Evolution; 4.2. Terracentric Views; 4.3. Marecentric Views; 4.4. Aerocentric Views; 4.5.

Astrocentric Views.

5. Geopolitics in the 20th Century

5.1. The Geopolitics Though until the First World War; 5.2. The Geopolitics Though between the two wars;

5.3. The Geopolitics Though after the Second World War; 5.4. General Considerations.

6. Power Elements and power analysis:

6.1. Structural Elements; 6.2. Conjectural Elements; 6.3. Methods power analysis; 6.4. Geopolitical

Variables; 6.5. Spheres of Interest and Spheres of Influence; 6.6. Geopolitical Regions – Classifications and
Composition.

7. Risk society and geopolitical change:

7.1. Scientific and technological dimensions of modern life; 7.2. Environmental degradation, global

warming, climate change; 7.3. Weapons of mass destruction; 7.4. Geopolitical reasoning and expressions
of  geopower.

8. Measuring National Power:

8.1. Explaining the Generation of National Power; 8.2. National Resources:


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8.2.1. Technology, 8.2.2. Enterprise, 8.2.3. Human resources, 8.2.4. Financial/Capital Resources, 8.2.5.

Natural resources; 8.3. National Performance: 8.3.1. External Constraints, 8.3.2. Infrastructural Capacity,
8.3.3. Ideational Resources, 8.4. Military Capability: 8.4.1. Strategic Resources, 8.4.2. Conversion

Capability, 8.4.3. Combat Proficiency;

8.5. Measuring of Power of chosen States.

9. The New Geopolitics:

9.1. New Aims; 9.2. New Point of Vues; 9.3. Ecopolitics: 9.3.1. From Ecologie to

Ecopolitics, 9.3.2. Ecopolitics: autonomous class; 9.4. Demopolitics: 9.4.1. Human

Geography and Geopolitics; 9.4.2. Migrations; 9.4.3. Minorities; 9.4.4. Public Opinion Pressure; 9.5.
Geoeconomics: 9.5.1. Geoeconomics and New Geopolitics, 9.5.2. Geoeconomics and Classic Geopolitics,

9.5.3. Geoeconomic Spaces; 9.6. Geopolitics of Peace: 9.6.1. Geopolitics and Peace, 9.6.2. Pacifisms, 9.6.3.

The studies about peace; 9.7. Globalization; 9.8. Critical Geopolitics.

15 Assessment methods

Students are expected to read assigned books and articles, attend classes,  participate in class
discussion,   and  pass  written exam.

16 Recommended readingBasic readings:

Agnew John A., Geopolitics: revisioning world politics, Routledge New York 2003.

Dodds Klaus, Geopolitics. A Very Short Introduction, Oxford University Press, Oxford 2007.
Rozumiem

Toal Gerard, Critical geopolitics: the politics of writing global space, University of Minnesota Press,
Minneapolis 1996.

Additional readings:

Brzezinski Zbigniew, The grand chessboard: American primacy and its geostrategic imperatives, NY:

BasicBooks, New York 1997.

Fukuyama Francis, The End of History and the Last Man, Free Press, New York 1992.

Huntington Samuel P., The Clash of Civilizations?, in “Foreign Affairs”, vol. 72, no. 3, Summer 1993, pp. 22–

49.

Huntington Samuel P., The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order, Simon & Schuster,
New York 1996.
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