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Week 8: The International System: Environmental Factors

 Topics for Reports:

  • Environmental Factors as Conditioners of Foreign Policy
  • Man-Milieu Relationships: Mahan, Mackinder, Haushofer
  • Sprout, Harold and Margaret: An Ecological Paradigm
  • The Limits of Growth Thesis and Its Critics
  • Post-Cold War Geopolitical Perspectives

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Basic Readings:

Choucri, Nazli and Robert North
"Dynamics of International Conflict: Some Policy Implications of Population, Resources, and Technology," World Politics (1972)
"Population, Technology and Resources in the Future International System," Journal of International Affairs, Vol. XXV, No. 2 (1971)
Cohen, Saul B.
"Geopolitics in the New World Era: A New Perspective on an Old Discipline"
Demko, George J., and William B. Wood
"Introduction: International Relations through the Prisms of Georgraphy
Henrikson, Alan K.
"The Power and Politics of Maps," in George J. Demko and William B. Wood (eds.) Reordering the World: Geopolitical Perspectives on the 21st Century (Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1994), pp.3-71.
Dougherty, James E. and Robert L. Pfaltzgraff, Jr.
* Contending Theories of International Relations, Ch. 2
Selected Bibliography:
Bowman, Isaiah
Geography in Relation to the Social Sciences (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934)
Chamberlain, Neil W.
Beyond Malthus: Population and Power (New York: Basic Books, 1970)
Choucri, Nazli
"Population, Resources and Technology: Political Implications of the Environmental Crisis," in David A. Kay and Eugene B. Skolnikoff, eds., World Eco-crisis: International Organizations in Response (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1972)
Cohen, Saul B.
Geography and Politics in a World Divided, 2nd ed. (New York: Oxford University Press, 1973)
Dorpalen, Andreas
The World of General Haushofer (New York: Farrar and Reinhart, 1942)
Earle, Edward Meade, ed.
Makers of Modern Strategy (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1943)
Freeman, Christopher, Marie Jahoda, and K.L.R. Pavitt, eds.
Models of Doom: A Critique of the Limits of Growth (New York: Universe Books, 1973)
Gray, Colin S.
Maritime Strategy, Geopolitics and the Defense of the West (New York: National Strategy Information Center, 1986)
Gyorgy, Andrew
Geopolitics: The New German Science (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1944)
Hollick, Ann L. and Robert E. Osgood
New Era of Ocean Politics (Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1974)
Huntington, Ellsworth
Civilization and Climate (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1915)
Jackson, W.A.D., et al.
Politics and Geographic Relationships (Prentice-Hall, 1964)
Johnston, R.J.
Geography and the State: An Essay in Political Geography (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1982)
Jugan, Arthur D.
"Mackinder and His Critics Reconsidered," Journal of Politics (May 1962)
Kay, David and Eugene Skolnikoff
World Eco-Crises: International Organizations in Response (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1972)
Kliot, Nurit and Stanley Waterman, eds.
Pluralism and Political Geography: People, Territory and State (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1983)
Mackinder, Halford J.
"The Geographical Pivot of History," The Geographic Journal, XXXIII (April 1904)
Democratic Ideals and Reality (New York: Henry Holt and Co., 1942)
"The Round World and the Winning of Peace," Foreign Affairs, (July 1943)
Distant Lands (London: George Philip and Sons, Ltd., 1910)
Nations of the Modern World (London: G. Philip & Sons, Ltd., 1911)
Mahan, Alfred Thayer
The Interest of America in Sea Power (1897)
The Interest of America in International Conditions (1910)
The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660-1783 (Boston: Little, Brown and Co., 1890)
Maddox, John R.
The Doomsday Syndrome (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1972)
Meadows, Donella H., et al.
The Limits of Growth (New York: Union Books, 1972)
Odel, Peter R.
Oil and World Power: Background to the Oil Crisis (New York: Tapluigei Publishing Co., 1975)
O'Sullivan, Patrick
Geopolitics (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1986)
Prescott, J.R.V.
Political Geography (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1972)
Sauvy, Alfred
General Theory of Population (New York: Basic Books, 1969)
Semple, Ellen C.
Influence of Geographic Environment (New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1911)
Sprout, Harold and Margaret
An Ecological Paradigm for the Study of International Politics (Princeton: Center for International Studies, Research Monography No. 30 (1968)
Foundations of International Politics (Princeton: Van Nostrand, 1962)
Man-milieu Relationship Hypotheses in the Context of International Politics (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1956)
"Environmental Factors in the Study of International Politics," Journal of Conflict Resolution (1957)
"Geopolitical Hypotheses in Technological Perspective," World Politics (January 1963)
Toward a Politics of the Planet Earth (New York: Van Nostrand and Reinhold, 1971)
Strausz-Hupe, Robert
Geopolitics: The Struggle for Space and Power (New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1942)
The Balance of Tomorrow (New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1945)