Barney Warf, Professor of Geography at the University of Kansas, introduces his book "Global Geographies of the Internet":
Steven A. Sloman, Professor of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences at Brown University, introduces his book "Causal Models: How People Think about the World and Its Alternatives":
Dr Sabina Mihelj, Senior Lecturer in Media, Communication and Culture in the Department of Social Sciences at Loughborough University, introduces her book on the links between the media and nationalism:
ExploringGeopolitics, as reflected by ranking, contains contributions on critical geopolitics, (neo-)classical geopolitics and French geopolitics. It further offers insights into geopolitical themes from other disciplines, such as William Worster's popular article. Jason Dittmer's double presence highlights the popularity of popular geopolitics, a tradition within critical geopolitics that focuses on actors that are not directly part of political and academic circles (e.g. media).
Leonhardt van Efferink, editor of ExploringGeopolitics, will be convening a two-week Summer School module on Country Risk Analysis at Maastricht University in July/ August. For more info:
I made some tough decisions concerning the website as some pages recently attracted much fewer visitors than expected. Therefore, I removed most contributions to the "Geopolitical Year Review" section merged all links pages into one "Links" page (part of menu on top of each page).
As a positive, the "My New Book in 750 Words" made a very promising start. Although two authors rejected an interview request, the majority of invited authors responded enthusiastically. Some authors did not even need an invitation and instead approached me to do an interview.
Responses of visitors are encouraging as well. The interview with Patrice Gourdin about geopolitical research methods attracted many visitors and was subject of a lively debate on LinkedIn. An American lecturer wanted to use the French book in his course and asked whether an English translation existed (answer is no).
This highlights that the key objective of ExploringGeopolitics has not changed: to foster dialogue among different geopolitical strands and among scholars from different countries.