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Book Review: "Prisoners of Geography" by Tim Marshall
  • Young-Jin Ahn,
  • Zuhriddin Juraev
Young-Jin Ahn
Department of Geography, Chonnam National University
Zuhriddin Juraev

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This book review essay looks at Tim Marshall's "Prisoners of Geography" and its in-depth examination of the interplay between geography and international politics. The aim is to highlight the book's key themes, including geopolitics, borders, trade routes, geopolitical conflict and colonial legacies. Through insightful analysis and engaging text, Marshall uncovers the central role that geography plays in shaping our world. The book's continuing relevance is underlined by its links to significant global events and the author's forward-looking questions. By recognising the practical factors that influence decision-making, rather than the purely ideological, the book offers a fresh perspective on current political and economic turmoil. The examination of the influence of geography and the call for increased international cooperation makes it a valuable resource for students of geography and anyone interested in political geography and globalisation.
12 Jul 2023Submitted to ESS Open Archive
23 Jul 2023Published in ESS Open Archive