Michele Chiaruzzi

«Fas est et ab hoste doceri». Motives and Movements of the Early Anglo-Saxon Geopolitics.

  • Abstract

Informations and abstract

Keywords: Anglo-Saxon geopolitics, Alfred Mahan, Alford Mackinder, political space.

The origins of the Anglo-Saxon geopolitical thought seem related to an agonistic disposition. They show a leaning toward a polemical position mostly preoccupied with the command of the space. Carl Schmitt gave to this position the meaning of a «conservative need for geopolitical security». While directly referring to Alfred Mahan reflections on sea power, this is also a valuable characterization of Alford Mackinder ideas. But this need for geopolitical security gives the impression of some conceptual contrasts, mainly with the emergence of a global world and the definition of its spatial liberties.

Trova nel catalogo di Worldcat

Article first page

Article first page