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On decolonization in South America or Africa, for example, states inherited the boundaries of colonial divisions, a notion legally known as uti possidetis. The ways in which critical geopolitics has addressed issues like these has shifted over time. She shows how the launch of AlJazeera in had a major impact on the broadcasting landscapes of the region and within diaspora communities in Europe and North America. Territorial Integrity and Humanitarian Intervention Territorial integrity is a complicated notion in international law, as it has two distinct yet usually compatible meanings.

This has contested reductive geopolitical visions and proposed a variety of techniques to re-conceptualize and thereby perhaps remake political geographies in less violent ways. Bush in has undoubtedly been an important catalyst of geographical transformation. However, as Nadarajah shows, such disciplinary strategies are failing and have in fact fostered repoliticization within the Tamil diaspora. The chapter suggests that a consideration of the complex geographies of empire and colonialism enabled otherwise diverse groups to find common ground for political action.

In so doing it illustrates the convergence and divergence between two dominant strands of thinking in world politics, and begins to interrogate the legal status of intervention. So security practices themselves must be subject to critical scrutiny as part of a wider study of socio-spatial dynamics. Dittmer concurs with other geographers in suggesting that further attention to the emotional dimensions of geopolitics may open new political possibilities. Its adherents live in expectation of an apocalyptic series of events that will culminate in the Rapture, when believers will ascend to heaven with Jesus and non-believers will be left behind.

In so doingSo security practices

Indeed, opposition and alternative visions have been manifest in a whole variety of ways. He also traces the disciplinary mechanisms at work in the forum. In particular, there have been close relationships with parts of international relations and critical security studies. Drawing on critiques of liberal peace, he explores the tension between geopolitical architectures and ideas of democracy, human rights and the principle of selfdetermination. In his chapter Jason Dittmer explores a geopolitical culture that challenges liberal assumptions about the meanings of security and insecurity.

These are the notion of equal sovereignty of states and the principle of non-intervention in domestic affairs. In so doing, they turn up important new insights from critical geopolitics, postmodern international relations, feminist criticism, and postcolonial theory. Without producing the latter, the need for the former is not obviously ever experienced, detected or considered.

One key reference point for such an enterprise is the project of critical geopolitics. On colonial and post spatial orderings of geopolitics see D.