Geopolitics and the Post–colonial examines the dynamic nature of spatial power and cultural representation. This book is unique in the way it reconceptualizes geopolitical analysis from a post–colonial perspective. A key motif concerns tracing the historical impact of the United States on the societies of the South and especially the Latin South. Throughout the text, ideas and events, interventions and representations are woven together in a critique of the effects of Western power.
Part I: Conceptual and Historical Issues.
1 For a Post–Colonial Geopolitics.
2 Emerging Empire and the Civilizing Powers of Intervention.
Part II: Waves of Western Theory.
3 Modernizing the Other and the Three Worlds of Development.
4 The Rise of Neo–Liberalism and the Expansion of Western Power.
Part III: Archipelagos of Critical Thinking.
5 Societies of Insurgent Theory: the Dependentistas Write Back.
6 Exploring Other Zones of Difference: from the post–modern to the post–colonial.
Part IV: Geopolitics in a Globalizing World.
7 Post–Colonial Questions for Global Times.
8 ′Another World is Possible′ – on social movements, the Zapatistas and the dynamics of ′globalization from below′.
9 Conclusions: Beyond the Imperiality of Knowledge.