The geopolitical dimension of maritime security

Germond, Basil (2015) The geopolitical dimension of maritime security. Marine Policy, 54. pp. 137-142. ISSN 0308-597X

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This article discusses the geopolitical dimension of maritime security, which has been neglected by scholars despite the growing number of studies devoted to a variety of aspects related to maritime security. The first step consists in clarifying the definitions of the two concepts; ‘geopolitics’ and ‘maritime security’. Then the article introduces the geopolitical dimension of maritime security from a conceptual perspective, and then analyses three practical examples of maritime security geo-strategies released in 2014. The results demonstrate that states’ and international institutions’ maritime security objectives and interests are indirectly and directly influenced by geographical and geopolitical considerations, although this link is only tacitly acknowledged in official documents. Scholars and practitioners interested in maritime security are encouraged to further engage with this dimension.

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Marine Policy
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?? maritime securitygeopoliticsmaritime security strategyenvironmental science(all)economics and econometricsaquatic sciencemanagement, monitoring, policy and lawlaw ??
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