Gertjan Dijkink: Geopolitical Knowledge 1 – the Netherlands, Bosnia and the language of power

Introducing Gertjan Dijkink

Gertjan DijkinkUntil his retirement in early 2011, Dr Gertjan Dijkink worked as Associate professor of political and cultural geography at the University of Amsterdam. He is also author of the frequently quoted book “National Identity and Geopolitical Visions: Maps of Pride and Pain”. This is part 1 of “Are There National Differences In Geopolitical Knowledge?”, the farewell speech he gave at the University of Amsterdam on 26 January 2011. You can go to part 2 by clicking on this link. Read more

Gertjan Dijkink: Geopolitical Knowledge 2 – Dutch, French and American newspapers on Afghanistan

Introducing Gertjan Dijkink

Gertjan DijkinkUntil his retirement in early 2011, Dr Gertjan Dijkink worked as Associate professor of political and cultural geography at the University of Amsterdam. He is also author of the frequently quoted book “National Identity and Geopolitical Visions: Maps of Pride and Pain”. This is part 2 of “Are There National Differences In Geopolitical Knowledge?”, the farewell speech he gave at the University of Amsterdam on 26 January 2011. You can go to part 1 by clicking on this link. Read more

Gertjan Dijkink: Geopolitical visions, national identity, Balkans, ethnic cleansing

Introducing Gertjan Dijkink

Gertjan DijkinkDr Gertjan Dijkink (Doetinchem, 1946) currently works as Associate professor of political and cultural geography at the University of Amsterdam. He is also author of the frequently quoted book “National Identity and Geopolitical Visions: Maps of Pride and Pain” (Routlegde, 1996). After one year of Biology, Mr Dijkink studied Social Geography (including an extended program on Cultural Anthropology). He obtained his PhD in social sciences in 1987, with a thesis on geographical information and crime fighting in Amsterdam. Read more