These four factors frontiers checkerboards shatterbelts and regional cooperation represent keys to interpreting the geopolitics of south america south america is more isolated from the major events of the northern hemispheres than are the states of the caribbean and central america. Kelly uses the geographical concepts of checkerboards and shatterbelts to characterize much of south americas geopolitics and to explain why the continent has never been unified nor dominated by a single nationkellys findings will be important reading for geographers political scientists and students and scholars of latin american history. Geography has always played a major role in world politics in this study philip kelly maps the geopolitics of south america a continent where relative isolation from the power centers in north america and eurasia and often forbidding internal terrain have given rise to a fascinating and unique geopolitical structure kelly uses the geographical concepts of checkerboards and shatterbelts to . Checkerboard and shatterbelts the geopolitics of south america by philip kelly austin university of texas press 1977 pp 240 illustrations bibliography index . Checkerboards and shatterbelts the geopolitics of south america ebook written by philip kelly read this book using google play books app on your pc android ios devices download for offline reading highlight bookmark or take notes while you read checkerboards and shatterbelts the geopolitics of south america
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