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Yves Lacoste

Yves Lacoste (1972)

Yves Lacoste (born 1929) is a French geographer and geopolitician. He was born in Fes, Morocco.[1] In 1976 he established the French geopolitical journal Hérodote.[2] He is the author of a "Geopolitical Dictionary" (1993) and the French Institute for geopolitics (Institut Français de Géopolitique).

In one of his known works, La Géographie du sous-développement, Lacoste suggests a spatial explanation of underdevelopment.


  • Les Pays sous-développés (1959)
  • Géographie du sous-développement (1965)
  • Ibn Khaldoun - Naissance de l'histoire du Tiers-Monde (1965)
  • La Géographie ça sert d'abord à faire la guerre (1976) ISBN 2-7071-0815-4
  • Contre les anti-tiersmondistes et contre certains tiersmondistes (1985)
  • Géopolitique des régions françaises (1986)
    • vol 1: La France septentrionale
    • vol 2: La Façade atlantique
    • vol 3: La France du sud-est
  • Dictionnaire de Géopolitique (1993) ISBN 2-08-035101-X
  • Dictionnaire géopolitique des États (1994) ISBN 2-08-035104-4
  • La Légende de la terre (1996) ISBN 2-08-035446-9
  • Vive la Nation - Destin d'une idée géopolitique (1998) ISBN 2-213-59613-1
  • L'Eau des hommes (2002) ISBN 2-7022-0628-X
  • |De la Géopolitique aux Paysages. Dictionnaire de la Géographie (2003) ISBN 2-200-26538-7
  • Maghreb, peuple et civilisation (avec Camille Lacoste-Dujardin) (2004) ISBN 2-7071-4432-0
  • Géopolitique. La longue histoire d'aujourd'hui (2006) ISBN 2-03-505421-4
  • L'Eau dans le monde : les batailles pour la vie (2006) ISBN 2-03-582578-4
  • Géopolitique de la Méditerranée (2006) ISBN 2-200-26840-8


  1. ^ David Criekemans (20 February 2007). Geopolitiek: "geografisch geweten" van de buitenlandse politiek?. Garant. pp. 544–546.  
  2. ^ Klaus Dodds (2000). Geopolitical traditions: a century of geopolitical thought. Psychology Press. pp. 245, 246.  

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