Yves Lacoste

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Not to be confused with Jean-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.



  1. ^ David Criekemans (20 February 2007). Geopolitiek: "geografisch geweten" van de buitenlandse politiek?. Garant. pp. 544–546. ISBN 978-90-441-1969-5. Retrieved 12 January 2011. 
  2. ^ Klaus Dodds (2000). Geopolitical traditions: a century of geopolitical thought. Psychology Press. pp. 245, 246. ISBN 978-0-415-17249-3. Retrieved 12 January 2011.