Lusophone geopolitics: blue economy and maritime security in contemporary Mozambique’s geopolitics

Francisco Proença Garcia*, Sónia Ribeiro

*Corresponding author for this work

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Departing from the concept of Blue Geopolitics, we focus on both blue economy and security to reflect on Mozambique’s contemporary geopolitical challenges and development opportunities. Mozambique has been developing a maritime security policy and an MSP and intends to develop the country’s blue economy. Mozambique plays a major role in regional geopolitics and geoeconomics. The control of the Mozambique Channel and the Development Corridors, as well as the offshore energy resources potential, represent new opportunities for the nation’s economy, but also challenges to security. The chapter proposes to reflect on these topics and proposes a political and strategic framework for Mozambique to better manage the tensions arising from these challenges, as well as taking (economic) advantage of the opportunities that are emerging.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication Portugal and the lusophone world
Subtitle of host publicationlaw, geopolitics and institutional cooperation
EditorsPaulo Afonso B. Duarte, Rui Albuquerque, António Manuel Lopes Tavares
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9789819904556
ISBN (Print)9789819904549, 9789819904570
Publication statusPublished - 2023


  • Blue geopolitics
  • Blue economy
  • Maritime security
  • Mozambique Channel
  • Sustainability
  • Maritime borders delimitation


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