The Routledge Handbook on Responsibility in International Relations Book

The Routledge Handbook on Responsibility in International Relations


  • Author : Hannes Hansen-Magnusson
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-07-29
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 504
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429556814

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The Routledge Handbook on Responsibility in International Relations Excerpt :

What does responsibility mean in International Relations (IR)? This handbook brings together cutting-edge research on the critical debates about responsibility that are currently being undertaken in IR theory. This handbook both reflects upon an emerging field based on an engagement in the most crucial theoretical debates and serves as a foundational text by showing how deeply a discussion of responsibility is embedded in broader questions of IR theory and practice. Contributions cover the way in which responsibility is theorized across different approaches in IR and relevant neighboring disciplines and demonstrate how responsibility matters in different policy fields of global governance. Chapters with an empirical focus zoom in on particular actor constellations of (emerging) states, international organizations, political movements, or corporations, or address how responsibility matters in structuring the politics of global commons, such as oceans, resources, or the Internet. Providing a comprehensive overview of IR scholarship on responsibility, this accessible and interdisciplinary text will be a valuable resource for scholars and students in many fields including IR, international law, political theory, global ethics, science and technology, area studies, development studies, business ethics, and environmental and security governance.

An Introduction to International Relations Book

An Introduction to International Relations


  • Author : Richard Devetak
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-10-17
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 593
  • ISBN 10 : 9781139505604

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An Introduction to International Relations Excerpt :

Invaluable to students and those approaching the subject for the first time, An Introduction to International Relations, Second Edition provides a comprehensive and stimulating introduction to international relations, its traditions and its changing nature in an era of globalisation. Thoroughly revised and updated, it features chapters written by a range of experts from around the world. It presents a global perspective on the theories, history, developments and debates that shape this dynamic discipline and contemporary world politics. Now in full-colour and accompanied by a password-protected companion website featuring additional chapters and case studies, this is the indispensable guide to the study of international relations.

International Relations Theory Book

International Relations Theory


  • Author : Oliver Daddow
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 2017-03-27
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781526413963

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International Relations Theory Excerpt :

With chapters on all the major theories of international relations, accompanied by contemporary examples from popular culture, film and literature, this Third Edition is the ideal introduction to the key perspectives in the field. Key features: 30% new content, with all chapters revised and updated Useful learning features including further reading, 'questions to ponder', 'common pitfalls' and 'taking it further' boxes, to help you extend your thinking beyond the classroom Invaluable chapters on getting the best out of your knowledge of International Relations Theory in essays and exams, including real life examples of best practice.

Kinship in International Relations Book

Kinship in International Relations


  • Author : Kristin Haugevik
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-08-28
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429016790

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Kinship in International Relations Excerpt :

While kinship is among the basic organizing principles of all human life, its role in and implications for international politics and relations have been subject to surprisingly little exploration in International Relations (IR) scholarship. This volume is the first volume aimed at thinking systematically about kinship in IR – as an organizing principle, as a source of political and social processes and outcomes, and as a practical and analytical category that not only reflects but also shapes politics and interaction on the international political arena. Contributors trace everyday uses of kinship terminology to explore the relevance of kinship in different political and cultural contexts and to look at interactions taking place above, at and within the state level. The book suggests that kinship can expand or limit actors’ political room for maneuvereon the international political arena, making some actions and practices appear possible and likely, and others less so. As an analytical category, kinship can help us categorize and understand relations between actors in the international arena. It presents itself as a ready-made classificatory system for understanding how entities within a hierarchy are organized in relation to one another, and how this logic is all at once natural and social.

Battlestar Galactica and International Relations Book

Battlestar Galactica and International Relations


  • Author : Nicholas J. Kiersey
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-02-15
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 239
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135089689

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Battlestar Galactica and International Relations Excerpt :

Looking at a television franchise like Battlestar Galactica (BSG) is no longer news within the discipline of International Relations. A growing number of scholars in and out of IR are studying the importance of cultural artifacts – popular or otherwise – for the phenomena that make up the core of our discipline. The genre of science fiction offers the analyst an opportunity that cannot be matched by more mimetic genres, namely the chance to look at how sets of widely-circulating expectations of the social serve to constrain authors as they work to introduce as yet unexplored problematiques, the fantasy aspect in much of science fiction storytelling is premised simply on a material difference. As such, while the physical setting of a science fiction tale might appear novel, its imaginative life world will likely retain many elements of the world we already live in and which we can readily recognize as similar to our own. For Critical IR scholarship then, BSG presents an opportunity to examine how these purported homologies or elements of redundancy between the fantastic and the real have been drawn and perhaps to consider, too, whether the show can teach us things about world politics, its various logics and structures, which we might not otherwise be sensitive to. Tackling some of the key contemporary issues in IR, the writers of BSG have taken on a range of important political themes and issues, including the legitimacy of military government, the tactical utility of genocide, and even the philosophical implications of artificial intelligence technologies for the very category of what it means to be 'human'. The contributors in this book explore in depth the argument that one of the most important aspects of popular culture is to naturalize or normalise a certain social order by further entrenching the expectations of social behaviour upon which our mentalities of rule are founded. This work will be of interest to student and scholars of international relations

International Relations Book

International Relations


  • Author : Stephen McGlinchey
  • Publisher : E-IR Foundations
  • Release Date : 2017-01-02
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 238
  • ISBN 10 : 1910814172

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International Relations Excerpt :

A 'Day 0' introduction to International Relations. Written by a range of emerging and established experts, the chapters offer a broad sweep of the basic components of International Relations and the key contemporary issues that concern the discipline. The narrative arc forms a complete circle, taking readers from no knowledge to competency.

Hierarchy in International Relations Book

Hierarchy in International Relations


  • Author : David A. Lake
  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-01-15
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 247
  • ISBN 10 : 9780801458934

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Hierarchy in International Relations Excerpt :

International relations are generally understood as a realm of anarchy in which countries lack any superior authority and interact within a Hobbesian state of nature. In Hierarchy in International Relations, David A. Lake challenges this traditional view, demonstrating that states exercise authority over one another in international hierarchies that vary historically but are still pervasive today. Revisiting the concepts of authority and sovereignty, Lake offers a novel view of international relations in which states form social contracts that bind both dominant and subordinate members. The resulting hierarchies have significant effects on the foreign policies of states as well as patterns of international conflict and cooperation. Focusing largely on U.S.-led hierarchies in the contemporary world, Lake provides a compelling account of the origins, functions, and limits of political order in the modern international system. The book is a model of clarity in theory, research design, and the use of evidence. Motivated by concerns about the declining international legitimacy of the United States following the Iraq War, Hierarchy in International Relations offers a powerful analytic perspective that has important implications for understanding America's position in the world in the years ahead.

Capitalism  Jacobinism and International Relations Book

Capitalism Jacobinism and International Relations


  • Author : Eren Duzgun
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2022-06-23
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 323
  • ISBN 10 : 9781009158343

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Capitalism Jacobinism and International Relations Excerpt :

Revised version of the author's thesis (doctoral)--University of York, 2017, titled Property, state and geopolitics: re-interpreting the Turkish road to modernity.

Political Turmoil in a Tumultuous World Book

Political Turmoil in a Tumultuous World


  • Author : David Carment
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-05-22
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 334
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030706869

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Political Turmoil in a Tumultuous World Excerpt :

In the last two years, Canadian society has been marked by political and ideological turmoil. How does an increasingly divided country engage a world that is itself divided and tumultuous? Political instability has been reinforced by international uncertainty: the COVID-19 pandemic, populism, Black Lives Matter, and the chaotic final year of the Trump presidency that increased tensions between the West, China and Russia. Even with a Biden presidency, these issues will continue to influence Canada’s domestic situation and its ability to engage as an effective global actor. Contributors explore issues that cause or reflect these tensions, such as Canada’s willingness to address pressing crises through multilateralism, including the COVID-19 pandemic. Can Canada forge its own path in a turbulent world?

What s the Point of International Relations  Book

What s the Point of International Relations


  • Author : Synne L. Dyvik
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2017-01-20
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 289
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351782081

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What s the Point of International Relations Excerpt :

What’s the Point of International Relations casts a critical eye on what it is that we think we are doing when we study and teach international relations (IR). It brings together many of IR’s leading thinkers to challenge conventional understandings of the discipline’s origins, history, and composition. It sees IR as a discipline that has much to learn from others, which has not yet lived up to its ambitions or potential, and where much work remains to be done. At the same time, it finds much that is worth celebrating in the discipline’s growing pluralism and views IR as a deeply political, critical, and normative pursuit. The volume is divided into five parts: • What is the point of IR? • The origins of a discipline • Policing the boundaries • Engaging the world • Imagining the future Although each chapter alludes to and/or discusses central aspects of all of these components, each part is designed to capture the central thrust of the concerns of the contributors. Moving beyond western debate, orthodox perspectives, and uncritical histories this volume is essential reading for all scholars and advanced level students concerned with the history, development, and future of international relations.

Ethics and International Relations Book

Ethics and International Relations


  • Author : Richard Ned Lebow
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-10
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 215
  • ISBN 10 : 9781108843461

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Ethics and International Relations Excerpt :

Lebow shows how and why foreign policies consistent with ethical norms are more likely to succeed, and those at odds with them to fail.

International Relations  A Very Short Introduction Book

International Relations A Very Short Introduction


  • Author : Paul Wilkinson
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release Date : 2007-07-26
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 159
  • ISBN 10 : 9780191577536

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International Relations A Very Short Introduction Excerpt :

Of undoubtable relevance today, in a post-9-11 world of growing political tension and unease, this Very Short Introduction covers the topics essential to an understanding of modern international relations. Paul Wilkinson explains the theories and the practice that underlie the subject, and investigates issues ranging from foreign policy, arms control, and terrorism, to the environment and world poverty. He examines the role of organizations such as the United Nations and the European Union, as well as the influence of ethnic and religious movements and terrorist groups which also play a role in shaping the way states and governments interact. This up-to-date book is required reading for those seeking a new perspective to help untangle and decipher international events. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Seeing Politics Book

Seeing Politics


  • Author : Sophie Harman
  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Release Date : 2019-07-04
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 279
  • ISBN 10 : 9780773557871

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Pushing the boundaries of how we do research, how we communicate research, and what counts as scholarship in world politics.

Routledge Handbook of NGOs and International Relations Book

Routledge Handbook of NGOs and International Relations


  • Author : Thomas Davies
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-04-09
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 26
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351977494

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Routledge Handbook of NGOs and International Relations Excerpt :

Offering insights from pioneering new perspectives in addition to well-established traditions of research, this Handbook considers the activities not only of advocacy groups in the environmental, feminist, human rights, humanitarian, and peace sectors, but also the array of religious, professional, and business associations that make up the wider non-governmental organization (NGO) community. Including perspectives from multiple world regions, the book takes account of institutions in the Global South, alongside better-known structures of the Global North. International contributors from a range of disciplines cover all the major aspects of research into NGOs in International Relations to present: a comprehensive overview of the historical evolution of NGOs, the range of structural forms and international networks coverage of major theoretical perspectives illustrations of how NGOs are influential in every prominent issue-area of contemporary International Relations evaluation of the significant regional variations among NGOs and how regional contexts influence the nature and impact of NGOs analysis of the ways NGOs address authoritarianism, terrorism, and challenges to democracy, and how NGOs handle concerns surrounding their own legitimacy and accountability. Exploring contrasting theories, regional dimensions, and a wide range of contemporary challenges facing NGOs, this Handbook will be essential reading for students, scholars, and practitioners alike.