Critical international relations is both firmly established and rapidly expanding, this Handbook offers a wide-ranging survey of contemporary research in critical international politics spanning feminism, poststructuralism, interpretative approaches, postcolonialism, psychoanalysis, and aesthetics. Simultaneously, it affords insights into exciting and innovative developments, more challenging issues, and less prominent topics. It examines debates around cutting edge and emergent methodologies and ontologies and elaborates questions of sovereignty, subjectivity, ethics and aesthetics--prominent areas of concern for critical international relations. The volume is thus both an overview of the existing state of critical work in international relations and an agenda-setting collection that highlights emerging areas and aims to foster and support future research. An international group of expert scholars, whose original contributions are specifically commissioned for the volume, provide chapters designed to facilitate teaching at advanced undergraduate and postgraduate level, inspire new generations of researchers in the field, and promote collaboration, cross-fertilisation and inspiration across sub-fields often treated separately, such as feminism, postcolonialism and poststructuralism. The volume sees these strands as complementary not contradictory, and emphasises their shared political goals, shared ntheoretical resources and complementary empirical practices. Each chapter offers specific, focussed, in-depth analysis that complements and exemplifies the broader coverage it also provides, Routledge Handbook of Critical International Relations is essential reading for all students and scholars of international relations.