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Critical Theory in International Relations and Security Studies

Critical Theory in International Relations and Security Studies

Interviews and Reflections

  • Author: Shannon Brincat,Laura Lima,Joao Nunes
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136505717
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 240
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This book provides an assessment of the legacy, challenges and future directions of Critical Theory in the fields of International Relations and Security Studies. This book provides ‘first-hand’ interviews with some of the pioneers of Critical Theory in the fields of International Relations Theory and Security Studies. The interviews are combined innovatively with reflective essays to create an engaging and accessible discussion of the legacy and challenges of critical thinking. A unique forum that combines first-person discussion and secondary commentary on a variety of theoretical positions, the book explores in detail the interaction between different theories and approaches, including postcolonialism, feminism, and poststructuralism. Scholars from a variety of theoretical backgrounds reflect on the strengths and problems of critical theory, recasting the theoretical discussion about critical theory in the study of world politics and examining the future of the discipline. Both an introduction and an advanced engagement with theoretical developments over the past three decades, Critical Theory in International Relations and Security Studies will be of interest to students and scholars of International Politics, Security Studies and Philosophy.

International Relations and Security in the Digital Age

International Relations and Security in the Digital Age

  • Author: Johan Eriksson,Giampiero Giacomello
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134143826
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 256
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This book examines the impact of the information revolution on international and domestic security, attempting to remedy both the lack of theoretically informed analysis of information security and the US-centric tendency in the existing literature. International Relations and Security in the Digital Age covers a range of topics, including: critical infrastructure protection, privacy issues, international cooperation, cyber terrorism, and security policy. It aims to analyze the impact of the information revolution on international and domestic security; examine what existing international relations theories can say about this challenge; and discuss how international relations theory can be developed to better meet this challenge. The analysis suggests that Liberalism’s focus on pluralism, interdependence and globalization, Constructivism’s emphasis on language, symbols and images (including ‘virtuality’), and some elements of Realist strategic studies (on the specific topic of information warfare) contribute to a better understanding of digital age security. This book will be of interest to students of security studies, globalization, international relations, and politics and technology.

Critical Approaches to Security

Critical Approaches to Security

An Introduction to Theories and Methods

  • Author: Laura J. Shepherd
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135127999
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 304
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Focusing on critical approaches to security, this new textbook offers readers both an overview of the key theoretical perspectives and a variety of methodological techniques. With a careful explication of core concepts in each chapter and an introduction that traces the development of critical approaches to security, this textbook will encourage all those who engage with it to develop a curiosity about the study and practices of security politics. Challenging the assumptions of conventional theories and approaches, unsettling that which was previously taken for granted – these are among the ways in which such a curiosity works. Through its attention to the fact that, and the ways in which, security matters in global politics, this work will both pioneer new ways of studying security and acknowledge the noteworthy scholarship without which it could not have been thought. This textbook will be essential reading to advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students of critical security studies, and highly recommended to students of traditional security studies, International Relations and Politics.

Refugees in International Relations

Refugees in International Relations

  • Author: Alexander Betts,Gil Loescher
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199595623
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 337
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Drawing together the work and ideas of a combination of the world's leading and emerging International Relations scholars, Refugees in International Relations provides a comprehensive and challenging overview of the international politics of forced migration.

Security and International Relations

Security and International Relations

  • Author: Edward A. Kolodziej
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521001168
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 349
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Presents security studies as a branch of international relations theory, providing a valuable new survey of the subject.

Critical Security Studies

Critical Security Studies

An Introduction

  • Author: Columba Peoples,Nick Vaughan-Williams
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135019495
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 236
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Critical Security Studies introduces students to the sub-field through a detailed yet accessible survey of evolving approaches and key issues. This new edition contains two new chapters and has been fully revised and updated. Written in an accessible and clear manner, Critical Security Studies: offers a comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to critical security studies locates critical security studies within the broader context of social and political theory evaluates fundamental theoretical positions within critical security studies in application to key issues. The book is divided into two main parts. The first part, ‘Approaches’, surveys the newly extended and contested theoretical terrain of critical security studies: Critical Theory, Feminism and gender theory, Postcolonialism, Poststructuralism and Securitization theory. The second part, ‘Issues’, then illustrates these various theoretical approaches against the backdrop of a diverse range of issues in contemporary security practices, from environmental, human and homeland security to border security, technology and warfare, and the War against Terrorism. This edition also includes new chapters on Constructivist theories (Part I) and health (Part II). The historical and geographical scope of the book is deliberately broad and readers are introduced to a number of key illustrative case studies. Each of the chapters in Part II concretely illustrate one or more of the approaches discussed in Part I, with clear internal referencing allowing the text to act as a holistic learning tool for students. This book is essential reading for upper-level students of Critical Security Studies, and an important resource for students of International/Global Security, Political Theory and International Relations.

Soziologie und Sozialkritik

Soziologie und Sozialkritik

Frankfurter Adorno-Vorlesungen 2008

  • Author: Luc Boltanski
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783518585467
  • Category:
  • Page: 230
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Theory of World Security

Theory of World Security

  • Author: Ken Booth
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1139467506
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: N.A
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What is real? What can we know? How might we act? This book sets out to answer these fundamental philosophical questions in a radical and original theory of security for our times. Arguing that the concept of security in world politics has long been imprisoned by conservative thinking, Ken Booth explores security as a precious instrumental value which gives individuals and groups the opportunity to pursue the invention of humanity rather than live determined and diminished lives. Booth suggests that human society globally is facing a set of converging historical crises. He looks to critical social theory and radical international theory to develop a comprehensive framework for understanding the historical challenges facing global business-as-usual and for planning to reconstruct a more cosmopolitan future. Theory of World Security is a challenge both to well-established ways of thinking about security and alternative approaches within critical security studies.

Rationalitäten der Gewalt

Rationalitäten der Gewalt

Staatliche Neuordnungen vom 19. bis zum 21. Jahrhundert

  • Author: Susanne Krasmann,Jürgen Martschukat
  • Publisher: transcript Verlag
  • ISBN: 3839406803
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 294
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Moderne Gesellschaften beruhen auf dem Selbstverständnis, Gewalt einzuhegen, zugleich sind das Recht und die Pflicht zur Gewaltanwendung Grundprinzipien moderner Staatlichkeit. Gewalt, Ordnung und Staatlichkeit sind demnach konstitutiv aufeinander bezogen, doch ihr prekäres Verhältnis erscheint zu Beginn des 21. Jahrhunderts umstrittener denn je. Konzepte wie Rettungsfolter, gerechte Kriege, Ausnahme oder Sicherheit verweisen zugleich auf neue Rationalitäten staatlicher Gewalt. Der Band bietet interdisziplinäre Perspektiven auf historische Kontinuitäten und Brüche staatlicher Neuordnungen von Gewalt in der Gegenwart. Mit Beiträgen von David Garland, Christian Geulen, Sven Kramer, Susanne Krasmann, Alf Lüdtke, Jürgen Martschukat, Andrew W. Neal, Günter Riederer, Ruth Stanley und Anja Feth, Frank Schumacher, Klaus Weinhauer sowie einen bisher im Deutschen unveröffentlichten Text von Judith Butler.

The struggle for an intellectually satisfying path to action. Critical Theory and Realism in International Relations

The struggle for an intellectually satisfying path to action. Critical Theory and Realism in International Relations

  • Author: Aaron Faßbender
  • Publisher: GRIN Verlag
  • ISBN: 3668421420
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 17
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Essay from the year 2017 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Topic: Peace and Conflict Studies, Security, grade: -, National University of Ireland, Maynooth (Military College), course: Senior Staff Officer's Course, language: English, abstract: This essay will analyse the question whether critical theory provides a more intellectually satisfying approach to the study of international relations than realism – or if realism offers a more useful guide for political action. One could also ask: is there still a need for realism today? In order to establish a basis for further examination, this essay will sketch out realist thought and critical theory in international relations. This will be followed by a case study, which will reflect the suitability of both approaches in the Ukraine crisis. This essay does not attempt to offer an extensive analysis of the conflict but will discuss how realist and critical prisms shape the perception of this conflict. Finally, it will question if the theories offer practical guidance for political action. Realism and liberalism are the classic theories in the studies of international relations. In the last decades, these traditional ideas have been challenged by new ideas such as social constructivism, post-positivism and a variety of marxist theories. One of the neo-marxist approaches to international relations is critical theory. In his well-received article “Social forces, states, and world orders” Robert W. Cox used the distinction between critical theory and “problem solving theory” to distinguish critical theory from traditional approaches to the study of international relation. At first sight, this seems to implicate that critical theory is not interested in problem-solving.

How Can Critical Security Studies Approaches be Applied to the `the War on Terrorism ́?

How Can Critical Security Studies Approaches be Applied to the `the War on Terrorism ́?

  • Author: Felix Seidler
  • Publisher: GRIN Verlag
  • ISBN: 3640461541
  • Category:
  • Page: 32
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Essay from the year 2009 in the subject Politics - Political Theory and the History of Ideas Journal, grade: 73 von 100 Punkten, The University of Sydney (Center for International Security Studies), course: New Security Challenges, language: English, abstract: This essay deals about the approaches of Critical Security Studies (CSS) to the the War on Terrorism (WoT). To understand the approaches of CSS it is important to know, that this view has its origin in the critique of the traditional approaches realism and liberalism. A consequence of this is CSS do not see the state as most important referent object. In contrast to realism and liberalism it is the approach of CSS to look for alternative referent objects beside the state. But CSS are not just one approach. It is divided into different schools or drifts. This essay wants to research, how these schools and drifts analyse the WoT. Central to this are the paragraphs 2 and 3, which deal about Welsh School and Copenhagen School. These two are most important drifts inside CSS. The other drifts will be discussed in paragraph 4. Afterwards in paragraph 5 it will be pointed out where the failures and critic points of CSS in general as well as in its drifts are. Even if the impacts in its drifts differ, CSS is based on the Critical Theory/ Frankfurt School (Habermas) and on Poststructualism (Foucault). This means on the one hand that CSS does not take the state as the most important referent object, but thinks more broadly about the reasons for (in-)security. And on the other hand CSS researchers according to Critical Theory claim reality to be socially constructed and want to look behind the empiricist world. In context of WoT we will see later that this means a critic on official or governmental standpoints. The debates between CSS and governmental or traditional approaches start at the definition of terrorism. Definitions of terrorism are broadly discussed in practical politics and in International Relations"

Critical Security Studies

Critical Security Studies

Concepts And Strategies

  • Author: Keith Krause,Michael C. Williams
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136999043
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 408
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This text takes issue with arguments that security studies is a discipline of limited use in making sense of the post-Cold War world. It argues that many of the most interesting theoretical issues in international relations can most usefully be studied through a prism labelled "security studies". The book combines chapters which provide a variety of critical perspectives on the discipline and address a diverse range of theoretical concerns, with chapters that examine such substantive issues as weapons proliferation and the changing meaning of "security" for actors in the erstwhile conflict between East and West.

Critical Security Studies and World Politics

Critical Security Studies and World Politics

  • Author: Ken Booth
  • Publisher: Lynne Rienner Pub
  • ISBN: 9781555878252
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 323
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An essential introduction to the new critical thinking about security, linking theory and politics.

Internationale Beziehungen als Wissenschaft

Internationale Beziehungen als Wissenschaft

  • Author: Ekkehart Krippendorff
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: International relations
  • Page: 168
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Critical Security and Chinese Politics

Critical Security and Chinese Politics

The Anti-Falungong Campaign

  • Author: Juha A. Vuori
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135076936
  • Category: History
  • Page: 210
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This book examines how critical approaches to security developed in Europe can be used to investigate a Chinese security issue - the case of the Falungong. The past few decades have produced a rich field of theoretical approaches to ‘security’ in Europe. In this book, the security-specific notions of securitization, the politics of insecurity, and emancipation are used as analytical approaches to investigate the anti-Falungong campaign in the People’s Republic of China. This campaign, launched in 1999, was the largest security-related propaganda campaign since 1989 and was directed against a group of qigong-practitioners who were presented as a grave threat to society. The campaign had major impacts as new security legislation was established and human rights organizations reported severe mistreatment of practitioners. This book approaches one empirical case with three approaches in order to transcend the tendency to pit one approach against another. It shows how they highlight different aspects in investigation, and how they can be combined to gain more comprehensive insights, and thereby invigorate renewed debate in the field. Furthermore, this is used as a vehicle to discuss more general philosophical issues of theory, development, and theory development and will assist students to comprehend the effects research framework selection has on a piece of research. Such discussions are necessary in order to apply the frameworks in investigations that go beyond the socio-political context they were originally developed in. This book will be of interest to students of critical security studies, Chinese politics, research methods and IR in general.

Security, Strategy, and Critical Theory

Security, Strategy, and Critical Theory

  • Author: Richard Wyn Jones,Richard Llewelyn Wyn Jones
  • Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers
  • ISBN: 9781555873356
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 191
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Laying out the conceptual foundations of critical security studies, the author of this book uses the ideas of the Frankfurt School to advance critical thought about security, strategy, and the relationship between the theory and practice of security.

Gender and International Relations

Gender and International Relations

Issues, Debates and Future Directions

  • Author: Jill Steans
  • Publisher: Polity
  • ISBN: 0745635822
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 183
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Offering a comprehensive overview of feminist contributions to the study of international relations, this title includes chapters on gender and development and womens' human rights, plus an exploration of possible research trajectories and theoretical lines of enquiry.

International Relations: Section I. The nature and purpose of international relations theory. Section II. Idealism and realism

International Relations: Section I. The nature and purpose of international relations theory. Section II. Idealism and realism

  • Author: Andrew Linklater
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 9780415201384
  • Category: International relations
  • Page: 2177
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Madness in International Relations

Madness in International Relations

Psychology, Security, and the Global Governance of Mental Health

  • Author: Alison Howell
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136810269
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 200
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Madness in International Relations provides an important and innovative account of the role of psychology and psychiatry in global politics, showing how mental health governance has become a means of securing various populations, often with questionable effects. Through the analysis of three key case studies Howell illustrates how such therapeutic interventions can at times be coercive and sovereign, at other times disciplinary, and at still other times benevolent, though not benign. In each case a ‘diagnostic competition’ is traced, that is, a contestation over how best to diagnose and treat the population in question. The book examines the populations of Guantánamo Bay, post-conflict societies and western militaries, identifying how these diagnostic competitions ultimately rest on shared assumptions about the value of psychology and psychiatry in managing global security, about the value of achieving security through mental health governance, and ultimately about the medicalization of security. This work will be of great interest to all scholars of International relations, critical theory and security studies.

Gender Matters in Global Politics

Gender Matters in Global Politics

A Feminist Introduction to International Relations

  • Author: Laura J. Shepherd
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134752598
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 480
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Fully revised and updated, this second edition of Gender Matters in Global Politics is a comprehensive textbook for advanced undergraduates studying feminism & international relations, gender and global politics and similar courses. It provides students with an accessible but in-depth account of the most significant theories, methodologies, debates and issues. This textbook is written by an international line-up of established and emerging scholars from a range of theoretical perspectives, and brings together cutting-edge feminist scholarship in a variety of issue areas. Key features and benefits of the book: Introduces students to the wide variety of feminist and gender theory and explains the relevance to contemporary global politics Explains the insights of feminist theory for a range of other disciplines including international relations, international political economy and security studies Addresses a large number of key contemporary issues such as human rights, trafficking, rape as a tool of war, peacekeeping and state-building, terrorism and environmental politics Features detailed pedagogical tools and resources – seminar exercises, text boxes, photographs, suggestions for further reading, web resources and a glossary of key terms New chapters on - Environmental politics and ecology; War; Terrorism and political violence; Land, food and water; International legal institutions; Peacebuilding institutions and post-conflict reconstruction; Citizenship; Art, aesthetics and emotionality; and New social media and global resistance. This text enables students to develop a sophisticated understanding of the work that gender does in policies and practices of global politics.