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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: 0415680174
  • Category: History
  • Page: 282
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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.

Critical Security Studies

Critical Security Studies

An Introduction

  • Author: Columba Peoples,Nick Vaughan-Williams
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135019495
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 226
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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.

Critical Security and Chinese Politics

Critical Security and Chinese Politics

The Anti-Falungong Campaign

  • Author: Juha A. Vuori
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135077002
  • 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.

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.

Research Methods in Critical Security Studies

Research Methods in Critical Security Studies

An Introduction

  • Author: Mark B. Salter,Can E. Mutlu
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136260846
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 256
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This new textbook surveys new and emergent methods for doing research in critical security studies, thereby filling a large gap in the literature of this emerging field. New or critical security studies is growing as a field, but still lacks a clear methodology; the diverse range of the main foci of study (culture, practices, language, or bodies) means that there is little coherence or conversation between these four schools or approaches. In this ground-breaking collection of fresh and emergent voices, new methods in critical security studies are explored from multiple perspectives, providing practical examples of successful research design and methodologies. Drawing upon their own experiences and projects, thirty-three authors address the following turns over the course of six comprehensive sections: Part I: Research Design Part II: The Ethnographic Turn Part III: The Practice Turn Part IV: The Discursive Turn Part V: The Corporeal Turn Part VI: The Material Turn This book will be essential reading for upper-level students and researchers in the field of critical security studies, and of much interest to students of sociology, ethnography and IR.

Contesting Security

Contesting Security

Strategies and Logics

  • Author: Thierry Balzacq
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136162720
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 262
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Contesting Security investigates to what extent the ‘logic of security’, which underpins securitization, can be contained, rolled back or dismantled. Featuring legitimacy as a cement of security practices, this volume presents a detailed account of the "logic" which sustains security in order to develop a novel approach to the relation between security and the policies in which it is engraved. Understanding security as a normative practice, the contributors suggest a nuanced, and richer take on the conditions under which it is possible, advisable or fair to accept or roll back its policies. The book comprises four sections, each investigating one specific modality of contesting security practices: resistance, desecuritization, emancipation, and resilience. These strategies are examined, compared and assessed in different political and cultural habitats. This book will be of much interest to students of critical security studies, securitisation theory, social theory, and IR in general.

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.

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.

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.

Gendering Terror

Gendering Terror

Eine Geschlechtergeschichte des Linksterrorismus in der Schweiz

  • Author: Dominique Grisard
  • Publisher: Campus Verlag
  • ISBN: 359339281X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 345
  • View: 395
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Dass Frauen in linksterroristischen Gruppen aktiv waren und den bewaffneten Kampf befürworteten, rief in den 1970er-Jahren massive Verunsicherungen hervor. Dominique Grisard analysiert am Beispiel des Linksterrorismus in der Schweiz vergeschlechtlichte Sicherheitsdiskurse, die das Phänomen Terrorismus mit der "pervertierten" Emanzipation ausländischer Frauen verknüpften. Über die Abgrenzung von der Figur der maskulinen, ausländischen Terroristin versicherten sich der Staat und seine Bürger des "Eigenen", nämlich einer bürgerlichen Geschlechterordnung, die aus Beschützern der Nation und ihren Frauen und Kindern bestand.

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.

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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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.

Madness in International Relations

Madness in International Relations

Psychology, Security, and the Global Governance of Mental Health

  • Author: Alison Howell
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136810250
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 186
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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.

International Security Studies

International Security Studies

Theory and Practice

  • Author: Peter Hough,Shahin Malik,Andrew Moran,Bruce Pilbeam
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317811763
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 492
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This new textbook provides students with a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the subject of security studies, with a strong emphasis on the use of case studies. In addition to presenting the major theoretical perspectives, the book examines a range of important and controversial topics in modern debates, covering both traditional military and non-military security issues, such as proliferation, humanitarian intervention, food security and environmental security. Unlike most standard textbooks, the volume also offers a wide range of case studies – including chapters on the USA, China, the Middle East, Russia, Africa, the Arctic, the Middle East, Europe and Latin America – providing detailed analyses of important global security issues. The 34 chapters contain pedagogical features such as textboxes, summary points and recommended further reading and are divided into five thematic sections: Conceptual and Theoretical Military Security Non-Military Security Institutions and Security Case Studies This textbook will be essential reading for all students of security studies and highly recommended for students of critical security studies, human security, peace and conflict studies, foreign policy and International Relations in general.

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"

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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