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Documenting World Politics

Documenting World Politics

A Critical Companion to IR and Non-Fiction Film

  • Author: Rens Van Munster,Casper Sylvest
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317631536
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 236
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As a central component of contemporary culture, films mirror and shape political debate. Reflecting on this development, scholars in the field of International Relations (IR) increasingly explore the intersection of TV series, fiction film and global politics. So far, however, virtually no systematic scholarly attention has been given to documentary film within IR. This book fills this void by offering a critical companion to the subject aimed at assisting students, teachers and scholars of IR in understanding and assessing the various ways in which documentary films matter in global politics. The authors of this volume argue that much can be gained if we do not just think of documentaries as a window on or intervention in reality, but as a political epistemology that – like theories – involve particular postures, strategies and methodologies towards the world to which they provide access. This work will be of great interest to students and scholars of international relations, popular culture and world politics and media studies alike.

Understanding Popular Culture and World Politics in the Digital Age

Understanding Popular Culture and World Politics in the Digital Age

  • Author: Laura J. Shepherd,Caitlin Hamilton
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317376021
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 208
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The practices of world politics are now scrutinised in a way that is unprecedented, with even those previously – or conventionally assumed to be – disengaged from international affairs being drawn into world politics by social media. Interactive websites allow users to follow election results in real-time from the other side of the world, and online mapping means that the world ‘out there’ is now available on your mobile phone. Understanding Popular Culture and World Politics in the Digital Age engages these themes in contemporary world politics, to better understand how digital communication through new media technologies changes our encounters with the world. Whether the focus is digital media, social networking or user-generated content, these sites of political activity and the artefacts they produce have much to tell us about how we engage world politics in the contemporary age. This volume represents the starting point of a dialogue about how digital technologies are beginning to impact the research and practice of scholars and practitioners in the field of International Relations, with the collection of cutting-edge essays dealing specifically with the intertextuality of world politics and digital popular culture. This book will be of use to International Relations research academics (and critically engaged publics) interested in the core themes of global politics – subjectivity, militarism, humanitarianism, civil society organisation, and governance. The book also employs theories and techniques closely associated with other social science disciplines, including political theory, sociology, cultural studies and media studies.

The International Politics of Fashion

The International Politics of Fashion

Being Fab in a Dangerous World

  • Author: Andreas Behnke
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317656237
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 206
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This book seeks to address and fill a puzzling omission in contemporary critical IR scholarship. Following on from the aesthetic turn in IR, critical and ‘postmodern’ IR has produced an impressive array of studies into movies, literature, music and art and the way these media produce, mediate, and represent international politics. By contrast, the proponents of the aesthetic turn have overlooked fashion as a source of knowledge about global politics. Yet stories about the political role of fashion abound in the news media. Margaret Thatcher used dress to define her political image, and more recently the fascination with Michelle Obama, Carla Bruni and other women in similar positions, and the discussions about the appropriateness of their wardrobes, regularly makes the news. In Sudan, a female writer and activist successfully challenged the government over her right to wear trousers in public and in Europe, the debate on women’s headscarves has politicised a garment item and turned it into a symbol of fundamentalism and oppression. In response, the contributors to this book investigate the politics of fashion from a variety of perspectives, addressing theoretical as well as empirical issues, establishing the critical study of fashion and its protagonists as a central contribution to the aesthetic turn in international politics. The politics of fashion go beyond these examples of the uses and abuses of textiles and fabrics for political purposes, extending into its very ‘grammar’ and vocabulary. This book will be a unique contribution to the field and will be of interest to students and scholars of international relations, critical IR theory and popular culture and world politics.

The Politics of Globality since 1945

The Politics of Globality since 1945

Assembling the Planet

  • Author: Rens van Munster,Casper Sylvest
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317239881
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 202
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This timely, comprehensive and interdisciplinary volume advances an original argument about the complex roots and multiple politics of globality. It shows that technological innovations and decisive developments since 1945 – from the nuclear revolution to anthropogenic climate change and debates about the Anthropocene – have prompted reflections on the global condition of humanity and helped reshape political communities by making the world (appear) small, manageable and interconnected. The contributors stress how human beings have transformed both their habitat and their view of human-earth relations since 1945. Such changes have been accompanied by important shifts in political visions, prompted new forms of human association, encouraged legal and institutional reform and spurred ideas about ecological humility. At the same time, the spatially all-encompassing nature of globality have also informed projects of human mastery and a range of practices historically associated with militarization and a strongly statist conception of national security. This volume reflects on these paradoxical relationships, their history and contemporary relevance. Contributing to the overlapping concerns of four burgeoning fields of study across the humanities and the social sciences - globality and globalization studies; geopolitics and political geography; Anthropocene studies; global governance and political theory – the book will be of great use to scholars and graduates working in these areas.

The NGO Challenge for International Relations Theory

The NGO Challenge for International Relations Theory

  • Author: William E. DeMars,Dennis Dijkzeul
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317542061
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 340
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It has become commonplace to observe the growing pervasiveness and impact of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs). And yet the three central approaches in International Relations (IR) theory, Liberalism, Realism and Constructivism, overlook or ignore the importance of NGOs, both theoretically and politically. Offering a timely reappraisal of NGOs, and a parallel reappraisal of theory in IR—the academic discipline entrusted with revealing and explaining world politics, this book uses practice theory, global governance, and new institutionalism to theorize NGO accountability and analyze the history of NGOs. This study uses evidence from empirical data from Europe, Africa, Latin America, the Middle East and Asia and from studies that range across the issue-areas of peacebuilding, ethnic reconciliation, and labor rights to show IR theory has often prejudged and misread the agency of NGOs. Drawing together a group of leading international relations theorists, this book explores the frontiers of new research on the role of such forces in world politics and is required reading for students, NGO activists, and policy-makers.

International Politics of HIV/AIDS

International Politics of HIV/AIDS

Global Disease-Local Pain

  • Author: Hakan Seckinelgin
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134123728
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 208
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This book examines the global governance of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, interrogating the role of this international system and global discourse on HIV/AIDS interventions. The geographical focus is Sub-Saharan Africa since the region has been at the forefront of these interventions. There is a need to understand the relationship between the international political environment and the impact of resulting policies on HIV/AIDS in the context of people’s lives. Hakan Seckinelgin points out a certain disjuncture between this governance structures and the way people experience the disease in their everyday lives. Although the structure allows people to emerge as policy relevant target groups and beneficiaries, the articulation of needs and design of policy interventions tends to reflect international priorities rather than people’s thinking on the problem. In other words, he argues that while the international interventions highlight the importance attributed to the HIV/AIDS problem, the nature of the system does not allow interventions to be far reaching and sustainable. Offering a critical contribution to the understanding of the problems in HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa, International Politics of HIV/AIDS will be invaluable to students and researchers of health, international politics and development.

Nuclear Realism

Nuclear Realism

Global political thought during the thermonuclear revolution

  • Author: Rens van Munster,Casper Sylvest
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317751434
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 176
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What is a realist response to nuclear weapons? This book is animated by the idea that contemporary attempts to confront the challenge of nuclear weapons and other global security problems would benefit from richer historical foundations. Returning to the decade of deep, thermonuclear anxiety inaugurated in the early 1950s, the authors focus on four creative intellectuals – Günther Anders, John H. Herz, Lewis Mumford and Bertrand Russell – whose work they reclaim under the label of ‘nuclear realism’. This book brings out an important, oppositional and resolutely global strand of political thought that combines realist insights about nuclear weapons with radical proposals for social and political transformation as the only escape from a profoundly endangered planet. Nuclear Realism is a highly original and provocative study that will be of great use to advanced undergraduates, graduates and scholars of political theory, International Relations and Cold War history.

The Baghdad Pact in World Politics

The Baghdad Pact in World Politics

Thèse

  • Author: Raouf Abdel El Sayed
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Middle East
  • Page: 302
  • View: 7085
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Legalization and World Politics

Legalization and World Politics

  • Author: Judith Goldstein
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • ISBN: 9780262571517
  • Category: History
  • Page: 319
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Exploring the intersection of international law and world politics from the viewpoints of the two disciplines.

Retheorising Statelessness: A Background Theory of Membership in World Politics

Retheorising Statelessness: A Background Theory of Membership in World Politics

A Background Theory of Membership in World Politics

  • Author: Kelly Staples
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
  • ISBN: 074866906X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 200
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Stateless persons are increasingly a concern of governments, international agencies and NGOs. Now, Kelly Staples supplies a much-needed political theorization of statelessness. Her membership theory framework combines theory and contemporary case studies to demonstrate the connection between the protections of state membership, the burdens of statelessness and the situation of stateless persons.

Small States in World Politics

Small States in World Politics

Explaining Foreign Policy Behavior

  • Author: Jeanne A. K. Hey
  • Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers
  • ISBN: 9781555879433
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 230
  • View: 7145
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The prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus is increasing. Patients with this disease are prone to devastating complications, many of which can be prevented or reduced by appropriate interventions in primary care. Primary health care teams need relevant up-to-date guidance about how to improve the care that they provide to patients with this disease.

Reshaping World Politics

Reshaping World Politics

NGOs, the Internet, and Global Civil Society

  • Author: Craig Warkentin
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9780742509726
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 209
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This book examines the ways in which nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) contribute to the development and maintenance of global civil society. Basing his argument on the contention that "people make politics," the author investigates eight NGOs and connects their organizational activities to global civil society's dynamics and processes. In constructing an analytical framework for understanding global civil society, the author reviews traditional understandings of civil society, integrates these with a classical theoretical approach that places people at the center of world politics, and conceptualizes global civil society in terms of three elemental characteristics: dynamism, inclusiveness, and cognizance. This framework is then used to present case studies that evaluate the roles of the Internet and of environmental and development NGOs in an age of globalization. Visit the author's Web site for this book.

The Soviet Union in World Politics

The Soviet Union in World Politics

Coexistence, Revolution and Cold War, 1945–1991

  • Author: Geoffrey Roberts
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134761155
  • Category: History
  • Page: 142
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The Soviet Union in World Politics provides an introductory history of Soviet foreign policy and international relations from 1945 to the end of the Cold War and the break up of the USSR. The book summarizes historical and political controversies about Soviet foreign policy and brings the latest research to bear on these debates. The Soviet Union in World Politics interprets the latest evidence available from the Soviet archives and includes * summaries of the main events in Soviet Policy from 1917-1945 * a framework for student discussion of relevant issues * guides to further reading and research * exploration of the role of ideology in the Cold War * discussion of Stalin's role in the formulation of policy.

International Politics and Civil Rights Policies in the United States, 1941-1960

International Politics and Civil Rights Policies in the United States, 1941-1960

  • Author: Azza Salama Layton
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521669764
  • Category: History
  • Page: 217
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Layton shows how revolutionary changes in world politics helped reform postwar US race policies.

International Labour Documentation

International Labour Documentation

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Labor
  • Page: N.A
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World Guide to Library Schools and Training Courses in Documentation

World Guide to Library Schools and Training Courses in Documentation

  • Author: Helga Lengenfelder
  • Publisher: UNESCO
  • ISBN: 9230010243
  • Category: Community development
  • Page: 245
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A Guide to MLA Documentation

A Guide to MLA Documentation

  • Author: Joseph F. Trimmer
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 0618967893
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 48
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Briefer, more affordable, and easier to use than the MLA's own handbook, this popular booklet features current MLA guidelines, a new section on evaluating online sources, and an up-to-date APA appendix. The guide also provides numerous examples, a sample research paper, and helpful hints on such topics as avoiding plagiarism and taking notes. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

World Politics Standard

World Politics Standard

  • Author: Marc A. Genest
  • Publisher: Not Avail
  • ISBN: 9780395942192
  • Category: International economic relations
  • Page: 201
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The Politics of China's Accession to the World Trade Organization

The Politics of China's Accession to the World Trade Organization

The Dragon Goes Global

  • Author: Hui Feng
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134203527
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 216
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Grounded on a series of first-hand interviews with Chinese government officials, this book examines China’s accession to the World Trade Organization, providing an ‘inside’ look at Chinese WTO accession negotiations. Presenting a systematic political economy model in analyzing Beijing’s decision-making mechanisms, the book argues that China’s WTO policy making is a state-led, leadership driven, and top-down process. Feng explores how China’s determined political elite partly bypassed and partly restructured a largely reluctant and resistant bureaucracy, under constant pressure from an increasingly globalized international system. By addressing China’s accession to the WTO from a political analysis perspective, the book provides a theoretically informed and intriguing examination of China’s foreign economic policy making regime. The book highlights contemporary debates relating to state and institutionalist theory and provides new and useful insights into a significant development of this century.

International Politics in a Changing World

International Politics in a Changing World

  • Author: Glenn P. Hastedt,Kay M. Knickrehm
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 554
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Covering IR history, this text focuses on the changing nature of foreign policy challenges, and ends with a Regional Applications section that drives home the regional nature of IR today.