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Literature and International Relations

Literature and International Relations

Stories in the Art of Diplomacy

  • Author: Paul Sheeran
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317104471
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 238
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Making a strong case for the relevance of literary production to understanding international relations, this persuasive volume highlights the potential rewards of developing a methodology to bring literature to bear on a discipline which has tended to neglect fictional sources. Paul Sheeran considers the deep insight that can be gained from the study of key works in fiction and literature to enhance knowledge of the social forces shaping world affairs. While there are numerous relevant works, the author has carefully selected multi-faceted and colourful sources of material to explore developments in contemporary global issues such as the demise of the Soviet Union, the attack on the World Trade Centre, infectious diseases and human conflict. This exciting book enthusiastically breaks new ground and is highly suitable for courses on international relations, cultural studies and literature.

International History and International Relations

International History and International Relations

  • Author: Andrew J. Williams,Amelia Hadfield,J. Simon Rofe
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136317767
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 264
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This innovative new textbook seeks to provide undergraduate students of international relations with valuable and relevant historical context, bridging the gap and offering a genuinely interdisciplinary approach. Each chapter integrates both historical analysis and literature and applies this to an international relations context in an accessible fashion, allowing students to understand the historical context in which these core issues have developed. The book is organised thematically around the key issues in international relations such as war, peace, sovereignty, identity, empire and international organisations. Each chapter provides an overview of the main historical context, theories and literature in each area and applies this to the study of international relations. Providing a fresh approach, this work will be essential reading for all students of international relations and international relations theory.

Research Guide to U.S. and International Interest Groups

Research Guide to U.S. and International Interest Groups

  • Author: Clive S. Thomas
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780313295430
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 523
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An excellent introductory resource, this compilation covers the major research, literature, and possible future directions of the study of interest groups.

Friendship and International Relations

Friendship and International Relations

  • Author: S. Koschut,A. Oelsner
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137396342
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 216
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International friendship is a distinct type of interstate relationship, and that as such, it can contribute to capture aspects of international politics that have long remained unattended. This book offers a framework for analyzing friendship in international politics by presenting a variety of conceptual approaches and empirical cases.

Grand Strategies

Grand Strategies

Literature, Statecraft, and World Order

  • Author: Charles Hill
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 9780300165937
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 320
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“The international world of states and their modern system is a literary realm,” writes Charles Hill in this powerful work on the practice of international relations. “It is where the greatest issues of the human condition are played out.” A distinguished lifelong diplomat and educator, Hill aims to revive the ancient tradition of statecraft as practiced by humane and broadly educated men and women. Through lucid and compelling discussions of classic literary works from Homer to Rushdie, Grand Strategies represents a merger of literature and international relations, inspired by the conviction that “a grand strategist . . . needs to be immersed in classic texts from Sun Tzu to Thucydides to George Kennan, to gain real-world experience through internships in the realms of statecraft, and to bring this learning and experience to bear on contemporary issues.” This fascinating and engaging introduction to the basic concepts of the international order not only defines what it is to build a civil society through diplomacy, justice, and lawful governance but also describes how these ideas emerge from and reflect human nature.

The Poetics of International Politics

The Poetics of International Politics

Fact and Fiction in Narrative Representations of World Affairs

  • Author: Milan Babík
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 0429794142
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 224
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A cutting-edge contribution to the aesthetic turn in international relations scholarship, this book exposes the role of poetic techniques in constituting the reality of international politics. It has two symmetrical goals: to illuminate the nonempirical fictions of factual international relations literature, and to highlight the real factual inspirations and implications of contemporary international relations fiction. Employing narrative theory developed by Hayden White, the author examines factual and fictional accounts of world affairs ranging from the anarchy narrative, central to mainstream international relations research, to novels by Don DeLillo and Milan Kundera. Chapters analyzing factual literature flesh out its unacknowledged inventions, while those dedicated to fiction explain its political roots and agenda. Throughout, the distinction between factual and fictional representations of international relations breaks down. Social-scientific narratives emerge as exercises in rhetoric: the art and politics of persuasion through language. Artistic narratives surface as real pedagogical lessons and exercises in political activism. The volume challenges the autonomy of academic international relations as an exclusive purveyor of serious knowledge about world affairs and calls for active engagement with literary art. It will be of interest to scholars of International Relations, Political Theory, Historiography, Cultural Theory, and Literary Studies and Criticism.

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.

Religion and Politics in International Relations

Religion and Politics in International Relations

The Modern Myth

  • Author: Timothy Fitzgerald
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 1441142908
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 284
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Michael Oakeshott's Political Philosophy of International Relations

Michael Oakeshott's Political Philosophy of International Relations

Civil Association and International Society

  • Author: Davide Orsi
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319387855
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 172
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This book argues that Michael Oakeshott’s political philosophy contributes to current debates in normative international theory and international political theory on the historical, social, and moral dimension of international society. Davide Orsi contends that the theory of civil association may be the ground for an understanding of international society as a rule-based form of moral association constituted by customary international law. The book also considers the role of evolving practices of morality in debates on international justice. Orsi grounds this work on a study of Oakeshott’s philosophical arguments and compares the Oakeshottian perspective to recent constructivist literature in International Relations.

Imagining World Order

Imagining World Order

Literature and International Law in Early Modern Europe, 1500–1800

  • Author: Chenxi Tang
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press
  • ISBN: 150171693X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 360
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In early modern Europe, international law emerged as a means of governing relations between rapidly consolidating sovereign states, purporting to establish a normative order for the perilous international world. However, it was intrinsically fragile and uncertain, for sovereign states had no acknowledged common authority that would create, change, apply, and enforce legal norms. In Imagining World Order, Chenxi Tang shows that international world order was as much a literary as a legal matter. To begin with, the poetic imagination contributed to the making of international law. As the discourse of international law coalesced, literary works from romances and tragedies to novels responded to its unfulfilled ambitions and inexorable failures, occasionally affirming it, often contesting it, always uncovering its problems and rehearsing imaginary solutions. Tang highlights the various modes in which literary texts—some highly canonical (Camões, Shakespeare, Corneille, Lohenstein, and Defoe, among many others), some largely forgotten yet worth rediscovering—engaged with legal thinking in the period from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century. In tracing such engagements, he offers a dual history of international law and European literature. As legal history, the book approaches the development of international law in this period—its so-called classical age—in terms of literary imagination. As literary history, Tang recounts how literature confronted the question of international world order and how, in the process, a set of literary forms common to major European languages (epic, tragedy, romance, novel) evolved.

Cosmopolitanism and International Relations Theory

Cosmopolitanism and International Relations Theory

  • Author: Richard Beardsworth
  • Publisher: Polity
  • ISBN: 074564323X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 272
  • View: 4096
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Globalization has been contested in recent times. Among the critical perspectives is cosmopolitanism. Yet, with the exception of normative theory, international relations as a field has ignored cosmopolitan thinking. This book redresses this gap and develops a dialogue between cosmopolitanism and international relations. The dialogue is structured around three debates between non–universalist theories of international relations and contemporary cosmopolitan thought. The theories chosen are realism, (post–)Marxism and postmodernism. All three criticize liberalism in the international domain, and, therefore, cosmopolitanism as an offshoot of liberalism. In the light of each school′s respective critique of universalism, the book suggests both the importance and difficulty of the cosmopolitan perspective in the contemporary world. Beardsworth emphasizes the need for global leadership at nation–state level, re–embedding of the world economy, a cosmopolitan politics of the lesser violence, and cosmopolitan political judgement. He also suggests research agendas to situate further contemporary cosmopolitanism in international relations theory. This book will appeal to all students of political theory and international relations, especially those who are seeking more articulation of the main issues between cosmopolitanism and its critics in international relations.

Handbook on Teaching and Learning in Political Science and International Relations

Handbook on Teaching and Learning in Political Science and International Relations

  • Author: John Ishiyama,William J. Miller,Eszter Simon
  • Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
  • ISBN: 1782548483
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 512
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With a focus on providing concrete teaching strategies for scholars, the Handbook on Teaching and Learning in Political Science and International Relations blends both theory and practice in an accessible and clear manner. In an effort to help faculty

Regional and International Relations of Central Europe

Regional and International Relations of Central Europe

  • Author: Zlatko Sabic,P. Drulák
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137283459
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 322
  • View: 5534
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Focused on the role of Central Europe in international politics at the turn of the 20th century, the authors take stock of the knowledge about the discipline of IR, enhance the visibility of scholars from Central Europe, and fill the void which has emerged after several researches on Central Europe were completed in the 1990s.

Interdisciplinary Perspectives on International Law and International Relations

Interdisciplinary Perspectives on International Law and International Relations

The State of the Art

  • Author: Jeffrey L. Dunoff,Mark A. Pollack
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107020743
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 680
  • View: 5714
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This book brings together the most influential contemporary writers in the fields of international law and international relations to take stock of what we know about the making, interpretation, and enforcement of international law. The contributions to this volume critically explore what recent interdisciplinary work reveals about the design and workings of international institutions, the various roles played by international and domestic courts, and the factors that enhance compliance with international law.

The Balance of Power in International Relations

The Balance of Power in International Relations

Metaphors, Myths and Models

  • Author: Richard Little
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 0521874882
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 317
  • View: 6649
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Offering an analysis of the concept of the balance of power in IR, Little establishes a framework that treats the balance of power as a metaphor, a myth and a model. He then uses this framework to reassess four major texts that use this to promote a theoretical understanding of international relations.

Discourse and International Relations

Discourse and International Relations

  • Author: Dagmar Scheu
  • Publisher: Peter Lang
  • ISBN: 9783039107834
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 365
  • View: 1236
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This book assembles a selection of essays on "Discourse and Intercultural Relations" presented at Murcia University in September 2004. After the recent outburst of the East-West conflict intercultural relations and the challenges embedded in intercultural communication are of increasing importance. This compilation unravels these topics from the point of view of Discourse Analysis and Cultural Studies. The main aim is to highlight the discursive strategies employed by the dominant political elite in a variety of contexts to maintain and reinforce their power position in intercultural encounters. The paramount concern is, therefore, to reflect upon the interrelations between language, power and discourse (in the Foucaultian sense). Within a broad theoretical framework, the contributions are divided into two main parts. Part I includes papers which work within the field of Critical Discourse Studies and explore ideological issues, such as the concept of 'otherness', identity, race and the mass media's manipulation of public opinion. Part II adopts a more culturally based stance covering topics, such as intercultural competence, hybridity, intercultural education etc.

USAK Yearbook of International Politics and Law

USAK Yearbook of International Politics and Law

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: USAK Books
  • ISBN: 9786050044010
  • Category: International law
  • Page: 539
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Environment, Society and International Relations

Environment, Society and International Relations

Towards More Effective International Agreements

  • Author: Gabriela Kütting
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 113461036X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 192
  • View: 7175
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Written in an accessible and lively style, this ground-breaking text marries a critique of current remedies towards environmental problems to original and viable alternatives. This text adopts an eco-centric rather than a traditional environmental management perspective to focuses on the key issues such as: * The effectiveness of international agreements in solving environmental problems * the role of the structures and constraints within which these agreements operate

Teaching Politics and International Relations

Teaching Politics and International Relations

  • Author: C. Gormley-Heenan
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137003561
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 260
  • View: 6461
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A state of the discipline approach to teaching and learning in Politics and IR including contributions which discuss the most cutting-edge approaches, techniques, and methodologies for tutors. This book discusses the themes and challenges in teaching and learning whilst also exploring these in the specific context of political science and IR.

Power, Postcolonialism and International Relations

Power, Postcolonialism and International Relations

Reading Race, Gender and Class

  • Author: Chowdhry Geeta,Sheila Nair
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136527370
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 340
  • View: 8072
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"Chowdhry and Nair, along with the authors of this volume, make a timely, vital, and deeply necessary intervention in international relations - one that informs theoretically, enriches our knowledge of the world through its narratives, and forces us to confront the differentiated wholeness of our humanity. Readers will want to emulate the skills and sensibilities they offer.." Naeem Inayatullah, Ithaca College This work uses postcolonial theory to examine the implications of race, class and gender relations for the structuring or world politics. It addresses further themes central to postcolonial theory, such as the impact of representation on power relations, the relationship between global capital and power and the space for resistance and agency in the context of global power asymmetries.