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The International Political Sociology of Security

The International Political Sociology of Security

Rethinking Theory and Practice

  • Author: Trine Villumsen Berling
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317524799
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 184
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This book builds a theoretical approach to the intractable problem of theory/practice in international relations (IR) and develops tools to study how theory and practice ‘hang together’ in international security. Drawing on Pierre Bourdieu’s political sociology, the book argues that theory and practice take part in struggles over basic understandings (doxa) in international fields through what the book calls doxic battles. In these battles e.g. scientific facts, military hardware and social networks are mobilised as weapons in a fight for recognition. NATO’s transformation and fight for survival and the rapidly growing number of think tanks in European security in the 1990s is taken as an example of these processes. The book studies a variety of sources such as funding to science programmes in Europe; think tanks and research centres in European security; NATO’s relations with the EU, the WEU and the OSCE; and the mobilization of theory at crucial points in the transformation process. Theory as Practice and Capital will be of interest to students and scholars of international relations, security studies and critical theory.

Routledge Handbook of International Political Sociology

Routledge Handbook of International Political Sociology

  • Author: Xavier Guillaume,P?nar Bilgin
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1315446472
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 414
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This handbook presents in a comprehensive, concise and accessible overview, the emerging field of international political sociology. It summarizes and synthesizes existing knowledge in the field while presenting central themes and methodologies that have been at the centre of its development, providing the reader with a sense of the diversity and research dynamics that are at the heart of international political sociology as a field of study. A wide range of topics covered include: International political sociology and its cognate disciplines and fields of study; Key themes including security, mobility, finance, development, gender, religion, health, global elites and the environment; Methodologies on how to engage with international political sociology including fieldwork, archives, discourse, ethnography, assemblage, materiality, social spaces and visuality; Current and future challenges of international political sociology addressed by three key scholars. Providing a synthetic reference point, summarizing key achievements and engagements while putting forward future developments and potential fruitful lines of inquiry, it is an invaluable resource for students, academics and researchers from a range of disciplines, particularly international relations, political science, sociology, political geography, international law, international political economy, security studies and gender studies.

Security, Identity and Interests

Security, Identity and Interests

A Sociology of International Relations

  • Author: Bill McSweeney,McSweeney Bill
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521666305
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 239
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Addresses the central problem of international relations - security - and constructs a novel framework for its analysis.

International Political Sociology

International Political Sociology

Transversal Lines

  • Author: Tugba Basaran,Didier Bigo,Emmanuel-Pierre Guittet,R. B. J. Walker
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317435893
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 310
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This book presents an overview and evaluation of contemporary research in international political sociology (IPS). Bringing together leading scholars from many disciplines and diverse geographical backgrounds, it provides unprecedented coverage of the key concepts and research through which IPS has opened up new ways of thinking about international relations. It also considers some of the consequences of such innovations for established forms of social and political analysis. It thus takes the reader on an intellectual journey engaging with questions about boundaries and limits among the many interrelated worlds in which we now live, the ways we conceptualise them, and how we continually reshape boundaries of identities, spaces, authorities and disciplinary knowledge. The volume is organized three sections: Lines, Intersections and Directions. The first section examines some influences that led to the formation of the project of IPS and how it has opened up avenues of research beyond the limits of an international relations discipline shaped within political science. The second section explores some key concepts as well as a series of heated discussions about power and authority, practices and governmentality, performativity and reflexivity. The third section explores some of the transversal topics of research that have been pursued within IPS, including inequality, migration, citizenship, the effect of technology on practices of security, the role of experts and expertise, date-driven surveillance, and the relation between mobility, power and inequality. This book will be an essential source of reference for students and across the social sciences.

The Political Sociology of Security, Politics, Economics & Diplomacy

The Political Sociology of Security, Politics, Economics & Diplomacy

Quicker Academic Path for Good Governance

  • Author: Dr. Badal W. Kariye PhD
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • ISBN: 1452085471
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 244
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Preface It’s a great honor to notify you that I’ve been thoroughly writing this academic interdisciplinary access book for people to learn easily the interdisciplinary of security, politics, economics and diplomacy. This is one of the easiest and the best books which you can learn the meaningful of good governance in a country, and it talks more about optimistic governance for interdisciplinary studies in security, politics, economics and diplomacy. The best mission and vision to help and solve any security, politics, economics or diplomatic issues are the concern of the global citizens. Academically, I used the easiest way of “Teach yourself techniques,” in this interdisciplinary book for learning the security, politics, economics and diplomacy in the world. If you wish to be a leader in an institution or in your country then you should study it from this book. It’s not been easy to use simplified interdisciplinary academic book of security, politics, economics and diplomacy in one book that combines theoretical and practical applications in the ancient or the contemporary world. Never loosen your will to learn security, politics, economics and diplomacy if you want to be a leader because it’s the only way that can allow you to govern good governance in a leadership. What you understand in this interdisciplinary book, you’ll have to apply it to everyday life for good, visionary, missionary and optimistic governance in order to maintain law, order and prosperity in your community or country. As we grow older then we’re also learning more about worldly knowledge than our religious knowledge, and it’s good to study both of the combined knowledge during your lifetime Knowledge is learning and it’s a boundary limitation to humanity but only the Creator knows it where knowledge starts or ends completely!

The Political Sociology of Human Rights

The Political Sociology of Human Rights

  • Author: Kate Nash
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 052119749X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 232
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A sociological approach to human rights, showing how rights language is used to address structural injustices around the world.

Security Studies

Security Studies

An Introduction

  • Author: Paul Williams
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 0415782813
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 634
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"Comprehensively revised for the new edition including new chapters on Polarity, Culture, Intelligence, and the Academic and Policy Worlds, it continues to give students a detailed overview of the major theoretical approaches, key themes and most significant issues within security studies. Part 1 explores the main theoretical approaches currently used within the field from realism to international political sociology. Part 2 explains the central concepts underpinning contemporary debates from the security dilemma to terrorism. Part 3 presents an overview of the institutional security architecture currently influencing world politics using international, regional and global levels of analysis. Part 4 examines some of the key contemporary challenges to global security from the arms trade to energy security. Part 5 discusses the future of security."--Provided by publisher.

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.

Security Expertise

Security Expertise

Practice, Power, Responsibility

  • Author: Trine Villumsen Berling,Christian Bueger
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317593189
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 250
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This volume brings together scholars from different fields to explore the power, consequences and everyday practices of security expertise. Expertise mediates between different forms of knowledge: scientific and technological, legal, economic and political knowledge. This book offers the first systematic study of security expertise and opens up a productive dialogue between science and technology studies and security studies to investigate the character and consequences of this expertise. In security theory, the study of expertise is crucial to understanding whose knowledge informs security making and to reflect on the impact and responsibility of security analysis. In science and technology studies, the study of security politics adds a challenging new case to the agenda of research on expertise and policy. The contributors investigate cases such as academic security studies, security think tanks, the collaboration between science, anthropology and the military, transnational terrorism, and the ethical consequences of security expertise. Together they challenge our understanding of how expertise works and what consequences it has for security politics and international relations. This book will be of particular interest to students of critical security studies, sociology, science and technology studies, and IR/security studies in general.

Security and Global Governmentality

Security and Global Governmentality

Globalization, Governance and the State

  • Author: Miguel de Larrinaga,Marc G. Doucet
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135233047
  • Category: History
  • Page: 192
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This book examines global governance through Foucaultian notions of governmentality and security, as well as the complex intersections between the two. The volume explores how Foucault's understanding of the general economy of power in modern society allows us to consider the connection of two broad possible dynamics: the global governmentalization of security and the securitization of global governance. If Foucault's work on governmentality and security has found resonance in IR scholarship in recent years it is in large part due to his understanding of how these forms of power must necessarily take into account the management of circulation that, in seeking to maximize ‘good’ versus ‘bad’ circulatory flows, brings into play and problematizes the 'inside'/'outside' upon which domestic and international spaces have been traditionally understood. Indeed, Foucault introduces a set of conceptual tools that can inform our analyses of globalization, global governance and security in ways that have been left largely unexplored in the discipline of IR. Miguel de Larrinaga is Assistant Professor at the University of Ottawa where he has been teaching since 2002. Marc G. Doucet is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Saint Mary’s University.