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The International Relations of Middle-earth

The International Relations of Middle-earth

Learning from The Lord of the Rings

  • Author: Abigail E. Ruane,Patrick James
  • Publisher: University of Michigan Press
  • ISBN: 0472051822
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 243
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The Lord of the Rings trilogy sheds light on issues of real-world international relations

Otherworldly Politics

Otherworldly Politics

The International Relations of Star Trek, Game of Thrones, and Battlestar Galactica

  • Author: Stephen Benedict Dyson
  • Publisher: JHU Press
  • ISBN: 1421417170
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 176
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To help students think critically about international relations and politics, Stephen Benedict Dyson examines the fictional but deeply political realities of three television shows: Star Trek, Game of Thrones, and Battlestar Galactica. Deeply familiar with the events, themes, characters, and plot lines of these popular shows, students can easily draw parallels from fictive worlds to contemporary international relations and political scenarios. In Dyson’s experience, this engagement is frequently powerful enough to push classroom conversations out into the hallways and onto online discussion boards. In Otherworldly Politics, Dyson explains how these shows are plotted to offer alternative histories and future possibilities for humanity. Fascinated by politics and history, science fiction and fantasy screenwriters and showrunners suffuse their scripts with real-world ideas of empire, war, civilization, and culture, lending episodes a compelling intricacy and contemporary resonance. Dyson argues that science fiction and fantasy television creators share a fundamental kinship with great minds in international relations. Creators like Gene Roddenberry, George R. R. Martin, and Ronald D. Moore are world-builders of no lesser creativity, Dyson argues, than theorists such as Woodrow Wilson, Kenneth Waltz, and Alexander Wendt. Each of these thinkers imagines a realm, specifies the rules of its operation, and by so doing seeks to teach us something about ourselves and how we interact with one another. A vital spur to creative thinking for scholars and an accessible introduction for students, this book will also appeal to fans of these three influential shows. -- Patrick James, University of Southern California, coauthor of The International Relations of Middle-earth: Learning from The Lord of the Rings

High Towers and Strong Places

High Towers and Strong Places

A Political History of Middle-Earth

  • Author: Timothy R. Furnish
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781940992518
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 166
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Dr. Timothy R. Furnish applies Primary World analysis-political, cultural, social, and economic- to Middle-earth's 7,000 years of recorded history in High Towers and Strong Places. Steering clear of literary criticism, the standard approach to Tolkien for the last six decades, this book instead uses Tolkien's writings to examine each of the major races of Middle-earth in some detail. It then delves into how each speaking people's anthropological traits informed the political systems they devised. Middle-earth's many states, Beleriand to Barad-dur and Utumno to Umbar, from First through early Fourth Ages, are compared and contrasted with Primary World examples such as Rome/Byzantium; the Carolingian Empire; and the Islamic caliphates before being classified as monarchies, aristocracies or democracies. High Towers and Strong Places also offers a grander geopolitical analysis, looking at the international relations and balance-of-power politics over millennia of Middle-earth's history. Particular attention is paid to little-studied issues: Numenor's Second Age imperialism; the longue duree planning of immortal beings such as Sauron and Galadriel; and Gondor's role as Third Age hegemon. Morgoth and Sauron, powerful but ultimately failed god-kings, receive specific scrutiny-especially the relationships with their minions, both major (Balrogs, Dragons) and minor (Goblins, Orcs and Trolls). High Towers and Strong Places: A Political History of Middle-earth can be read as a stand-alone volume or as an introductory work to the upcoming Bright Swords and Glorious Warriors: A Military History of Middle-earth. Fans of fantasy books and movies, as well as gaming fans will find High Towers and Strong Places a fascinating read as well as a valuable resource."

Feminism and International Relations

Feminism and International Relations

Conversations about the Past, Present and Future

  • Author: J. Ann Tickner,Laura Sjoberg
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136724788
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 274
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Feminist International Relations scholarship in the United States recently celebrated its 20th anniversary. Over those years, feminist researchers have made substantial progress concerning the question of how gender matters in global politics, global economics, and global culture. The progress has been noted both in the academic field of international relations and, increasingly, in the policy world. Celebrating these achievements, this book constructs conversations about the history, present state of, and future of feminist International Relations as a field across subfields of IR, continents, and generations of scholars. Providing an overview and assessment of what it means to "gender" IR in the 21st century, the volume has a unique format: it features a series of intellectual conversations, presenting cutting-edge research in the field, with provocative comments from senior scholars. It examines issues including global governance, the United Nations, war, peace, security, science, beauty, and human rights and addresses key questions including: What does viewing the diverse problems of global politics through gendered lenses look like in the 21st Century? How do feminisms accommodate differences in culture, race, and religion? How do feminist theoretical and policy analyses fit together? These conversations about feminist IR are accessible to non-specialist audiences and will be of interest to students and scholars of Gender Studies, Feminist Politics and International Relations.

Advancing Interdisciplinary Approaches to International Relations

Advancing Interdisciplinary Approaches to International Relations

  • Author: Steve A. Yetiv,Patrick James
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319408232
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 344
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This edited volume breaks new ground by innovatively drawing on multiple disciplines to enhance our understanding of international relations and conflict. The expansion of knowledge across disciplines and the increasingly blurred boundaries in the real world both enable and demand thinking across intellectual borders. While multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary are prominent buzz words, remarkably few books advance them. Yet doing so can sharpen and expand our perspective on academic and real world issues and problems. This book offers the most comprehensive treatment to date and is an invaluable resource for students, scholars and practitioners.

Imagining World Politics

Imagining World Politics

Sihar & Shenya, A Fable for Our Times

  • Author: L.H.M. Ling
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317962370
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 204
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This book offers a non-Western feminist perspective on world politics and international relations. Creative, innovative, and challenging, it seeks completely to transform contemporary Eurocentric and masculinist IR by re-presenting it in non-Western, non-masculinist, and non-academic terms. Drawing on Daoist dialectics, the stories of Sihar and Shenya aim to redress such hegemonic imbalance by completing the IR story. To the yang of power politics, this book offers a yin of fairy-tale. (Both are equally fantastical but to different purposes.) To the yang of binary categories like Self vs Other, West vs Rest, hypermasculinity vs hyperfemininity, Sihar and Shenya show their yin complementarities and complicities, inside and out, top and bottom, center and periphery. And to the yang of intransigent hegemony, Sihar & Shenya explores the yin of emancipation through porous, water-like thought and behavior through venues like aesthetics and emotions. From this basis, we begin to see another world with another kind of politics. Written with students of IR and world politics in mind, this book offers a postcolonial bridge for IR/WP. Following an academic introduction to assist the reader, Ling moves away from traditional scholarship and into three interlocking fables: Book I shows what an alternative world could look and feel like. Book II makes the implications for IR/WP more explicit. It draws on the traditional Chinese notion of the five movements (wu xing) -- fire, metal, earth, wood, and water -- to illustrate iconic elements of IR/WP -- power, wealth, security, love, and knowledge -- and how they could change according to circumstance and context. Epilogue/Introduction: The Return brings the reader back into the Western world and focuses on modern-day PhD student Wanda who is troubled by what she is learning, and searches for a different perspective. Engaging with the substantive problematiques at the heart of international relations studies, this work is a unique and innovative resource for all students and scholars of international relations and world politics.

The International Relations of the Persian Gulf

The International Relations of the Persian Gulf

  • Author: F. Gregory Gause, III
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107469163
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 270
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Gregory Gause's masterful book is the first to offer a comprehensive account of the international politics in the Persian Gulf across nearly four decades. The story begins in 1971 when Great Britain ended its protectorate relations with the smaller states of the lower Gulf. It traces developments in the region from the oil 'revolution' of 1973–4 through the Iranian revolution, the Iran-Iraq war and the Gulf war of 1990–1 to the toppling of Saddam Hussein in the American-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, bringing the story of Gulf regional politics up to 2008. The book highlights transnational identity issues, regime security and the politics of the world oil market, and charts the changing mix of interests and ambitions driving American policy. The author brings his experience as a scholar and commentator on the Gulf to this riveting account of one of the most politically volatile regions on earth.

The International Political Thought of Carl Schmitt

The International Political Thought of Carl Schmitt

Terror, Liberal War and the Crisis of Global Order

  • Author: Louiza Odysseos,Fabio Petito
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134114494
  • Category: History
  • Page: 288
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Presenting the first critical analysis of Carl Schmitt's The Nomos of the Earth and how it relates to the epochal changes in the international system that have risen from the collapse of the ‘Westphalian’ international order. There is an emerging recognition in political theory circles that core issues, such as order, social justice, rights, need to be studied in their global context. Schmitt’s international political thought provides a stepping stone in these related paths, offering an alternative history of international relations, of the genesis, achievements and demise of the ‘Westphalian system.’ Writing at a time when he believed that the spatial, political and legal order—the nomos of the earth—had collapsed, he highlighted the advent of the modern state as the vehicle of secularization, tracing how this interstate order was able to limit and ‘rationalize and humanize’ war. Providing a large number of case studies including: global terrorism, humanitarian intervention and US hegemony, this book will give further impetus to, and expand, the nascent debate on the significance of Schmitt’s legal and political thought for international politics. The International Political Thought of Carl Schmitt will be of interest to students and scholars of international relations, law and history.

Machiavelli and the Legitimization of Realism in International Relations

Machiavelli and the Legitimization of Realism in International Relations

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Editura Lumen
  • ISBN: 9731661654
  • Category:
  • Page: 99
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READ HERRINGS Literary Journal

READ HERRINGS Literary Journal

  • Author: Daniel Batten
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 0615202357
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 120
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A Menagerie of writing that elaborates the human spirit through the community formed around art. A Collection of poetry, prose, political essay, plays and short stories. Includes such writers as Nadine Sellers, Rob Plath and Roy C. Booth.