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Interventions


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The Series provides a forum for innovative and interdisciplinary work that engages with alternative critical, post-structural, feminist, postcolonial, psychoanalytic and cultural approaches to international relations and global politics. In our first 5 years we have published 60 volumes.

We aim to advance understanding of the key areas in which scholars working within broad critical post-structural traditions have chosen to make their interventions, and to present innovative analyses of important topics. Titles in the series engage with critical thinkers in philosophy, sociology, politics and other disciplines and provide situated historical, empirical and textual studies in international politics.

 

We are very happy to discuss your ideas at any stage of the project: just contact us for advice or proposal guidelines. Proposals should be submitted directly to the Series Editors:

‘As Michel Foucault has famously stated, "knowledge is not made for understanding; it is made for cutting" In this spirit The Edkins - Vaughan-Williams Interventions series solicits cutting edge, critical works that challenge mainstream understandings in international relations. It is the best place to contribute post disciplinary works that think rather than merely recognize and affirm the world recycled in IR's traditional geopolitical imaginary.’

Michael J. Shapiro, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, USA

 

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Nation-branding in Practice: The Politics of Promoting Sports, Cities and Universities in Kazakhstan and Qatar

Nation-branding in Practice: The Politics of Promoting Sports, Cities and Universities in Kazakhstan and Qatar

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Kristin Anabel Eggeling
May 26, 2020

This book investigates the political implications of country promotion through practices of ‘nation-branding’ by drawing on contemporary examples from the sports, urban development and higher education sector in Kazakhstan and Qatar. Nation-branding has emerged as a central practice of...

Migrant Resistance in Contemporary Europe

Migrant Resistance in Contemporary Europe

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Maurice Stierl
May 12, 2020

Over the past few years, increased ‘unauthorised’ migrations into the territories of Europe have resulted in one of the most severe crises in the history of the European Union. Stierl explores migration and border struggles in contemporary Europe and the ways in which they animate, problematise,...

Cultures of Violence: Visual Arts and Political Violence

Cultures of Violence: Visual Arts and Political Violence

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Ruth Kinna, Gillian Whiteley
April 24, 2020

Investigating art practitioners’ responses to violence, this book considers how artists have used art practices to rethink concepts of violence and non-violence. It explores the strategies that artists have deployed to expose physical and symbolic violence through representational, performative and...

Critical Methods for the Study of World Politics: Creativity and Transformation

Critical Methods for the Study of World Politics: Creativity and Transformation

1st Edition

Shine Choi, Anna Selmeczi, Erzsébet Strausz
December 09, 2019

This book develops an approach to both method and the socio-political implications of knowledge production that embraces our embeddedness in the world that we study. It seeks to enact the transformative potentials inherent in this relationship in how it engages readers. It presents a creative...

Necrogeopolitics: On Death and Death-Making in International Relations

Necrogeopolitics: On Death and Death-Making in International Relations

1st Edition

Caroline Alphin, François Debrix
October 10, 2019

Necrogeopolitics: On Death and Death-Making in International Relations brings together a diverse array of critical IR scholars, political theorists, critical security studies researchers, and critical geographers to provide a series of interventions on the topic of death and death-making in global...

Colonial Citizenship and Everyday Transnationalism: An Immigrant’s Story

Colonial Citizenship and Everyday Transnationalism: An Immigrant’s Story

1st Edition

Alexandria J. Innes
August 22, 2019

This book uncovers the contradictions and convergences of racism, decolonisation, migration and living international relations that were shaped by the shift from colonialism to postcolonialism and from nationalism to transnationalism between the 1950s and the present. It takes up the story of...

The EU, Hamas and the 2006 Palestinian Elections: A Performance in Politics

The EU, Hamas and the 2006 Palestinian Elections: A Performance in Politics

1st Edition

Catherine Charrett
August 08, 2019

This book addresses how institutional and diplomatic rituals shaped the European Union’s sanction of Hamas after the latter’s success in the 2006 Palestinian legislative elections. Through a lens of performance and performativity it explains how socialisation and the duress of performative rituals...

Methodology and Emotion in International Relations: Parsing the Passions

Methodology and Emotion in International Relations: Parsing the Passions

1st Edition

Eric Van Rythoven, Mira Sucharov
June 20, 2019

This volume offers a state-of-the-art study of the diverse methodological approaches and issues in the study of emotions in international relations research. While interest in emotion and affect in IR has grown in recent years, there remains an absence of sustained engagement with questions of...

The Anarchist Imagination: Anarchism Encounters the Humanities and the Social Sciences

The Anarchist Imagination: Anarchism Encounters the Humanities and the Social Sciences

1st Edition

Carl Levy, Saul Newman
April 11, 2019

This is a broad ranging introduction to twenty-first-century anarchism which includes a wide array of theoretical approaches as well as a variety of empirical and geographical perspectives. The book demonstrates how the anarchist imagination has influenced the humanities and social sciences...

Autonomy of Migration?: Appropriating Mobility within Biometric Border Regimes

Autonomy of Migration?: Appropriating Mobility within Biometric Border Regimes

1st Edition

Stephan Scheel
April 02, 2019

Examining how migrants appropriate mobility in the context of biometric border controls, this volume mobilises new analytics and empirics in the debates about the politics of migration and provides an analytically effective and politically significant tool for the study of contemporary migration....

EU Democracy Promotion and Governmentality: Turkey and Beyond

EU Democracy Promotion and Governmentality: Turkey and Beyond

1st Edition

Hanna L. Muehlenhoff
March 05, 2019

This volume draws on a Foucauldian understanding of governmentality to explore how EU civil society funding policies depoliticise civil society organisations. It questions whether international civil society funding always depoliticises civil society organisations, as the literature on...

Irregular Citizenship, Immigration, and Deportation

Irregular Citizenship, Immigration, and Deportation

1st Edition

Peter Nyers
December 20, 2018

Deportation has again taken a prominent place within the immigration policies of nation-states. Irregular Citizenship, Immigration, and Deportation addresses the social responses to deportation, in particular the growing movements against deportation and detention, and for freedom of movement and...

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