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New International Relations


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The field of international relations has changed dramatically in recent years, with new subject matter being brought to light and new approaches from in and out of the social sciences being tried out. This series offers itself as a broad church for innovative work that aims to renew the discipline.

 

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International Relations Narratives: Plotting World Politics

International Relations Narratives: Plotting World Politics

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Riikka Kuusisto
November 29, 2019

This book presents an innovative approach to research in International Relations by examining twelve theoretical contributions to the field as competing narrative bids. It demonstrates the pervasive nature of story-telling and considers narratives as a means of causal explanation in the human...

Small States and Shelter Theory: Iceland’s External Affairs

Small States and Shelter Theory: Iceland’s External Affairs

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Baldur Thorhallsson
September 13, 2019

Small states are dependent on the economic, political, and societal shelter provided by larger states and international organizations to survive and prosper. Iceland provides an ideal case study for shelter theory, due both to its smallness as compared with its larger neighbouring states, as well...

Tactical Constructivism, Method, and International Relations

Tactical Constructivism, Method, and International Relations

1st Edition

Brent J. Steele, Harry D. Gould, Oliver Kessler
July 17, 2019

This is a book on methods, how scholars embody them and how working within, from or against Constructivism has shaped that use and embodiment. A vibrant cross-section of contributors write of interdisciplinary encounters, first interactions with the ‘discipline’ of International Relations, discuss...

Discourse and Affect in Foreign Policy: Germany and the Iraq War

Discourse and Affect in Foreign Policy: Germany and the Iraq War

1st Edition

Jakub Eberle
May 03, 2019

Foreign and security policy have long been removed from the political pressures that influence other areas of policymaking. This has led to a tendency to separate the analytical levels of the individual and the collective. Using Lacanian theory, which views the subject as ontologically incomplete...

The Use of Force under International Law: Lawyerized States in a Legalized World

The Use of Force under International Law: Lawyerized States in a Legalized World

1st Edition

Fernando G. Nuñez-Mietz
October 19, 2018

The international system is becoming increasingly legalized, with legal arguments and legal advisors playing an increasingly important part in the state policymaking process. Presenting a practice-oriented theory of compliance with international law, this book shows how international law affects...

Kinship in International Relations

Kinship in International Relations

1st Edition

Kristin Haugevik, Iver B Neumann
August 31, 2018

While kinship is among the basic organizing principles of all human life, its role in and implications for international politics and relations have been subject to surprisingly little exploration in International Relations (IR) scholarship. This volume is the first volume aimed at thinking...

Special Relationships in World Politics: Inter-state Friendship and Diplomacy after the Second World War

Special Relationships in World Politics: Inter-state Friendship and Diplomacy after the Second World War

1st Edition

Kristin Haugevik
August 30, 2018

Claims of inter-state ‘specialness’ are commonplace in international politics. But how do some relationships between states come to be seen and categorized as ‘special’ in the first place? And what impact, if any, do recurring public representations of specialness have on states’ political and...

Security, Defense Discourse and Identity in NATO and Europe: How France Changed Foreign Policy

Security, Defense Discourse and Identity in NATO and Europe: How France Changed Foreign Policy

1st Edition

Falk Ostermann
August 10, 2018

Analyzing changes in the role and place of NATO, European integration, and Franco-American relations in foreign policy discourse under Presidents Jacques Chirac and Nicolas Sarkozy, this book provides an original perspective on French foreign policy and its identity construction. The book employs...

Coercive Sanctions and International Conflicts: A Sociological Theory

Coercive Sanctions and International Conflicts: A Sociological Theory

1st Edition

Mark Daniel Jaeger
May 10, 2018

Perhaps the most common question raised in the literature on coercive international sanctions is: "Do sanctions work?" Unsurprisingly, the answer to such a sweeping question remains inconclusive. However, even the widely-presumed logic of coercive sanctions – that economic impact translates into...

Raymond Aron and International Relations

Raymond Aron and International Relations

1st Edition

Olivier Schmitt
March 20, 2018

At a time when the field of International Relations (IR) is diverting from grand theoretical debates, rediscovering the value of classical realism and exploring its own intellectual history, this book contributes to these debates by presenting a cohesive view of Raymond Aron’s theory of IR. It...

Nuclear Realism: Global political thought during the thermonuclear revolution

Nuclear Realism: Global political thought during the thermonuclear revolution

1st Edition

Rens van Munster, Casper Sylvest
January 12, 2018

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...

The Politics of Globality since 1945: Assembling the Planet

The Politics of Globality since 1945: Assembling the Planet

1st Edition

Rens van Munster, Casper Sylvest
January 03, 2018

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...

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