Turkey s New State in the Making

Turkey s New State in the Making
Author: Pinar Bedirhanoglu,Çaglar Dölek,Funda Hülagü,Özlem Kaygusuz
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-08-20
ISBN 10: 1786998734
ISBN 13: 9781786998736
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Turkey s New State in the Making Book Review:

Since the Gezi uprisings in June 2013 and AKP's temporary loss of parliamentary supremacy after the June 2015 general elections, sharp political clashes, ascending police operations, extra-judicial executions, suppression of the media and political opposition, systematic violation of the constitution and fundamental human rights, and the one-man-rule of President Erdogan have become the identifying characteristics of Turkish politics. The failed coup attempt on 15th July 2016 further impaired the situation as the government declared emergency rule at the end of which a political regime defined as the “Presidential Government System” was established in July 2018. Turkey's New State in the Making examines the historical specificities of the ongoing AKP-led radical state transformation in Turkey within a global, legal, financial, ideological, and coercive neoliberal context. Arguing that rather than being an exception, the new Turkish state has the potential to be a model for political transformations elsewhere, problematizing how specific policies the AKP adapted to refract social dispositions have been radically redefining the republican, democratic and secular features of the modern Turkish state.

How Sentiment Matters in International Relations China and the South China Sea Dispute

How Sentiment Matters in International Relations  China and the South China Sea Dispute
Author: David Groten
Publsiher: Verlag Barbara Budrich
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2019-07-29
ISBN 10: 3847414836
ISBN 13: 9783847414834
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How Sentiment Matters in International Relations China and the South China Sea Dispute Book Review:

Der Aufstieg der Volksrepublik China stellt die internationale Politik und Diplomatie vor immense Herausforderungen. Gleichzeitig nehmen die Spannungen zwischen den USA und der Volksrepublik unaufhörlich zu. Beide Staaten steuern unmittelbar auf einen Konflikt zu, den keine Seite intendiert und dessen allumfassende Konsequenzen noch kaum absehbar sind. Ein besonderer Schauplatz dieser wachsenden Auseinandersetzung ist die Region Südostasien, in der sowohl die USA, im Verbund mit einigen Anrainerstaaten, als auch die Volksrepublik China miteinander in einem harten Wettbewerb um die regionale Vorherrschaft stehen. Dieses Buch zeigt anhand der territorialen und maritimen Konflikte in der Südchinesischen See auf, dass Chinas zunehmend proaktive und rücksichtslosere Position gegenüber diesen Konflikten und den Konfliktparteien auch eine Folge der zunehmenden Wahrnehmung von Respektlosigkeit und dem damit einhergehenden Wunsch Chinas, dies entsprechend zu korrigieren, ist und nicht allein eine strategische Entscheidung oder gar unvermeidliche Entwicklung darstellt. Auf diesen Ergebnissen aufbauend wird die Möglichkeit eines nachhaltigen Konfliktmanagements diskutiert und entsprechend eine Reihe konkreter Handlungsempfehlungen formuliert.

Handbook of International Relations

Handbook of International Relations
Author: Walter Carlsnaes,Thomas Risse,Beth A Simmons
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 904
Release: 2012-09-18
ISBN 10: 1473971195
ISBN 13: 9781473971196
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of International Relations Book Review:

The original Handbook of International Relations was the first authoritative and comprehensive survey of the field of international relations. In this eagerly-awaited new edition, the Editors have once again drawn together a team of the world's leading scholars of international relations to provide a state-of-the-art review and indispensable guide to the field, ensuring its position as the pre-eminent volume of its kind. The Second Edition has been expanded to 33 chapters and fully revised, with new chapters on the following contemporary topics: - Normative Theory in IR - Critical Theories and Poststructuralism - Efforts at Theoretical Synthesis in IR: Possibilities and Limits - International Law and International Relations - Transnational Diffusion: Norms, Ideas and Policies - Comparative Regionalism - Nationalism and Ethnicity - Geopolitics in the 21st Century - Terrorism and International Relations - Religion and International Politics - International Migration A truly international undertaking, this Handbook reviews the many historical, philosophical, analytical and normative roots to the discipline and covers the key contemporary topics of research and debate today. The Handbook of International Relations remains an essential benchmark publication for all advanced undergraduates, graduate students and academics in politics and international relations.

Discovering Childhood in International Relations

Discovering Childhood in International Relations
Author: J. Marshall Beier
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2020-06-13
ISBN 10: 3030460630
ISBN 13: 9783030460631
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Discovering Childhood in International Relations Book Review:

This book examines how and why, in the context of International Relations, children’s subjecthood has all too often been relegated to marginal terrains and children themselves automatically associated with the need for protection in vulnerable situations: as child soldiers, refugees, and conflated with women, all typically with the accent on the Global South. Challenging us to think critically about childhood as a technology of global governance, the authors explore alternative ways of finding children and their agency in a more central position in IR, in terms of various forms of children’s activism, children and climate change, children and security, children and resilience, and in their inevitable role in governing the future. Focusing on the problems, pitfalls, promises, and prospects of addressing children and childhoods in International Relations, this book places children more squarely in the purview of political subjecthood and hence more centrally in IR.

An Introduction to International Relations

An Introduction to International Relations
Author: Richard Devetak,Anthony Burke,Jim George
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2011-10-17
ISBN 10: 1139505602
ISBN 13: 9781139505604
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to International Relations Book Review:

Invaluable to students and those approaching the subject for the first time, An Introduction to International Relations, Second Edition provides a comprehensive and stimulating introduction to international relations, its traditions and its changing nature in an era of globalisation. Thoroughly revised and updated, it features chapters written by a range of experts from around the world. It presents a global perspective on the theories, history, developments and debates that shape this dynamic discipline and contemporary world politics. Now in full-colour and accompanied by a password-protected companion website featuring additional chapters and case studies, this is the indispensable guide to the study of international relations.

Tactical Constructivism Method and International Relations

Tactical Constructivism  Method  and International Relations
Author: Brent J. Steele,Harry D. Gould,Oliver Kessler
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2019-06-28
ISBN 10: 1351611836
ISBN 13: 9781351611831
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tactical Constructivism Method and International Relations Book Review:

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 engagements in different techniques and tactics, and of pursuing different methods ranging from ethnographic to computer simulations, from sociology to philosophy and history. Presenting a range of voices, many constructivist, some outside and even critical of Constructivism, the volume shows methods as useful tools for approaching research and political positions in International Relations, while also containing contingent, inexact, unexpected, and even surprising qualities for opening further research. It gives a rich account of how the discipline was transformed in the 1990s and early 2000s, and how this shaped careers, positions and interactions. It will be of interest to both students and scholars of methods and theory in International Relations and global politics.

Gender and International Relations

Gender and International Relations
Author: Jill Steans
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013-12-24
ISBN 10: 0745670121
ISBN 13: 9780745670126
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gender and International Relations Book Review:

The third edition of Jill Steans’ popular and highly respected text offers a comprehensive and up to date introduction to gender in international relations today. Its nine chapters have been fully revised and expanded to cover key issues, developments and debates in the field including: the state and citizenship gender, sexuality and human rights conflict, peace and security narratives and representational practices in international politics global political economy development and gender in global governance Guiding students competently through complex theoretical and conceptual issues, the book is careful to ground its discussions in contemporary concerns, such as the War on Terror and its legacy, the ‘securitisation’ of human rights, the Arab Spring, the global financial crisis, contemporary challenges to global institutions, and ethical dilemmas that arise in negotiating gender issues and politics in a culturally diverse world. Each chapter features questions for reflection, seminar activities, further reading and web links to highlight key points and provide contemporary illustrations. A glossary of key terms is also included for easy reference. Gender and International Relations will be essential reading for students and scholars of gender, international relations, global politics and related courses.

International Relations Theory Today

International Relations Theory Today
Author: Ken Booth,Steve Smith
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2016-07-05
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

International Relations Theory Today Book Review:

International Relations (IR) theorists speak with conviction, and often passion, to the global condition of human society. The result is an important, dynamic and often deeply divided field. This long-awaited new edition of International Relations Theory Today offers undergraduate and postgraduate students an essential guide to the complex terrain of IR theory and the key questions on its agenda. With chapters by 25 prominent and provocative IR theorists, the book reveals the intellectual excitement - and turmoil - of theorizing world politics. It reflects the conflicts and tensions around the profound challenges facing the contemporary world, such as climate change, globalization, nuclear proliferation, and economic and political injustice and conflict, while also expressing hope that we can better understand, and respond to, these challenges. Above all, this book demonstrates the significance of thinking theoretically about international relations and developing the tools not merely to describe but also to explain, analyse, prescribe and possibly re-imagine the global political landscape. As the world comes face-to-face with historic challenges over the coming decades, International Relations Theory Today will help its readers to participate more effectively in debates about the most important global political dilemmas of our time.

Battlestar Galactica and International Relations

Battlestar Galactica and International Relations
Author: Nicholas J. Kiersey,Iver B. Neumann
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 0415632811
ISBN 13: 9780415632812
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Battlestar Galactica and International Relations Book Review:

Looking at a television franchise like Battlestar Galactica (BSG) is no longer news within the discipline of International Relations. A growing number of scholars in and out of IR are studying the importance of cultural artifacts - popular or otherwise - for the phenomena that make up the core of our discipline. The genre of science fiction offers the analyst an opportunity that cannot be matched by more mimetic genres, namely the chance to look at how sets of widely-circulating expectations of the social serve to constrain authors as they work to introduce as yet unexplored problematiques, the fantasy aspect in much of science fiction storytelling is premised simply on a material difference. As such, while the physical setting of a science fiction tale might appear novel, its imaginative life world will likely retain many elements of the world we already live in and which we can readily recognize as similar to our own. For Critical IR scholarship then, BSG presents an opportunity to examine how these purported homologies or elements of redundancy between the fantastic and the real have been drawn and perhaps to consider, too, whether the show can teach us things about world politics, its various logics and structures, which we might not otherwise be sensitive to. Tackling some of the key contemporary issues in IR, the writers of BSG have taken on a range of important political themes and issues, including the legitimacy of military government, the tactical utility of genocide, and even the philosophical implications of artificial intelligence technologies for the very category of what it means to be 'human'. The contributors in this book explore in depth the argument that one of the most important aspects of popular culture is to naturalize or normalise a certain social order by further entrenching the expectations of social behaviour upon which our mentalities of rule are founded. This work will be of interest to student and scholars of international relations, popular culture and security studies.

Posthuman Dialogues in International Relations

Posthuman Dialogues in International Relations
Author: Erika Cudworth,Stephen Hobden,Emilian Kavalski
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2017-08-10
ISBN 10: 1317041917
ISBN 13: 9781317041917
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Posthuman Dialogues in International Relations Book Review:

Posthumanism represents a significant new research direction both for International Relations and the social sciences. It emerges from questions about inter-species relations which challenge dominant perceptions of what it means to be human. Rather than seeing the human species as ‘in nature’ posthumanist thinking considers the species as ‘of nature’. The work of posthumanist thinkers has sought to dispute accepted notions of what it means to be human, raising profound questions about our relations with the rest of nature. The volume commences with an overview of the influence thinkers have had on the development of posthumanist thinking. Key ideas in International Relations are interrogated and reconceptualised and specific case studies are presented with a focus on inter-species relations. The work allows for a consideration of the limits of the posthumanist move and provides space for critics to argue that such an approach opens the discipline up to a biological determinism, and that a focus on inter-human relations should mark the boundaries of the discipline. The essays collected in this volume provide an overview of contributions from posthumanist thinkers with the particular intention of providing a succinct introduction to the area and should appeal to scholars and students in Politics, IR and philosophy.

The Oxford Handbook of International Relations

The Oxford Handbook of International Relations
Author: Christian Reus-Smit,Duncan Snidal
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 792
Release: 2010-07-01
ISBN 10: 0191003255
ISBN 13: 9780191003257
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of International Relations Book Review:

The Oxford Handbook of International Relations offers the most authoritative and comprehensive overview to date of the field of international relations. Arguably the most impressive collection of international relations scholars ever brought together within one volume, the Handbook debates the nature of the field itself, critically engages with the major theories, surveys a wide spectrum of methods, addresses the relationship between scholarship and policy making, and examines the field's relation with cognate disciplines. The Handbook takes as its central themes the interaction between empirical and normative inquiry that permeates all theorizing in the field and the way in which contending approaches have shaped one another. In doing so, the Handbook provides an authoritative and critical introduction to the subject and establishes a sense of the field as a dynamic realm of argument and inquiry. The Oxford Handbook of International Relations will be essential reading for all of those interested in the advanced study of global politics and international affairs.

An Introduction to International Relations Theory

An Introduction to International Relations Theory
Author: Jill Steans,Lloyd Pettiford,Thomas Diez,Imad El-Anis
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013-09-13
ISBN 10: 1317862996
ISBN 13: 9781317862994
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to International Relations Theory Book Review:

This long-awaited new edition has been fully updated and revised by the original authors as well as two new members of the author team. Based on many years of active research and teaching it takes the discipline's most difficult aspects and makes them accessible and interesting. Each chapter builds up an understanding of the different ways of looking at the world. The clarity of presentation allows students to rapidly develop a theoretical framework and to apply this knowledge widely as a way of understanding both more advanced theoretical texts and events in world politics. Suitable for first and second year undergraduates studying international relations and international relations theory.

Human Rights in International Relations

Human Rights in International Relations
Author: David P. Forsythe
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2017-08-18
ISBN 10: 9781316635186
ISBN 13: 131663518X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Rights in International Relations Book Review:

This fourth edition of David P. Forsythe's successful textbook provides an authoritative and timely analysis of the place of human rights in an age of upheaval in international politics. Human rights standards are examined at the global, regional and national levels, with separate chapters on transnational corporations and advocacy groups. Completely updated and revised, the fourth edition takes account of new sources and recent scholarship, as well as recent events, such as the Syrian war, the rise of ISIS, refugee flows, South Sudan crises, and the resurgence of nationalism. A new chapter has been added on the media and human rights, covering both traditional and social media. Examining attempts to protect human rights by various actors, such as the United Nations, the European Union, transnational corporations, and the media, the book stresses that the open-ended fate of universal human rights depends on human agency in this context. Containing further reading suggestions and discussion questions, this textbook is a vital resource for courses on human rights in an international context.

Council on Foreign Relations

Council on Foreign Relations
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2020
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1232466217
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Nemesis of Power

The Nemesis of Power
Author: Harald Kleinschmidt
Publsiher: Reaktion Books
Total Pages: 285
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9781861890580
ISBN 13: 1861890583
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Nemesis of Power Book Review:

The Nemesis of Power is the first book to look at the history of international relations theories. Many theorists have investigated the nature of power, studying it in its social, political, economic, intellectual and physical contexts in order to define it. Rather than present yet another definition, Harald Kleinschmidt shows how the theorists themselves have perceived and handled the concept of power and how conduct in international relations has been evaluated. Taking a broad look at international relations theories from the Roman Empire to the modern transformation of the European world picture, Kleinschmidt bridges the gap between theory and history by subjecting theory to the logic and method of historical inquiry. Drawing on original sources, he reads international relations theories against their social and cultural contexts, placing an emphasis on the ways in which changes in theory are reflections of a wider pattern of changes in culture.

Kinship in International Relations

Kinship in International Relations
Author: Kristin Haugevik,Iver B Neumann
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2018-08-28
ISBN 10: 0429016794
ISBN 13: 9780429016790
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kinship in International Relations Book Review:

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 systematically about kinship in IR – as an organizing principle, as a source of political and social processes and outcomes, and as a practical and analytical category that not only reflects but also shapes politics and interaction on the international political arena. Contributors trace everyday uses of kinship terminology to explore the relevance of kinship in different political and cultural contexts and to look at interactions taking place above, at and within the state level. The book suggests that kinship can expand or limit actors’ political room for maneuvereon the international political arena, making some actions and practices appear possible and likely, and others less so. As an analytical category, kinship can help us categorize and understand relations between actors in the international arena. It presents itself as a ready-made classificatory system for understanding how entities within a hierarchy are organized in relation to one another, and how this logic is all at once natural and social.

Historiographical Investigations in International Relations

Historiographical Investigations in International Relations
Author: Brian C. Schmidt,Nicolas Guilhot
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2018-06-19
ISBN 10: 3319780360
ISBN 13: 9783319780368
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historiographical Investigations in International Relations Book Review:

This book critically investigates the historiography of International Relations. For the past fifteen years, the field has witnessed the development of a strong interest in the history of the discipline. The chapters in this edited volume, written by some of the field’s preeminent disciplinary historians, all manifest the best of an innovative and exciting generation of scholarship on the history of the discipline of International Relations. One of the objectives of this volume is to take stock of the historical turn. Yet this volume is not simply a stock-taking exercise, as it also intends to identify the limitations and blind spots of the recent historiographical literature. The chapters consider a range of diverse thinkers and examine their impact on understanding various dimensions of the field’s history.

Transnational Classes and International Relations

Transnational Classes and International Relations
Author: Kees Van der Pijl
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2005-08-10
ISBN 10: 113465250X
ISBN 13: 9781134652501
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transnational Classes and International Relations Book Review:

An exciting and original analysis of the development of capitalist classes, such as the Freemasons, that cross national boundaries in the global political economy. This innovative book focuses on: * an historical perspective on class formation under capitalism and its transnational integration * international relations between the English-speaking centre of capital and successive contender states. The author develops a broad-ranging and thorough understanding of class in the process of globalization. He does so within several theoretical frameworks shedding much light on this important topic.

The New Agenda for International Relations

The New Agenda for International Relations
Author: Stephanie Lawson
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-07-08
ISBN 10: 0745667538
ISBN 13: 9780745667539
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New Agenda for International Relations Book Review:

There have been significant political eras which have shaped not only the structure of world politics but the way in which it has been studied. The geopolitical and ideological contours of the Cold War period, for example, had an impact on almost every aspect of world politics and the study of international relations for around 45 years. This book argues that, just as the collapse of the Soviet Union in the period following the fall of the Berlin Wall signalled the end of strategic polarization, it also marked the apparent end of a particular form of polarized debate around political, social and economic ideas. The various new directions taken by scholars of international relations in the post-Cold War era constitute a large part of a ‘new agenda' for the discipline. This collection reflects the variety of issues and approaches that have become part and parcel of this agenda over the past ten years. Issues tackled in this volume include the power of culture and ideology, the concept of globalisation, inequality, human rights and security as well as reflections on new forms of polarization in the post-Cold War world. Each contributor addresses the nature of changes and continuities in world politics, considers how the discipline of international relations itself has changed and reflects on possible directions for the twenty-first Century. This book will be of great interest to scholars of international relations, global politics, economics and related disciplines.

Realism and International Relations

Realism and International Relations
Author: Jack Donnelly
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 231
Release: 2000-06
ISBN 10: 9780521597524
ISBN 13: 0521597528
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Realism and International Relations Book Review:

1. The realist tradition