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About the Series

The Interventions Series provides a globally recognised forum for high quality, innovative, and interdisciplinary research in international politics. In 15 years, we have published 150 volumes authored or edited by a diverse network of leading scholars across all career stages.

We aim to advance understanding of the key areas in which scholars working with critical, post-structural, feminist, postcolonial, decolonial, psychoanalytic, and cultural approaches have chosen to make their interventions, and to present original analyses of politically significant topics.

All titles in the Series engage with critical thinkers in philosophy, sociology, geography, politics, and other disciplines, and provide situated historical, empirical, and textual studies in international politics.

This combination of theoretically-informed, empirically-grounded work is a hallmark of the Series, which continues to shape key debates across arts, humanities, and social sciences.

We warmly invite proposals for a variety of books from both established and up-and-coming authors including: single-authored/edited survey/textbooks; ‘big idea’ research monographs; edited books on cutting edge topics; and the very best doctoral theses converted into research monographs.

We are very happy to discuss your ideas at any stage of the project: please 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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The Politics of Antagonism Populist Security Narratives and the Remaking of Political Identity

The Politics of Antagonism: Populist Security Narratives and the Remaking of Political Identity

1st Edition

By Georg Löfflmann
March 04, 2024

This book demonstrates how populist security narratives served as the driving force behind the mobilization of Republican voters and the legitimation of an ‘America First’ policy agenda under the Trump presidency. Going beyond existing research on both populism and security narratives, the author ...

The Colonial Politics of Hope Critical Junctures of Indigenous-State Relations

The Colonial Politics of Hope: Critical Junctures of Indigenous-State Relations

1st Edition

By Marjo Lindroth, Heidi Sinevaara-Niskanen
January 29, 2024

Through analyses of cases in Australia, Finland, Greenland and elsewhere, the book illuminates how states appropriate hope as a means to stall and circumscribe political processes of recognising the rights of indigenous peoples.The book examines hope in indigenous–state relations today. Engaging ...

Targeting in International Law Counterinsurgency and the Legal Materiality of the Principle of Distinction

Targeting in International Law: Counterinsurgency and the Legal Materiality of the Principle of Distinction

1st Edition

By Amin Parsa
December 05, 2023

This book is about how distinctions are drawn between civilians and combatants in modern warfare and how the legal principle of distinction depends on the technical means through which combatants make themselves visibly distinguishable from civilians. The author demonstrates that technologies of ...

Poses of the World Void Universalism

Poses of the World: Void Universalism

1st Edition

By Sergei Prozorov
December 01, 2023

Poses of the World develops a theory of the pluralistic coexistence of politics with aesthetic, scientific, ethical and economic procedures that have sought to influence, dominate or even replace politics. We are accustomed to saying that everything is political. It is true that politics has ...

Withdrawal from Immanuel Kant and International Relations The Global Unlimited

Withdrawal from Immanuel Kant and International Relations: The Global Unlimited

1st Edition

By Mark F. N. Franke
December 01, 2023

This book shows how the flawed orientation forming Immanuel Kant’s philosophical project is the same from which the discipline of International Relations (IR) becomes possible and appears necessary. Tracing how core problems in Kant’s thought are inescapably reproduced in IR, this book demonstrates...

Disappearances and Police Killings in Contemporary Brazil The Politics of Life and Death

Disappearances and Police Killings in Contemporary Brazil: The Politics of Life and Death

1st Edition

By Sabrina Villenave
September 25, 2023

The book offers an interdisciplinary qualitative study of the history of policing in Brazil and its colonial underpinnings, providing theoretical accounts of the relationship between biopolitics, space, and race, and post-colonial/decolonial work on the state, violence, and the production of ...

The International Organization for Migration in North Africa Making International Migration Management

The International Organization for Migration in North Africa: Making International Migration Management

1st Edition

By Inken Bartels
September 25, 2023

This book examines the International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) practices of international migration management and studies current transformations of migration governance and the role of international organizations outside Europe. While so-called migration crises in North Africa in 2005 ...

The Politics of Precarity Spaces of Extractivism, Violence, and Suffering

The Politics of Precarity: Spaces of Extractivism, Violence, and Suffering

1st Edition

By Gediminas Lesutis
September 25, 2023

Based on critical theory and ethnographic research, this book explores how intensifying geographies of extractive capitalism shape human lives and transformative politics in marginal areas of the global economy. Engaging the work of Judith Butler, Henri Lefebvre, and Jacques Rancière with ...

Jean Bodin and Biopolitics Before the Biopolitical Era

Jean Bodin and Biopolitics Before the Biopolitical Era

1st Edition

By Samuel Lindholm
September 05, 2023

This book offers fresh perspectives on the history of biopolitics and the connection between this and the technology of sovereign power, which disregards or eliminates life. By analyzing Jean Bodin’s political thought, which acts as a prime example of early modern biopolitics and proves that the ...

Everyday Violence at the EU’s External Borders Games and Push-backs

Everyday Violence at the EU’s External Borders: Games and Push-backs

1st Edition

By Karolina Augustova
June 30, 2023

Combining conflict studies and feminist perspectives on everyday violence, this book analyses games and push-back which are vectors to migrants' border-crossing attempts and violence that aims to deter their journeys at the Bosnian-Croatian border. It questions how these diverse forms of violence ...

Aesthetic Perceptions of Urban Environments

Aesthetic Perceptions of Urban Environments

1st Edition

Edited By Arundhati Virmani
May 31, 2023

To what extent do urban dwellers relate to their lived and imagined environment through aesthetic perceptions, and aspirations? This book approaches experiences of urban aesthetics not as an established framework, defined by imposed norms or legislations, but as the result of a continuous reflexive...

Emotional Practices and Listening in Peacebuilding Partnerships The Invisibility Cloak

Emotional Practices and Listening in Peacebuilding Partnerships: The Invisibility Cloak

1st Edition

By Pernilla Johansson
May 31, 2023

This book analyzes the everyday emotions of international peacebuilding practitioners as practices that hinder – and potentially help – them to listen more receptively to their local partners. It develops ‘‘emotional practices’’ as an analytical concept by integrating critical feminist ...

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