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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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Performance and Politics in a Digital Populist Age Imagining Alternatives

Performance and Politics in a Digital Populist Age: Imagining Alternatives

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Cami Rowe
December 30, 2022

This book re-evaluates the role of performance in global politics in the face of populism and the digital mediatisation of political interactions. As political communications are increasingly conducted in online environments,‘post-truth’ performances become evermore central to democratic processes....

Violence, Discourse, and Politics in China’s Uyghur Region The Terroristization of Xinjiang

Violence, Discourse, and Politics in China’s Uyghur Region: The Terroristization of Xinjiang

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Pablo A. Rodríguez-Merino
December 30, 2022

This book investigates how Uyghur-related violent conflict and Uyghur ethnic minority identity, religion, and the Xinjiang region more broadly, became constituted as a ‘terrorism’ problem for the Chinese state. Building on securitization theory, Critical Terrorism Studies (CTS), and the scholarly ...

Everyday Border Struggles Segregation and Solidarity in the UK and Calais

Everyday Border Struggles: Segregation and Solidarity in the UK and Calais

1st Edition

By Thom Tyerman
October 01, 2022

This book examines everyday borders in the UK and Calais as sites of ethical political struggle between segregation and solidarity. In an age of mobility, borders appear to be everywhere. Encountered more and more in our everyday lives, borders locally enact global divisions and inequalities of ...

Affective Heritage and the Politics of Memory after 9/11 Curating Trauma at the Memorial Museum

Affective Heritage and the Politics of Memory after 9/11: Curating Trauma at the Memorial Museum

1st Edition

By Jacque Micieli-Voutsinas
September 26, 2022

This book critically examines the institutional curation of traumatic memory at the 9/11 Memorial Museum and its evocative power as a cultural storyteller. Memorial Museums are evocative spaces. Drawing on aesthetic practices deeply rooted in representing the ‘unrepresentability’ of cultural trauma...

A New Political Imagination Making the Case

A New Political Imagination: Making the Case

1st Edition

By Tony Fry, Madina Tlostanova
August 01, 2022

The book presents the case for the making of a new political imagination by offering a critique of existing political institutions, philosophy and practices that are unable to provide the thinking, means and leadership to deal with the complexity and crises of specific locales and the world at ...

Cultures of Violence Visual Arts and Political Violence

Cultures of Violence: Visual Arts and Political Violence

1st Edition

Edited By Ruth Kinna, Gillian Whiteley
August 01, 2022

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...

Humanitarianism, Human Rights, and Security The Case of Frontex

Humanitarianism, Human Rights, and Security: The Case of Frontex

1st Edition

By Nina Perkowski
August 01, 2022

Examining the relationship between humanitarianism, human rights, and security in the governance of borders and migration, this book analyses the case of the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex), challenging the common assumption that humanitarianism and human rights provide a critical ...

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
May 06, 2022

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 ...

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

By Kristin Anabel Eggeling
April 29, 2022

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 ...

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
December 31, 2021

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 Politics of Precarity Spaces of Extractivism, Violence, and Suffering

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

1st Edition

By Gediminas Lesutis
December 31, 2021

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 ...

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
December 30, 2021

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 ...

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