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The Power of Emotions in World Politics

1st Edition

Edited by Simon Koschut


224 pages

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Hardback: 9780367347222
pub: 2020-01-15
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This book argues that the link between emotions and discourse provides a new and promising framework to theorize and empirically analyse power relationships in world politics.

Examining the ways in which discourse evokes, reveals, and engages emotions, the expert contributors argue that emotions are not irrational forces but have a pattern to them that underpins social relations. However, these are also power relations and their articulation as socially constructed ways of feeling and expressing emotions represent a key force in either sustaining or challenging the social order. This volume goes beyond the "emotions matter" approach to offer specific ways to integrate the consideration of emotion into existing research. It offers a novel integration of emotion, discourse, and power and shows how emotion discourses establish, assert, challenge, or reinforce power and status difference.

It will be particularly useful to university researchers, doctoral candidates, and advanced students engaged in scholarship on emotions and discourse analysis in International Relations.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents PART I: Emotion, Discourse, and Power in World Politics 1. Emotion, Discourse, and Power: Introduction and Framework Simon Koschut, agreed PART II: Feeling rules 2. The micro-foundations of emotion discourse and the Zhuhai incident Todd H. Hall 3. Victimhood as Emotional Power Brent E. Sasley 4. Status Emotions in SYRIZA’s Official Discourse During the Greek Sovereign Debt Crisis Reinhard Wolf 5. Moral Emotions and Narratives of Reconciliation in the Construction of Post-Conflict Order Renée Jeffery 6. Historical Narratives, Memory and Emotions in International Relations Ayşe Zarakol & Jelena Subotic PART III: Feeling structures 7. Contesting Emotional Governance: Empathy Under Fire in the Israeli Public Sphere During Operation Protective Edge Naomi Head 8. Emotion, Discourse, and Status in US-Iran Nuclear Politics Ty Solomon 9. Emotional Intentions: Self-immolation and the Ontological Choice Between Egoism and Compassion Karin M. Fierke 10. Mapping Emotional Expression in the Digital Age Andrew A.G. Ross PART IV: Conclusion 11. Conclusion: Emotions, Power, and Agency in World Politics Roland Bleiker & Emma Hutchison,

About the Editor

Simon Koschut is Visiting Professor in International Relations at the Otto Suhr Institute at the Free University Berlin (2015-present). Previously, he held positions at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University and the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. He has edited four volumes and his work appeared in journals such as Review of International Studies, International Studies Review, Millennium, and Cooperation and Conflict.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General