Interventions

Series Editors:

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:

  • Jenny Edkins (jennyedkins@hotmail.com) and
  • Nick Vaughan-Williams (N.Vaughan-Williams@Warwick.ac.uk).

‘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

 

  • Critical Methods for the Study of World Politics

    Creativity and Transformation, 1st Edition

    Edited by Shine Choi, Anna Selmeczi, Erzsébet Strausz

    This book develops an approach to both method and the socio-political implications of knowledge production that embraces our embeddedness in the world that we study. It seeks to enact the transformative potentials inherent in this relationship in how it engages readers. It presents a…

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  • Necrogeopolitics

    On Death and Death-Making in International Relations, 1st Edition

    Edited by Caroline Alphin, François Debrix

    Necrogeopolitics: On Death and Death-Making in International Relations brings together a diverse array of critical IR scholars, political theorists, critical security studies researchers, and critical geographers to provide a series of interventions on the topic of death and death-making in global…

    Hardback – 2019-10-14 
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  • Colonial Citizenship and Everyday Transnationalism

    An Immigrant’s Story, 1st Edition

    By Alexandria J. Innes

    This book uncovers the contradictions and convergences of racism, decolonisation, migration and living international relations that were shaped by the shift from colonialism to postcolonialism and from nationalism to transnationalism between the 1950s and the present. It takes up the story of…

    Hardback – 2019-09-05 
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  • The EU, Hamas and the 2006 Palestinian Elections

    A Performance in Politics, 1st Edition

    By Catherine Charrett

    This book addresses how institutional and diplomatic rituals shaped the European Union’s sanction of Hamas after the latter’s success in the 2006 Palestinian legislative elections. Through a lens of performance and performativity it explains how socialisation and the duress of performative rituals…

    Hardback – 2019-08-08
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  • Methodology and Emotion in International Relations

    Parsing the Passions, 1st Edition

    Edited by Eric Van Rythoven, Mira Sucharov

    This volume offers a state-of-the-art study of the diverse methodological approaches and issues in the study of emotions in international relations research. While interest in emotion and affect in IR has grown in recent years, there remains an absence of sustained engagement with questions of…

    Hardback – 2019-06-20
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  • The Anarchist Imagination

    Anarchism Encounters the Humanities and the Social Sciences, 1st Edition

    Edited by Carl Levy, Saul Newman

    This is a broad ranging introduction to twenty-first-century anarchism which includes a wide array of theoretical approaches as well as a variety of empirical and geographical perspectives. The book demonstrates how the anarchist imagination has influenced the humanities and social sciences…

    Paperback – 2019-04-11
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  • Autonomy of Migration?

    Appropriating Mobility within Biometric Border Regimes, 1st Edition

    By Stephan Scheel

    Examining how migrants appropriate mobility in the context of biometric border controls, this volume mobilises new analytics and empirics in the debates about the politics of migration and provides an analytically effective and politically significant tool for the study of contemporary migration.…

    Hardback – 2019-04-02
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  • EU Democracy Promotion and Governmentality

    Turkey and Beyond, 1st Edition

    By Hanna L. Muehlenhoff

    This volume draws on a Foucauldian understanding of governmentality to explore how EU civil society funding policies depoliticise civil society organisations. It questions whether international civil society funding always depoliticises civil society organisations, as the literature on…

    Hardback – 2019-03-05
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  • Irregular Citizenship, Immigration, and Deportation

    1st Edition

    By Peter Nyers

    Deportation has again taken a prominent place within the immigration policies of nation-states. Irregular Citizenship, Immigration, and Deportation addresses the social responses to deportation, in particular the growing movements against deportation and detention, and for freedom of movement and…

    Paperback – 2018-12-20
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  • Foucault, Biopolitics and Resistance

    1st Edition

    By Lauri Siisiäinen

    Political resistance is flourishing. In this context, there is a growing interest to reread Michel Foucault’s work, especially from the late period, from the perspective of resistance, social movements and affirmative biopolitics. Yet what has been missing so far is a book-length, comprehensive…

    Hardback – 2018-11-16
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  • Political Silence

    Meanings, Functions and Ambiguity, 1st Edition

    Edited by Sophia Dingli, Thomas N. Cooke

    The notion of ‘silence’ in Politics and International Relations has come to imply the absence of voice in political life and, as such, tends to be scholastically prescribed as the antithesis of political power and political agency. However, from Emma Gonzáles’s three minutes of silence as part…

    Hardback – 2018-11-06
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  • Migrant Resistance in Contemporary Europe

    1st Edition

    By Maurice Stierl

    Over the past few years, increased ‘unauthorised’ migrations into the territories of Europe have resulted in one of the most severe crises in the history of the European Union. Stierl explores migration and border struggles in contemporary Europe and the ways in which they animate, problematise,…

    Hardback – 2018-11-06
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  • Refugees in Extended Exile

    Living on the Edge, 1st Edition

    By Jennifer Hyndman, Wenona Giles

    This book argues that the international refugee regime and its ‘temporary’ humanitarian interventions have failed. Most refugees across the global live in ‘protracted’ conditions that extend from years to decades, without legal status that allows them to work and establish a home. It is contended…

    Paperback – 2018-08-14
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  • Ontological Entanglements, Agency and Ethics in International Relations

    Exploring the Crossroads, 1st Edition

    By Laura Zanotti

    While the relevance of ontological commitments for epistemology and methodology in International Relations have been the subject of growing debate for several years, the implications for ethics and political agency of embracing an ontology of entanglement have remained unexplored. This work focuses…

    Hardback – 2018-07-26
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  • On the Persistence of the Japanese History Problem

    Historicism and the International Politics of History, 1st Edition

    By Hitomi Koyama

    In Japan, people often refer to August 15, 1945 as the end of "that war." But the duration of "that war" remains vague. At times, it refers to the fifteen years of war in the Asia-Pacific. At others, it refers to an imagination of the century long struggle between the East and the West that…

    Hardback – 2018-06-19
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  • Acting Like a State

    Kosovo and the Everyday Making of Statehood, 1st Edition

    By Gëzim Visoka

    How do emerging states obtain international recognition and secure membership of international organisations in contemporary world politics? This book provides the first in-depth study of Kosovo’s diplomatic approach to becoming a sovereign state by obtaining international recognition and securing…

    Hardback – 2018-06-18
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  • Sexual Violence Against Men in Global Politics

    1st Edition

    Edited by Marysia Zalewski, Paula Drumond, Elisabeth Prugl, Maria Stern

    Sexual violence against men is an under-theorised and under-noticed topic, though it is becoming increasingly apparent that this form of violence is widespread. Yet despite emerging evidence documenting its incidence, especially in conflict and post-conflict zones, efforts to understand its causes…

    Hardback – 2018-05-10
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  • Writing the Self and Transforming Knowledge in International Relations

    Towards a Politics of Liminality, 1st Edition

    By Erzsebet Strausz

    This book emerges from within the everyday knowledge practices of International Relations (IR) scholarship and explores the potential of experimental writing as an alternative source of ‘knowledge’ and political imagination within the modern university and the contemporary structures of neoliberal…

    Hardback – 2018-03-29
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  • The Emergence of Brazil to the Global Stage

    Ascending and Falling in the International Order of Competition, 1st Edition

    By Francine Rossone de Paula

    How do discourses about Brazil’s emergence as a global actor at the beginning of the twenty-first century reinforce particular temporal and spatial formations that enable the perpetuation of international hierarchies? This volume argues that while the phenomenon of ‘emergence’ was celebrated as…

    Hardback – 2018-03-20
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  • Visual Global Politics

    1st Edition

    Edited by Roland Bleiker

    We live in a visual age. Images and visual artefacts shape international events and our understanding of them. Photographs, film and television influence how we view and approach phenomena as diverse as war, diplomacy, financial crises and election campaigns. Other visual fields, from art and…

    Paperback – 2018-02-07
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  • Emotions, Politics and War

    1st Edition

    Edited by Linda Åhäll, Thomas Gregory

    A growing number of scholars have sought to re-centre emotions in our study of international politics, however an overarching book on how emotions matter to the study of politics and war is yet to be published. This volume is aimed at filling that gap, proceeding from the assumption…

    Paperback – 2017-10-26
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  • Empire Within

    International Hierarchy and its Imperial Laboratories of Governance, 1st Edition

    By Alexander D Barder

    This book explores the reverberating impacts between historical and contemporary imperial laboratories and their metropoles through three case studies concerning violence, surveillance and political economy. The invasions of Afghanistan in 2001 and Iraq in 2003 forced the United States to…

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  • The Biopolitics of Lifestyle

    Foucault, Ethics and Healthy Choices, 1st Edition

    By Christopher Mayes

    A growing sense of urgency over obesity at the national and international level has led to a proliferation of medical and non-medical interventions into the daily lives of individuals and populations. This work focuses on the biopolitical use of lifestyle to govern individual choice and secure…

    Paperback – 2017-10-26
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  • China’s International Relations and Harmonious World

    Time, Space and Multiplicity in World Politics, 1st Edition

    By Astrid H. M. Nordin

    As scholars and publics look for alternatives to what is understood as a violent Western world order, many claim that China can provide such an alternative through the Chinese dream of a harmonious world. This book takes this claim seriously and examines its effects by tracing the notion across…

    Paperback – 2017-10-26
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  • Political Aesthetics

    Culture, Critique and the Everyday, 1st Edition

    Edited by Arundhati Virmani

    Political Aesthetics highlights the complex and ambiguous connections of aesthetics with social, cultural and political experiences in contemporary societies. If today aesthetics seems a rather overused term, mixing a variety of historical realities and complex personal states of being, its…

    Paperback – 2017-10-26
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  • Politics in Emotion

    The Song of Telangana, 1st Edition

    By Himadeep Muppidi

    The work focuses on a subaltern local sovereignty movement called "Telangana" in India. Over the last ten years, this movement has engaged in a massive political mobilization, including strikes, rallies, work stoppages, occupation of public spaces, electoral contests, 200 and more political…

    Paperback – 2017-10-26
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  • Lacan, Deleuze and World Politics

    Rethinking the Ontology of the Political Subject, 1st Edition

    By Andreja Zevnik

    This book aims to re-think the way in which the subject is inscribed in the modern political, and does so by exploring the potentiality of Lacano-Deleuzian theoretical framework. It concerns a different ontology and a non-dualist understanding of political and legal existence, by focusing on…

    Paperback – 2017-10-26
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  • Politics and Suicide

    The philosophy of political self-destruction, 1st Edition

    By Nicholas Michelsen

    Politics and Suicide argues that whilst the historical lineage of suicidal politics is recognised, the fundamental significance of autodestruction to the political remains under examined. It contends that practices like suicide-bombing do not simply embody a strange or abnormal ‘suicidal’…

    Paperback – 2017-10-13
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  • The Emancipatory Project of Posthumanism

    1st Edition

    By Erika Cudworth, Stephen Hobden

    This is the first book to make the argument for an emancipatory project from within a posthuman framework. Responding to critics, Cudworth and Hobden argue that while some posthumanisms may be less critical, it is possible to develop a political programme from a posthuman perspective. Cudworth and…

    Hardback – 2017-08-30
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  • Military Intervention in the Middle East and North Africa

    The Case of NATO in Libya, 1st Edition

    By Susannah O'Sullivan

    This book contributes to an increasingly important branch of critical security studies that combines insights from critical geopolitics and postcolonial critique by making an argument about the geographies of violence and their differential impact in contemporary security practices, including but…

    Hardback – 2017-08-24
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  • Politics of Visibility and Belonging

    From Russia´s “Homosexual Propaganda” Laws to the Ukraine War, 1st Edition

    By Emil Edenborg

    In this book, Edenborg studies contemporary conflicts of community as enacted in Russian media, from the ‘homosexual propaganda’ laws to the Sochi Olympics and the Ukraine war, and explores the role of visibility in the production and contestation of belonging to a political community. The book…

    Hardback – 2017-07-12
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  • Reforming 21st Century Peacekeeping Operations

    Governmentalities of Security, Protection, and Police, 1st Edition

    By Marc. G Doucet

    This book considers contemporary international interventions with a specific focus on analyzing the frameworks that have guided recent peacekeeping operations led by the United Nations. Drawing from the work of Michel Foucault and Foucauldian-inspired approaches in the field of International…

    Hardback – 2017-07-10
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  • Biopolitical Disaster

    1st Edition

    Edited by Jennifer L. Lawrence, Sarah Marie Wiebe

    Biopolitical Disaster employs a grounded analysis of the production and lived-experience of biopolitical life in order to illustrate how disaster production and response are intimately interconnected. The book is organized into four parts, each revealing how socio-environmental consequences of…

    Hardback – 2017-07-07
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  • Negotiating Corruption

    NGOs, Governance and Hybridity in West Africa, 1st Edition

    By Laura Routley

    Negotiating Corruption demands that we think again about corruption in Africa. It problematises the framing of African corruption as a phenomenon that emerges from a clash between two sets of norms. Moreover, it highlights the colonial legacies of this frame, which situates African corruption…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16
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  • The Political Afterlife of Sites of Monumental Destruction

    Reconstructing Affect in Mostar and New York, 1st Edition

    By Andrea Connor

    What happens when a monumental thing is physically destroyed? Is its "life" as a socially significant, presencing thing at an end? Or might the process of destruction work to enhance its symbolic force, mediating work and presencing power? In this book Andrea Connor traces the ‘afterlife’ of two…

    Hardback – 2017-06-07
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  • Narrative Global Politics

    Theory, History and the Personal in International Relations, 1st Edition

    Edited by Naeem Inayatullah, Elizabeth Dauphinee

    This volume harnesses the virtual explosion of narrative writing in contemporary academic international politics. It comprises a prologue, an epilogue, and sixteen chapters that both build upon and diversify the success of the 2011 volume Autobiographical International Relations. Here, as in…

    Paperback – 2017-06-07
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  • Time, Temporality and Violence in International Relations

    (De)fatalizing the Present, Forging Radical Alternatives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Anna M. Agathangelou, Kyle D. Killian

    Time transforms the way we see world politics and insinuates itself into the ways we act. In this groundbreaking volume, Agathangelou and Killian bring together scholars from a range of disciplines to tackle time and temporality in international relations. The authors – critical theorists, artists,…

    Paperback – 2017-05-16
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  • Neo Delhi and the Politics of Postcolonial Urbanism

    1st Edition

    By Rohan Kalyan

    This book is augmented by an interactive website (neodelhi.net). During research trips to Delhi and Gurgaon between 2008 and 2015 the author produced a multi-media urban archive that includes full color photos, an essay film, ethnographic videos, field notes and more pertaining to the arguments and…

    Hardback – 2017-04-04
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  • The Evolution of Migration Management in the Global North

    1st Edition

    By Christina Oelgemoller

    The Evolution of Migration Management in the Global North explores how the radically violent migration management paradigm that dominates today's international migration has been assembled. Drawing on unique archive material, it shows how a forum of diplomats and civil servants constructed the '…

    Hardback – 2017-03-07
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  • The Value of Resilience

    Securing life in the twenty-first century, 1st Edition

    By Chris Zebrowski

    The Value of Resilience represents one of the first systematic studies of resilience in the field of security studies. At the turn of the twenty-first century, resilience has become a ‘buzz-word’ within fields as diverse as network engineering, ecosystems management, child psychology and military…

    Paperback – 2017-03-02
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  • International Intervention in a Secular Age

    Re-Enchanting Humanity?, 1st Edition

    By Audra Mitchell

    International intervention is not just about ‘saving’ human lives: it is also an attempt to secure humanity’s place in the universe. This book explores the Western secular beliefs that underpin contemporary practices of intervention—most importantly, beliefs about life, death and the dominance of…

    Paperback – 2017-02-27
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  • Writing Global Trade Governance

    Discourse and the WTO, 1st Edition

    By Michael Strange

    Writing Global Trade Governance operationalises a key post-structuralist methodology in order to expand understanding on the institution at the heart of the global political economy. Despite the WTO’s centrality and the growing popularity of methods utilizing discourse theory, no other text has yet…

    Paperback – 2017-02-27
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  • East-Asian Marxisms and Their Trajectories

    1st Edition

    Edited by Joyce C.H. Liu, Viren Murthy

    In this volume, leading scholars from around the world suggest that radical ideologies have shaped complex historical processes in East Asia by examining how intellectuals and activists interpreted, rethought and criticized Marxism in East Asia. The contributors to this volume ask how we…

    Hardback – 2017-02-14
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  • The Politics of Haunting and Memory in International Relations

    1st Edition

    By Jessica Auchter

    International Relations has traditionally focused on conflict and war, but the effects of violence including dead bodies and memorialization practices have largely been considered beyond the purview of the field. Drawing on Jacques Derrida’s notion of hauntology to consider the politics of life and…

    Paperback – 2017-02-06
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  • Insuring Life

    Value, Security and Risk, 1st Edition

    By Luis Lobo-Guerrero

    This book is a contribution to the scholarly engagement with the wider problem of governing through risk and the politics of uncertainty. It takes life insurance as an empirical site from which to ask: what is the kind of governance created through insurance an instance of, and how does it…

    Paperback – 2017-02-06
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  • Studying the Agency of Being Governed

    1st Edition

    Edited by Stina Hansson, Sofie Hellberg, Maria Stern

    This edited volume seeks to provide guidance on how we can approach questions of governing and agency—particularly those who endeavour to embark on grounded empirical research— by rendering explicit some key challenges, tensions, dilemmas, and confluences that such endeavours elicit. Indeed, the…

    Paperback – 2017-02-06
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  • War, Identity and the Liberal State

    Everyday Experiences of the Geopolitical in the Armed Forces, 1st Edition

    By Victoria M Basham

    War, Identity and the Liberal State critically examines the significance of gender, race and sexuality to wars waged by liberal states and the soldiers who wage them. Drawing on original fieldwork research with British soldiers, it offers insights into how their lived experiences are shaped by, and…

    Paperback – 2016-12-21
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  • Global Powers of Horror

    Security, Politics, and the Body in Pieces, 1st Edition

    By Francois Debrix

    Global Powers of Horror examines contemporary regimes of horror, into horror’s intricacies, and into their deployment on and through human bodies and body parts. To track horror’s work, what horror decomposes and, perhaps, recomposes, Debrix goes beyond the idea of the integrality and integrity of…

    Paperback – 2016-12-20
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  • On Schmitt and Space

    1st Edition

    By Claudio Minca, Rory Rowan

    This book represents the first comprehensive study of the influential German legal and political thinker Carl Schmitt’s spatial thought, offering the first systematic examination from a Geographic perspective of one of the most important political thinkers of the twentieth century. It charts the…

    Paperback – 2016-11-30
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  • Asylum Seekers, Sovereignty, and the Senses of the International

    A Politico-corporeal Struggle, 1st Edition

    By Eeva Puumala

    The confrontation between asylum seeking and sovereignty has mainly focused on ways in which the movement and possibilities of refugees and migrants are limited. In this volume, instead of departing from the practices of governance and surveillance, Puumala begins with the moving body, its…

    Hardback – 2016-11-28
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