New International Relations

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The field of international relations has changed dramatically in recent years, with new subject matter being brought to light and new approaches from in and out of the social sciences being tried out. This series offers itself as a broad church for innovative work that aims to renew the discipline.

 


The field of international relations has changed dramatically in recent years, with new subject matter being brought to light and new approaches from in and out of the social sciences being tried out. This series offers itself as a broad church for innovative work that aims to renew the discipline.

 

  • International Relations Narratives

    Plotting World Politics, 1st Edition

    By Riikka Kuusisto

    This book presents an innovative approach to research in International Relations by examining twelve theoretical contributions to the field as competing narrative bids. It demonstrates the pervasive nature of story-telling and considers narratives as a means of causal explanation in the human…

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  • Small States and Shelter Theory

    Iceland’s External Affairs, 1st Edition

    Edited by Baldur Thorhallsson

    Small states are dependent on the economic, political, and societal shelter provided by larger states and international organizations to survive and prosper. Iceland provides an ideal case study for shelter theory, due both to its smallness as compared with its larger neighbouring states, as well…

    Paperback – 2019-09-13 
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  • Tactical Constructivism, Method, and International Relations

    1st Edition

    Edited by Brent J. Steele, Harry D. Gould, Oliver Kessler

    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…

    Hardback – 2019-07-17
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  • Discourse and Affect in Foreign Policy

    Germany and the Iraq War, 1st Edition

    By Jakub Eberle

    Foreign and security policy have long been removed from the political pressures that influence other areas of policymaking. This has led to a tendency to separate the analytical levels of the individual and the collective. Using Lacanian theory, which views the subject as ontologically incomplete…

    Hardback – 2019-05-03
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  • The Use of Force under International Law

    Lawyerized States in a Legalized World, 1st Edition

    By Fernando G. Nuñez-Mietz

    The international system is becoming increasingly legalized, with legal arguments and legal advisors playing an increasingly important part in the state policymaking process. Presenting a practice-oriented theory of compliance with international law, this book shows how international law affects…

    Hardback – 2018-10-19
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  • Kinship in International Relations

    1st Edition

    Edited by Kristin Haugevik, Iver B Neumann

    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…

    Hardback – 2018-08-31
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  • Special Relationships in World Politics

    Inter-state Friendship and Diplomacy after the Second World War, 1st Edition

    By Kristin Haugevik

    Claims of inter-state ‘specialness’ are commonplace in international politics. But how do some relationships between states come to be seen and categorized as ‘special’ in the first place? And what impact, if any, do recurring public representations of specialness have on states’ political and…

    Hardback – 2018-08-30
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  • Security, Defense Discourse and Identity in NATO and Europe

    How France Changed Foreign Policy, 1st Edition

    By Falk Ostermann

    Analyzing changes in the role and place of NATO, European integration, and Franco-American relations in foreign policy discourse under Presidents Jacques Chirac and Nicolas Sarkozy, this book provides an original perspective on French foreign policy and its identity construction. The book employs…

    Hardback – 2018-08-10
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  • Coercive Sanctions and International Conflicts

    A Sociological Theory, 1st Edition

    By Mark Daniel Jaeger

    Perhaps the most common question raised in the literature on coercive international sanctions is: "Do sanctions work?" Unsurprisingly, the answer to such a sweeping question remains inconclusive. However, even the widely-presumed logic of coercive sanctions – that economic impact translates into…

    Hardback – 2018-05-10
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  • Raymond Aron and International Relations

    1st Edition

    Edited by Olivier Schmitt

    At a time when the field of International Relations (IR) is diverting from grand theoretical debates, rediscovering the value of classical realism and exploring its own intellectual history, this book contributes to these debates by presenting a cohesive view of Raymond Aron’s theory of IR. It…

    Hardback – 2018-03-20
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  • Nuclear Realism

    Global political thought during the thermonuclear revolution, 1st Edition

    By Rens van Munster, Casper Sylvest

    What is a realist response to nuclear weapons? This book is animated by the idea that contemporary attempts to confront the challenge of nuclear weapons and other global security problems would benefit from richer historical foundations. Returning to the decade of deep, thermonuclear anxiety…

    Paperback – 2018-01-12
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  • The Politics of Globality since 1945

    Assembling the Planet, 1st Edition

    Edited by Rens van Munster, Casper Sylvest

    This timely, comprehensive and interdisciplinary volume advances an original argument about the complex roots and multiple politics of globality. It shows that technological innovations and decisive developments since 1945 – from the nuclear revolution to anthropogenic climate change and debates…

    Paperback – 2018-01-03
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  • Deconstructing the Dynamics of World-Societal Order

    The Power of Governmentality in Palestine, 1st Edition

    By Jan Busse

    To get a better sense of power dynamics in global politics, this book presents an innovative theoretical framework, combining a critical engagement with, and further development of, Michel Foucault’s governmentality on the one hand, and the theory of world society of the Stanford School of…

    Hardback – 2017-11-24
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  • Great Power Multilateralism and the Prevention of War

    Debating a 21st Century Concert of Powers, 1st Edition

    Edited by Harald Muller, Carsten Rauch

    Great-power conflict and great-power war are still the most dangerous risks the international community is facing today. This edited volume investigates the feasibility of a modern day concert of powers as a way for managing the risk of great power conflicts in the 21st century. The volume takes…

    Hardback – 2017-10-02
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  • The Scandinavian International Society

    Primary Institutions and Binding Forces, 1815-2010, 1st Edition

    By Laust Schouenborg

    This book provides a comprehensive analysis of Scandinavia as a regional international society, including the Nordic Peace and the rise of the Scandinavian welfare state. Schouenborg aims to take the next big step in the theoretical development of the English School of International Relations -…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16
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  • A Practice of Ethics for Global Politics

    Ethical Reflexivity, 1st Edition

    By Jack L. Amoureux

    What kind of ethics in world politics is possible if there is no foundation for moral knowledge or global reality is at least complex and contingent? Furthermore, how can an ethics grapple with difference, a persistent and confounding feature for global politics? This book responds to the call for…

    Paperback – 2017-06-07
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  • Memories of Empire and Entry into International Society

    Views from the European periphery, 1st Edition

    Edited by Filip Ejdus

    What is the role of memories for the expansion of international society? By drawing on the English School approach to International Relations this edited volume argues that the memories of empire and suzerainty are key to understanding sociological aspects of the expansion of anarchical society.…

    Hardback – 2017-05-19
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  • War in International Society

    1st Edition

    By Lacy Pejcinovic

    Is war an institution of international society and how is it constituted as such across the evolution of international society? This book is an inquiry into the purpose of war as a social institution, as originally put forward by Hedley Bull. It offers a comprehensive examination of what is…

    Paperback – 2017-02-27
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  • The United States and Great Power Responsibility in International Society

    Drones, Rendition and Invasion, 1st Edition

    By Wali Aslam

    This book evaluates American foreign policy actions from the perspective of great power responsibility, with three case studies: Operation Iraqi Freedom, American drone strikes in Pakistan and the post- 9/11 practice of extraordinary rendition. This book argues that the US invasion of Iraq in 2003…

    Paperback – 2017-02-27
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  • Africa and the Expansion of International Society

    Surrendering the Savannah, 1st Edition

    By John Anthony Pella, Jr

    This book explores the West-Central African role in, and experience during, the expansion of international society. Building upon theoretical contributions from the English School of international relations, historical sociology and sociology, it departs from Euro-centric assumptions by analysing…

    Paperback – 2016-11-08
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  • Emancipatory International Relations

    Critical Thinking in International Relations, 1st Edition

    By Roger D. Spegele

    International relations theory is witnessing a veritable explosion of works within the areas of modernism and postmodernism, yet there has been no attempt to compare these theories and their sources according to a common criterion or logical form. This author argues that while these…

    Paperback – 2016-11-08
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  • International Orders in the Early Modern World

    Before the Rise of the West, 1st Edition

    Edited by Shogo Suzuki, Yongjin Zhang, Joel Quirk

    This book examines the historical interactions of the West and non-Western world, and investigates whether or not the exclusive adoption of Western-oriented ‘international norms’ is the prerequisite for the construction of international order. This book sets out to challenge the Eurocentric…

    Paperback – 2016-11-08
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  • Russia and the Idea of Europe

    A Study in Identity and International Relations, 2nd Edition

    By Iver B. Neumann

    The end of the Soviet system and the transition to the market in Russia, coupled with the inexorable rise of nationalism, brought to the fore the centuries-old debate about Russia's relationship with Europe. In this revised and updated second edition of Russia and the Idea of Europe, Iver Neumann…

    Paperback – 2016-10-11
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  • The International Political Sociology of Security

    Rethinking Theory and Practice, 1st Edition

    By Trine Villumsen Berling

    This book builds a theoretical approach to the intractable problem of theory/practice in international relations (IR) and develops tools to study how theory and practice ‘hang together’ in international security. Drawing on Pierre Bourdieu’s political sociology, the book argues that theory and…

    Paperback – 2016-10-11
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  • Small State Status Seeking

    Norway's Quest for International Standing, 1st Edition

    Edited by Benjamin de Carvalho, Iver B Neumann

    Status-seeking is an important aspect of the foreign policies of a number of small states, but one that has been rarely studied. This book aims to contribute to our understanding not only of status-seeking, by coming at that question from a new angle, that of a small state, but also to our…

    Paperback – 2016-10-11
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  • Evaluating Progress in International Relations

    How do you know?, 1st Edition

    Edited by Annette Freyberg-Inan, Ewan Harrison, Patrick James

    This edited volume offers a systematic evaluation of how knowledge is produced by scholarly research into International Relations. The contributors explore three key questions: To what extent is scientific progress and accumulation of knowledge possible? What are the different accounts of how this…

    Hardback – 2016-10-04
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  • The Conduct of Inquiry in International Relations

    Philosophy of Science and Its Implications for the Study of World Politics, 2nd Edition

    By Patrick Thaddeus Jackson

    The Conduct of Inquiry in International Relations first edition was winner of the ISA-Northeast’s Yale H. Ferguson Award, and the ISA Theory Section’s Best Book of the Year award. The Conduct of Inquiry in International Relations provides an introduction to the philosophy of science issues and…

    Paperback – 2016-03-30
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  • Reflexivity and International Relations

    Positionality, Critique, and Practice, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jack L Amoureux, Brent J. Steele

    Reflexivity has become a common term in IR scholarship with a variety of uses and meanings. Yet for such an important concept and referent, understandings of reflexivity have been more assumed rather than developed by those who use it, from realists and constructivists to feminists and…

    Paperback – 2015-10-02
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  • Justice, Order and Anarchy

    The International Political Theory of Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, 1st Edition

    By Alex Prichard

    This book provides a contextual account of the first anarchist theory of war and peace, and sheds new light on our contemporary understandings of anarchy in International Relations. Although anarchy is arguably the core concept of the discipline of international relations, scholarship has largely…

    Paperback – 2015-05-22
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  • Alker and IR

    Global Studies in an Interconnected World, 1st Edition

    Edited by Renée Marlin-Bennett

    International Relations have rarely been considered a synthesis of humanistic and social sciences approaches to understand the complex connections of a global, and globalizing, world. One of the few scholars to have accomplished this creative blend was Hayward R. Alker. Alker and IR presents a set…

    Paperback – 2015-04-27
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  • Observing International Relations

    Niklas Luhmann and World Politics, 1st Edition

    Edited by Mathias Albert, Lena Hilkermeier

    Observing International Relations draws upon the modern systems theory of society, developed by Niklas Luhmann, to provide new perspectives on central aspects of contemporary world society and to generate theoretically informed insights on the possibilities and limits of regulation in global…

    Paperback – 2014-12-23
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  • Critical Security Methods

    New frameworks for analysis, 1st Edition

    Edited by Claudia Aradau, Jef Huysmans, Andrew Neal, Nadine Voelkner

    Critical Security Methods offers a new approach to research methods in critical security studies. It argues that methods are not simply tools to bridge the gap between security theory and security practice. Rather, to practise methods critically means engaging in a more free and experimental…

    Paperback – 2014-07-29
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  • China in UN Security Council Decision-Making on Iraq

    Conflicting Understandings, Competing Preferences, 1st Edition

    By Suzanne Xiao Yang

    With the rupture of the UN Security Council in March 2003 over the US spearheaded intervention in Iraq, the attempts made to subject the use of force to the rule of law had failed. Widespread Europe-US disagreement of the role of the UNSC has hindered more effective decisions for China and its…

    Paperback – 2014-07-04
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  • Constructing Global Enemies

    Hegemony and Identity in International Discourses on Terrorism and Drug Prohibition, 1st Edition

    By Eva Herschinger

    Constructing Global Enemies asks how and why specific interpretations of international terrorism and drug abuse have become hegemonic at the global level. The book analyses the international discourses on terrorism and drug prohibition and compares efforts to counter both, not only from a…

    Paperback – 2014-07-04
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  • Arguing Global Governance

    Agency, Lifeworld and Shared Reasoning, 1st Edition

    Edited by Corneliu Bjola, Markus Kornprobst

    This book deals with the questions of how global governance can and ought to effectively address serious global problems, such as financial instability, military conflicts, distributive injustice and increasing concerns of ecological disasters. Providing a unified theoretical framework, the…

    Paperback – 2014-06-23
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  • International Relations and Identity

    A Dialogical Approach, 1st Edition

    By Xavier Guillaume

    International Relations and Identity examines the issue of collective political identity formation and expands the concept of the international beyond the notion of states. Providing a dialogical approach to questions of identity and alterity in International Relations, the author considers how…

    Paperback – 2014-06-23
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  • NATO’s Security Discourse after the Cold War

    Representing the West, 1st Edition

    By Andreas Behnke

    This book analyses the way in which the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) defines the West after the end of the Cold War and the demise of its constitutive ‘Other’, the Soviet Union. The book offers a theoretical critique of liberal approaches to security, and focuses on NATO’s…

    Paperback – 2014-06-23
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  • Ontological Security in International Relations

    Self-Identity and the IR State, 1st Edition

    By Brent J. Steele

    The central assertion of this book is that states pursue social actions to serve self-identity needs, even when these actions compromise their physical existence. Three forms of social action, sometimes referred to as ‘motives’ of state behaviour (moral, humanitarian, and honour-driven) are…

    Paperback – 2014-05-19
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  • Constructing Sovereignty between Politics and Law

    1st Edition

    By Tanja E. Aalberts

    This book explores the interplay between sovereignty, politics and law through different conceptualizations of sovereignty. Despite developments such as European integration, globalization, and state failure, sovereignty proves to be a resilient institution in contemporary international politics.…

    Paperback – 2014-03-14
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  • Maritime Piracy and the Construction of Global Governance

    1st Edition

    Edited by Michael J. Struett, Jon D. Carlson, Mark T. Nance

    Piratical attacks have become more frequent, violent, costly and increasingly threaten to undermine order in the international system. Much attention has focused on Somalia, but piracy is a problem worldwide. Recent coordination efforts among states in South East Asia appear to have helped in the…

    Paperback – 2014-02-14
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  • European Integration and Postcolonial Sovereignty Games

    The EU Overseas Countries and Territories, 1st Edition

    Edited by Rebecca Adler-Nissen, Ulrik Pram Gad

    This book examines how sovereignty works in the context of European integration and postcolonialism. Focusing on a group of micro-polities associated with the European Union, it offers a new understanding of international relations in the context of modern sovereignty. This book offers a…

    Paperback – 2013-10-29
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  • The Dao of World Politics

    Towards a Post-Westphalian, Worldist International Relations, 1st Edition

    By L. H. M. Ling

    This book draws on Daoist yin/yang dialectics to move world politics from the current stasis of hegemony, hierarchy, and violence to a more balanced engagement with parity, fluidity, and ethics. The author theorizes that we may develop a richer, more representative approach towards sustainable and…

    Paperback – 2013-10-09
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  • Power, Realism and Constructivism

    1st Edition

    By Stefano Guzzini

    Winner of the 2014 International Studies Association Theory Section Book Award Framed by a new and substantial introductory chapter, the book collects Stefano Guzzini’s research on power, realism and constructivism. It explores the diversity of different schools and their intrinsic tensions and…

    Paperback – 2013-08-01
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  • The Politics of Becoming European

    A study of Polish and Baltic Post-Cold War security imaginaries, 1st Edition

    By Maria Mälksoo

    This book weaves together perspectives drawn from critical international relations, anthropology and social theory in order to understand the Polish and Baltic post-Cold War politics of becoming European. Approaching the study of Europe’s eastern enlargement through a post-colonial critique,…

    Paperback – 2013-06-01
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  • Bourdieu in International Relations

    Rethinking Key Concepts in IR, 1st Edition

    Edited by Rebecca Adler-Nissen

    This book rethinks the key concepts of International Relations by drawing on the work of Pierre Bourdieu. The last few years have seen a genuine wave of publications promoting sociology in international relations. Scholars have suggested that Bourdieu’s vocabulary can be applied to study security,…

    Paperback – 2013-02-19
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  • Making Sense, Making Worlds

    Constructivism in Social Theory and International Relations, 1st Edition

    By Nicholas Onuf

    Nicholas Onuf is a leading scholar in international relations and introduced constructivism to international relations, coining the term constructivism in his book World of Our Making (1989). He was featured as one of twelve scholars featured in Iver B. Neumann and Ole Wæver, eds., The Future of…

    Paperback – 2012-09-18
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  • World of Our Making

    Rules and Rule in Social Theory and International Relations, 1st Edition

    By Nicholas Onuf

    World of our Making is a major contribution to contemporary social science. Now reissued in this volume, Onuf’s seminal text is key reading for anyone who wishes to study modern international relations. Onuf understands all of international relations to be a matter of rules and rule in foreign…

    Paperback – 2012-07-06
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  • International Relations and the First Great Debate

    1st Edition

    Edited by Brian Schmidt

    This book provides an authoritative account of the controversy about the first great debate in the field of International Relations. Of all the self-images of International Relations, none is as pervasive and enduring as the notion that a great debate pitting idealists against realists took place…

    Paperback – 2012-05-10
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  • The International Politics of Judicial Intervention

    Creating a More Just Order, 1st Edition

    By Andrea Birdsall

    This volume considers the most recent demands for justice within the international system, examining how such aspirations often conflict with norms of state sovereignty and non-intervention. From an interdisciplinary approach that combines issues of International Relations with International Law,…

    Paperback – 2011-10-07
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  • Civilization and Empire

    China and Japan's Encounter with European International Society, 1st Edition

    By Shogo Suzuki

    This book critically examines the influence of International Society on East Asia, and how its attempts to introduce ‘civilization’ to ‘barbarous’ polities contributed to conflict between China and Japan. Challenging existing works that have presented the expansion of (European) International…

    Paperback – 2011-04-30
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