International Relations Theory Products

  • Routledge Handbook of International Political Sociology

    Edited by Xavier Guillaume, Pnar Bilgin

    This handbook presents in a comprehensive, concise and accessible overview, the emerging field of international political sociology. It summarizes and synthesizes existing knowledge in the field while presenting central themes and methodologies that have been at the centre of its development,…

    Hardback – 2016-12-08 
    Routledge

  • Sincerity in Politics and International Relations

    Edited by Sorin Baiasu, Sylvie Loriaux

    This edited volume examines concepts of sincerity in politics and international relations in order to discuss what we should expect of politicians, within what parameters they should work, and how their decisions and actions could be made consistent with morality. The volume features an…

    Hardback – 2016-12-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics

  • Reinventing Regional Security Institutions in Asia and Africa

    Power shifts, ideas, and institutional change

    By Kei Koga

    Regional security institutions play a significant role in shaping the behavior of existing and rising regional powers by nurturing security norms and rules, monitoring state activities, and sometimes imposing sanctions, thereby formulating the configuration of regional security dynamics. Yet, their…

    Hardback – 2016-12-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics

  • Fairy Tales and International Relations

    A Folklorist Reading of IR Textbooks

    By Kathryn Starnes

    This book offers a critical engagement with contemporary IR textbooks via a novel folklorist approach. Two parts of the folklorist approach are developed, addressing story structures via resemblances to two fairy tales, and engaging with the role of authors via framing gestures. The book not only…

    Hardback – 2016-12-07 
    Routledge
    Worlding Beyond the West

  • International Institutions in World History

    Divorcing International Relations Theory from the State and Stage Models

    By Laust Schouenborg

    This book presents a case for a basic reorientation of International Relations away from the state and towards the study of social institutions in the sense of patterned practices, ideas and norms/rules. IR has always suffered from a parochial occupation with the state and the Western system of…

    Hardback – 2016-12-07 
    Routledge
    Worlding Beyond the West

  • Asylum Seekers, Sovereignty, and the Senses of the International

    A Politico-corporeal Struggle

    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 – 2016-12-05 
    Routledge
    Interventions

  • Masculinity and New War

    The gendered dynamics of contemporary armed conflict

    By David Duriesmith

    This book advances the claims of feminist international relations scholars that the social construction of masculinities is key to resolving the scourges of militarism, sexual violence and international insecurity. More than two decades of feminist research has charted the dynamic relationship…

    Hardback – 2016-11-21 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Gender and Global Politics

  • Fiascos in Public Policy and Foreign Policy

    Edited by Kai Oppermann, Alexander Spencer

    The collection brings together scholars from Public Policy and Foreign Policy to address the theme of policy fiascos. So far research on failure and fiascos in both Public Policy and Foreign Policy has existed independent of each other with very little communication between the two sub-disciplines.…

    Hardback – 2016-11-18 
    Routledge
    European Public Policy Series

  • The Routledge Handbook of International Resilience

    Edited by David Chandler, Jon Coaffee

    Resilience is increasingly discussed as a key concept across many fields of international policy-making from sustainable development and climate change, insecurity, conflict and terrorism to urban and rural planning, international aid provision and the prevention of and responses to natural and…

    Hardback – 2016-11-17 
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Handbook of Soft Power

    Edited by Naren Chitty, Li Ji, Gary Rawnsley, Craig Hayden

    The Routledge Handbook of Soft Power is the first volume to offer a comprehensive and detailed picture of soft power and associated forms of public diplomacy. The terms soft power and public diplomacy have enormous currency in media and policy discourse, yet despite all the attention the terms…

    Hardback – 2016-11-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Friendship in Politics

    Theorizing Amity in and between States

    Edited by Preston King, Graham M. Smith

    Previously published as a special issue of the Critical Review of Social and Political Philosophy, this volume throws light on the place of friendship in politics by connecting theoretical questions to empirical answers. Today, friendship and politics are most commonly viewed as distinct and…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge

  • What Is Global Studies?

    Theory & Practice

    Edited by Manfred B. Steger, Amentahru Wahlrab

    What is Global Studies, and how does it relate to globalization? Responding to this frequently asked question, Manfred B. Steger and Amentahru Wahlrab provide the first comprehensive overview of this emerging field. Authoritative and accessible, this primer speaks to students and instructors…

    Paperback – 2016-10-28 
    Routledge

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