Reassembling International Theory

Assemblage Thinking and International Relations

Author: Simon Curtis

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137383968

Category: Social Science

Page: 146

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What can 'assemblage' thinking contribute to the study of international relations theory? This study seeks to investigate how the various debates on assemblages in social theory can contribute to generating critical considerations on the connections and dissociation of political agency, physical world and international dynamics.

Routledge Handbook of International Political Sociology

Author: Xavier Guillaume,P?nar Bilgin

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1315446472

Category: Political Science

Page: 414

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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, providing the reader with a sense of the diversity and research dynamics that are at the heart of international political sociology as a field of study. A wide range of topics covered include: International political sociology and its cognate disciplines and fields of study; Key themes including security, mobility, finance, development, gender, religion, health, global elites and the environment; Methodologies on how to engage with international political sociology including fieldwork, archives, discourse, ethnography, assemblage, materiality, social spaces and visuality; Current and future challenges of international political sociology addressed by three key scholars. Providing a synthetic reference point, summarizing key achievements and engagements while putting forward future developments and potential fruitful lines of inquiry, it is an invaluable resource for students, academics and researchers from a range of disciplines, particularly international relations, political science, sociology, political geography, international law, international political economy, security studies and gender studies.

International Practice Theory

New Perspectives

Author: C. Bueger,F. Gadinger

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137395532

Category: Political Science

Page: 128

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How does the practice turn play out in international relations? This study offers a concise introduction to the core approaches, issues and methodology of International Practice Theory, examining the design, strategies and technique of practice theoretical research projects interested in global politics, and outlining issues for a future agenda.

Data-Driven Decision-Making in Schools: Lessons from Trinidad

Author: J. Yamin-Ali

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137412399

Category: Education

Page: 151

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Yamin-Ali shows how schools can undertake responsible decision-making through gathering and evaluating data, using as examples six fully developed case studies that shed light on common questions of school culture and student life, including student stress, subject selection, and the role of single-sex classes.

André Maurois (1885-1967)

Fortunes and Misfortunes of a Moderate

Author: J. Gossman

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137402709

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 123

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Respected by his peers and hugely successful internationally in his own time, André Maurois is now hardly read. Moderate and conciliatory in everything, including his literary style, he appealed to the educated reader of his time, but did those very qualities prevent him from achieving lasting distinction and impact?

Cinema and the Imagination in Katherine Mansfield's Writing

Author: M. Ascari

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137400366

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 108

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Using silent cinema as a critical lens enables us to reassess Katherine Mansfield's entire literary career. Starting from the awareness that innovation in literature is often the outcome of hybridisation, this book discusses not only a single case study, but also the intermedia exchanges in which literary modernism at large is rooted.

Post-Show Discussions in New Play Development

Author: T. Fisher

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137410965

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 108

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Many theatres host post-show discussions, or talkbacks, as part of their season. This book is a critical examination of what has/has not worked with post-show discussions utilized in new play development, providing a framework for understanding discussions, steps for building the foundation of them, and various strategies for structuring them.

Contemporary Debates in Holocaust Education

Author: M. Gray

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137388579

Category: Religion

Page: 132

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Holocaust education is a rapidly evolving and controversial field. This book, which critically analyses the very latest research, adopts a global perspective and discusses a number of the most important debates which are emerging within it such as teaching the Holocaust without survivors and the role of digital technology in the classroom.

Writing Anthropology

A Call for Uninhibited Methods

Author: F. Bouchetoux

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137404175

Category: Social Science

Page: 121

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A call for new methods for anthropology, this book explores the nature of anthropological knowledge and the conditions of integration and communication with people. Starting with an analysis of anthropologists' guilt, Fan addresses issues of reflexivity, reciprocity, and respect, then builds on this to evaluate how researchers generate knowledge.

Assembling Neoliberalism

Expertise, Practices, Subjects

Author: Vaughan Higgins,Wendy Larner

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137582049

Category: Social Science

Page: 331

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This book examines how neoliberalism is constituted from multiple, diverse elements; how these elements are brought together and made to cohere; and the challenges, contestations, and consequences of such. Informed by assemblage thinking, the collection builds on research that emphasizes the forms of experimentation, adaptation, and mutation through which neoliberalism is enacted and rendered workable across different spaces. Contributors provide original case studies on topics such as democratic administration, carbon markets, the sharing economy, behavioral economics, disease management, free trade, and youth volunteering. They interrogate the forms of expertise through which neoliberalism is rendered knowable; the diverse socio-technical practices that make neoliberalism governable; and the practices, effects, and tensions involved in the assembling of neoliberal subjects.

Private Security Companies

Transforming Politics and Security in the Czech Republic

Author: Old?ich Bureš

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137477520

Category: Political Science

Page: 176

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This study presents intriguing analysis of the impact of private security companies' practices upon the fields of security and politics in the Czech Republic. It situates cases concerning ABL, the biggest Czech private security company, in the larger social, political, legal and economic contexts of the booming private security business. This company's extensive linkages with Czech politics suggest that the continued absence of specific legislation for the regulation of private security companies' activities is due to too much, rather than too little, political interest in their activities. This is problematic, arguably, because the practices of private security companies have already contributed to a significant transformation of the Czech security field by enhancing the commodification and depoliticization of security, while ABL's use of security methods for political purposes and a business approach to politics have profoundly transformed the field of politics. Reflecting the growing interest in the privatization of security, this timely study unpacks the relationship between politics, business and security in the Czech Republic.

The Palgrave Handbook of Sexuality Education

Author: Louisa Allen,Mary Lou Rasmussen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137400331

Category: Education

Page: 720

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This authoritative, state-of-the-art Handbook provides an authoritative overview of issues within sexuality education, coupled with ground-breaking discussion of emerging and unconventional insights in the field. With 32 contributions from 12 countries it definitively traces the landscape of issues, theories and practices in sexuality education globally. These rich and multidisciplinary essays are written by renowned critical sexualities studies experts and rising stars in this area and grouped under four main areas: Global Assemblages of Sexuality Education Sexualities Education in Schools Sexual Cultures, Entertainment Media and Communication Technologies Re-animating What Else Sexuality Education Research Can Do, Be and Become Importantly, this Handbook does not equate sexuality education with safer sex education nor understand this subject as confined to school based programmes. Instead, sexuality education is understood more broadly and to occur in spaces as diverse as community settings and entertainment media, and via communication technologies. It is an essential and comprehensive reference resource for academics, students and researchers of sexuality education that both demarcates the field and stimulates critical discussion of its edges. Chapter 2 is available open access under a CC BY 4.0 license via link.springer.com.

Assemblage Theory

Author: Manuel DeLanda

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 147441365X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

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Clarifies and systematises the concepts and presuppositions behind the influential new field of assemblage theoryRead and download the preface, by series editor Graham Harman, and the Introduction to Assemblage Theory for free nowManuel DeLanda provides the first detailed overview of the assemblage theory found in germ in Deleuze and Guattari's writings. Through a series of case studies DeLanda shows how the concept can be applied to economic, linguistic and military history as well as to metaphysics, science and mathematics.DeLanda then presents the real power of assemblage theory by advancing it beyond its original formulation allowing for the integration of communities, institutional organisations, cities and urban regions. And he challenges Marxist orthodoxy with a Leftist politics of assemblages.Key FeaturesCritically connects DeLanda with more recent theoretical turns in speculative realismMakes sense of the fragmentary discussions of assemblage theory in the work of Deleuze and GuattariOpens up assemblage theory to sociology, linguistics, military organisations and science so that future researchers can rigorously deploy the concept in their own fields"e;

Constructing Global Civil Society

Morality and Power in International Relations

Author: D. Chandler

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230005845

Category: Political Science

Page: 238

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Global Civil Society is a crucial concept in International Relations today, used as both a description of new mechanisms of non-state actor and NGO engagement in international policy-making and as a normative political project of international change. David Chandler critically investigates the claims made by the advocates of global civil society, analyzing the limits of the concept as a way of describing actual policy processes and the political dynamics behind the search for an international source of collective ethical values and social change.

International Statebuilding

The Rise of Post-Liberal Governance

Author: David Chandler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136940480

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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This concise and accessible new text offers original and insightful analysis of the policy paradigm informing international statebuilding interventions. The book covers the theoretical frameworks and practices of international statebuilding, the debates they have triggered, and the way that international statebuilding has developed in the post-Cold War era. Spanning a broad remit of policy practices from post-conflict peacebuilding to sustainable development and EU enlargement, Chandler draws out how these policies have been cohered around the problematization of autonomy or self-government. Rather than promoting democracy on the basis of the universal capacity of people for self-rule, international statebuilding assumes that people lack capacity to make their own judgements safely and therefore that democracy requires external intervention and the building of civil society and state institutional capacity. Chandler argues that this policy framework inverses traditional liberal–democratic understandings of autonomy and freedom – privileging governance over government – and that the dominance of this policy perspective is a cause of concern for those who live in states involved in statebuilding as much as for those who are subject to these new regulatory frameworks. Encouraging readers to reflect upon the changing understanding of both state–society relations and of the international sphere itself, this work will be of great interest to all scholars of international relations, international security and development.

Theories of International Relations

Author: Scott Burchill,Andrew Linklater,Richard Devetak,Jack Donnelly,Terry Nardin,Matthew Paterson,Christian Reus-Smit,Jacqui True

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137311363

Category: Political Science

Page: 392

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The fully updated and revised fifth edition of this widely-used text provides a comprehensive survey of leading perspectives in the field. Updated throughout to take account of major events and developments, such as the Arab Spring, it also includes new material on neo-realism and neo-liberalism, postcolonialism and cosmopolitanism.

Visual Global Politics

Author: Roland Bleiker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780415726061

Category: Digital media

Page: 390

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Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Table of Contents -- Mapping visual global politics -- 1 Body -- 2 Borders -- 3 Celebrity -- 4 Children -- 5 Climate -- 6 CNN effect -- 7 Colonialism -- 8 Compassion fatigue -- 9 Culture -- 10 Democracy -- 11 Development -- 12 Digital media -- 13 Diplomacy -- 14 Drones -- 15 Empathy -- 16 Face -- 17 Famine -- 18 Fear -- 19 Finance -- 20 Foreign policy -- 21 Gender -- 22 Geopolitics -- 23 Humanitarianism -- 24 Human rights -- 25 Icons -- 26 Identity -- 27 Indigeneity -- 28 Invisibility -- 29 Memory -- 30 Militarisation -- 31 Nation -- 32 Peace -- 33 Perpetrators -- 34 Pictorial turn -- 35 Protest -- 36 Rape -- 37 Refugees -- 38 Religion -- 39 Roma -- 40 Satellites -- 41 Security -- 42 Sexual violence -- 43 State -- 44 Surveillance -- 45 Territory -- 46 Time -- 47 Trauma -- 48 Travel -- 49 Violence -- 50 War -- 51 Witnessing -- Acknowledgements -- Contributors -- List of illustrations -- Bibliography -- Index

Theorizing Foreign Policy in a Globalized World

Author: Knud Erik Jørgensen,Gunther Hellmann

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137431911

Category: Political Science

Page: 254

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In this collection of refreshing and provocative essays, the contributors to Theorizing Foreign Policy in a Globalized World reflect on the game-changing political impact of globalization, outlining the situation as it currently stands and suggesting strategies for analyzing foreign policy and global governance.

Citizenship and Security

The Constitution of Political Being

Author: Xavier Guillaume,Jef Huysmans

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135045879

Category: Political Science

Page: 236

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This book engages the intense relationship between citizenship and security in modern politics. It focuses on questions of citizenship in security analysis in order to critically evaluate how political being is and can be constituted in relation to securitising practices. In light of contemporary issues and events such as human rights regimes, terrorism, identity control, commercialisation of security, diaspora, and border policies, this book addresses a citizenship deficit in security studies. The chapters introduce several key political themes that characterise the interplays between citizenship and security: changes in citizenship regimes, the renewed insecurity of citizenship-state relations, the emerging ways by which the political and national communities are crafted, and the ways democratic societies and regimes react in times of insecurity. Approaching citizenship as both a governmental practice and a resource of political contestation, the book aims to highlight what political challenges and contestations are created in situations where security intensely meets citizenship today. This book will be of interest to scholars of security studies and security politics, citizenship studies, and international relations.