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Hospitality and World Politics

Hospitality and World Politics Author Gideon Baker
ISBN-10 9781137290007
Release 2013-02-07
Pages 257
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A long neglected concept in the field of international relations and political theory, hospitality provides a new framework for analysing many of the challenges in world politics today, from the search for peaceable relations between states to asylum and refugee crises.

Ethical Reasoning in International Affairs

Ethical Reasoning in International Affairs Author C. Navari
ISBN-10 9781137290960
Release 2013-11-06
Pages 251
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Arguing for a middle ground between idealism and realism, this book considers the most pressing ethical and moral issues in contemporary international politics, including intervention, human rights and aid, and sets about reasoning how to resolve them in politically realistic ways.

Deviance in International Relations

Deviance in International Relations Author W. Wagner
ISBN-10 9781137357274
Release 2014-03-30
Pages 215
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Rogue states' have been high on the policy agenda for many years but their theoretical significance for international relations has remained poorly understood. In contrast to the bulk of writings on 'rogue states' that address them merely as a policy challenge, this book studies what we can learn from deviance about international politics.

A Poststructuralist Discourse Theory of Global Politics

A Poststructuralist Discourse Theory of Global Politics Author Dirk Nabers
ISBN-10 9781137528070
Release 2015-10-07
Pages 272
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This book develops a discourse theory of crisis and change in global politics. Crisis is conceptualized as structural dislocation, resting on difference and incompleteness. Change is seen as the continuous but ultimately futile effort to gain a full identity. The incompleteness and contingent character of the social represents the most important condition for democratic politics to become possible and for a theory of crisis and change to become conceivable. In this new understanding, crisis loses its everyday meaning of a periodically occurring event. Instead, crisis becomes an omnipresent feature of the social fabric. It represents the absence of ground, of social foundation, and it rests within the subject as well as within the social whole.

Terrorism Tourism and the End of Hospitality in the West

Terrorism  Tourism and the End of Hospitality in the  West Author Maximiliano E. Korstanje
ISBN-10 9783319522524
Release 2017-06-30
Pages 204
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This book explores how the contemporary threat of terrorism is eroding the concept of hospitality in the West. Going beyond the immediate effects of terrorism that are daily portrayed in the media and have shaped the foreign policy agenda of politicians in Europe and the US, this study explores the conceptual framework of how terrorism emerged and expanded within the West and shows how it interacts with, and targets, leisure consumerism and the international hospitality industry.

Europe s Prolonged Crisis

Europe   s Prolonged Crisis Author Virginie Guiraudon
ISBN-10 9781137493675
Release 2016-04-29
Pages 297
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This collection presents a political sociology of crisis in Europe. Focusing on state and society transformations in the context of the 2008 financial crisis and its aftermath in Europe, it observes a return of redistributive conflicts that correlates with a 'new politics of identity', nationalism, regionalism and expressions of Euroscepticism.

Mega Events in Post Soviet Eurasia

Mega Events in Post Soviet Eurasia Author Andrey Makarychev
ISBN-10 9781137490957
Release 2016-06-29
Pages 229
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The edited volume explains why sport mega events can be discussed from the viewpoint of politics and power, and what this discussion can add to the existing scholarship on political regimes, international norms, national identities, and cultural narratives. The book collects case studies written by insiders from different countries of post-Soviet Eurasia that have recently hosted— or intend to host in the future —sporting events of a global scale. Contributing authors discuss cultural, political, and economic strategies of host governments, examining them from the vantage point of an increasing shift of the global sport industry to non-Western countries. Mega-events often draw domestic lines of cultural and social exclusion within host’s polities. It is these ruptures and gaps this volume explores, contributing to a better understanding of the intricate interconnections between global institutions and national identities.

Aesthetics and World Politics

Aesthetics and World Politics Author R. Bleiker
ISBN-10 9780230244375
Release 2009-08-28
Pages 271
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This book presents one of the first systematic assessments of aesthetic insights into world politics. It examines the nature of aesthetic approaches and outlines how they differ from traditional analysis of politics. The book explores the potential and limits of aesthetics through a series of case studies on language and poetics.

The Logics of Biopower and the War on Terror

The Logics of Biopower and the War on Terror Author International Studies Association. Annual Convention
ISBN-10 9781137043795
Release 2007
Pages 252
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The Logics of Biopower and the War on Terror has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Logics of Biopower and the War on Terror also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Logics of Biopower and the War on Terror book for free.

International Relations and Non Western Thought

International Relations and Non Western Thought Author Robbie Shilliam
ISBN-10 9781136903533
Release 2010-09-13
Pages 288
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International Relations, as a discipline, tends to focus upon European and Western canons of modern social and political thought. Alternatively, this book explores the global imperial and colonial context within which knowledge of modernity has been developed. The chapters sketch out the historical depth and contemporary significance of non-Western thought on modernity, as well as the rich diversity of its individuals, groups, movements and traditions. The contributors theoretically and substantively engage with non-Western thought in ways that refuse to render it exotic to, superfluous to or derivative of the orthodox Western canon of social and political thought. Taken as a whole, the book provides deep insights into the contested nature of a global modernity shaped so fundamentally by Western colonialism and imperialism. Now, as ever, these insights are desperately needed for a discipline that is so closely implicated in Western foreign policy making and yet retains such a myopic horizon of inquiry. This work provides a significant contribution to the field and will be of great interest to all scholars of politics, political theory and international relations theory.

Refugees Theatre and Crisis

Refugees  Theatre and Crisis Author Alison Jeffers
ISBN-10 9780230247475
Release 2012
Pages 197
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Refugees who have travelled to western states to claim asylum must prove that they are 'Convention refugees' before they can be considered 'legitimate': they must show that they have fled individual persecution in their home country and that they fear persecution should they return. In the course of arguing their case as 'Convention refugees' they become enmeshed in bureaucratic performance which often casts them as conventional refugees , those who confirm to cultural expectations of suffering, passivity and silence. This book examines a range of theatre and performance practices that address questions of responsibility, hospitality and understanding. Using examples from Europe, Australia and the US it shows how theatre has represented refugees to the citizens of those states. It discusses the many ways that refugees have represented themselves through theatre and the arts and the challenges that they face as a result of mistrust and the expectations that are placed on them.

Food Parcels in International Migration

Food Parcels in International Migration Author Diana Mata-Codesal
ISBN-10 9783319403731
Release 2017-09-08
Pages 223
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This book takes food parcels as a vehicle for exploring relationships, intimacy, care, consumption, exchange, and other fundamental anthropological concerns, examining them in relation to wider transnational spaces. As the contributors to this volume argue, food and its related practices offer a window through which to examine the reconciliation of people’s localised intimate experiences with globalising forces. Their analyses contribute to an embodied and sensorial approach to social change by examining migrants and their families’ experiences of global connectedness through familiar objects and narratives. By bringing in in-depth ethnographic insights from different social and economic contexts, this book widens the understanding of the lived experiences of mobility and goes beyond the divide between origin and destination countries, therefore contributing to new ways of thinking about migration and transnationalism that take into consideration the materiality of global connections and the way such connections are embodied and experienced at the local level.

Childhood and Nation

Childhood and Nation Author Zsuzsanna Millei
ISBN-10 9781137477835
Release 2016-04-29
Pages 265
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Childhood and Nation explores the historical and manifold current relations between nation and childhood. Millei and Imre bring together an international and interdisciplinary group of scholars to address many pressing questions of today. The analytical incisions created by nation and childhood bring answers to the following questions: How do national agendas related to economic, social and political problems exploit children and tighten their regulation? How do representations of nations take advantage of ideals of childhood? Why do nations look to children and search for those characteristics of childhood that help them solve environmental and humanitarian issues? The book offers a fresh look at the theme of nation and childhood by offering multiple methodologies from fields including education, policy studies, political science, sociology, anthropology, literature, and psychology.

The Refugee Crisis and Religion

The Refugee Crisis and Religion Author Luca Mavelli
ISBN-10 1783488956
Release 2016-12-01
Pages 240
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This volume gathers together expertise from academics and practitioners in order to investigate the interconnections and interactions between religion, migration and the refugee regime.

Qualitative Methods in International Relations

Qualitative Methods in International Relations Author A. Klotz
ISBN-10 9780230584129
Release 2008-02-27
Pages 260
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We still lack practical answers to one of the most basic questions in empirical research:How should researchers interpret meanings? The contributors take seriously the goals of both post-modernist and positivist researchers, as they offer detailed guidance on how to apply specific tools of analysis and how to circumvent their inherent limitations.

Normative Power Europe

Normative Power Europe Author R. Whitman
ISBN-10 9780230305601
Release 2011-06-21
Pages 306
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The notion of Normative Power Europe (NPE) is that the EU is an 'ideational' actor characterised by common principles and acting to diffuse norms within international relations. Contributors assess the impact of NPE and offer new perspectives for the future exploration of one of the most widely used ideas in the study of the EU in the last decade.

International Politics and Performance

International Politics and Performance Author Jenny Edkins
ISBN-10 9781134664535
Release 2013-11-07
Pages 278
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In recent years we have witnessed an increasing convergence of work in International Politics and Performance Studies around the troubled, and often troubling, relationship between politics and aesthetics. Whilst examination of political aesthetics, aesthetic politics, and politics of aesthetic practice has been central to research in both disciplines for some time, the emergence of a distinctive ‘performative turn’ in International Politics and a critical return to the centrality of politics and the concept of ‘the political’ in Performance Studies highlights the importance of investigating the productivity of bringing the methods and approaches of the two fields of enquiry into dialogue and mutual relation. Exploring a wide range of issues including rioting, youth-driven protests, border security practices and the significance of cultural awareness in war, this text provides an accessible and cutting edge survey of the intersection of international politics and performance examining issues surrounding the politics of appearance, image, event and place; and discusses the development and deployment of innovative critical and creative research methods, from auto-ethnography to site-specific theatre-making, from philosophical aesthetics to the aesthetic thought of new securities scenario-planning. The book’s focus throughout is on the materiality of performance practices—on the politics of making, spectating, and participating in a variety of modes as political actors and audiences—whilst also seeking to explicate the performative dynamics of creative and critical thinking. Structured thematically and framed by a detailed introduction and conclusion, the focus is on producing a dialogue between contributors and providing an essential reference point in this developing field. This work is essential reading for students of politics and performance and will be of great interest to students and scholars of IR, performance studies and cultural studies.