the vulnerable subject beyond rationalism in international relations

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The Vulnerable Subject

Author : Amanda Russell Beattie
ISBN : 9780230293465
Genre : Philosophy
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International Relations scholarship has typically engaged with vulnerability as a problem to be solved through 'rational' attempts to craft a global order marked by universality, predictability and stability. By recovering an awareness of the persistently vulnerable human subject, this book argues that we can re-engage with issues of emotion, relationality, community and history that are often excluded from the study of global politics. This collection proposes an agonistic approach to international ethics and politics, eschewing a rationalism that radically privileges white Western conceptions of the world and that actively oppresses alternative voices. The Vulnerable Subject addresses issues such as trust, judgement, climate change, identity, and post-colonial relations, allowing for a profound rethinking of one of the core driving assumptions at the heart of international politics.

The Politics Of Vulnerability

Author : Estelle Ferrarese
ISBN : 9781351719551
Genre : Philosophy
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Vulnerability is a concept with fleeting contours as much it is an idea with assured academic success. In the United States, torturable, "mutilatable," and killable bodies are a wide topic of discussion, especially after September 11 and the ensuing bellicosity. In Europe, current reflection on vulnerability has emerged from a thematic of precarity and exclusion; the term evokes lives that are dispensable, evictable, deportable, and the abandoning of individuals to naked forces of the market. But if the theme has had notable fortune, it also continues to come up against considerable reluctance. The political scope of vulnerability is often denied: it seems inevitably to be relegated to the sphere of "good sentiments." This book aims to address this criticism. It shows that by questioning our hegemonic anthropology, by reinventing the categories of freedom, equality, and being-in-common based on the body, by overthrowing the legitimate grammar of political discourse, and by redefining the political subject – the category of vulnerability, far from being conservative or a-political, works to undo the world such as it is. This book was originally published as a special issue of Critical Horizons.

Routledge Handbook Of Ethics And International Relations

Author : Brent J. Steele
ISBN : 9780429761874
Genre : Political Science
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Ethics and International Relations (IR), once considered along the margins of the IR field, has emerged as one of the most eclectic and interdisciplinary research areas today. Yet the same diversity that enriches this field also makes it a difficult one to characterize. Is it, or should it only be, the social-scientific pursuit of explaining and understanding how ethics influences the behaviours of actors in international relations? Or, should it be a field characterized by what the world should be like, based on philosophical, normative and policy-based arguments? This Handbook suggests that it can actually be both, as the contributions contained therein demonstrate how those two conceptions of Ethics and International Relations are inherently linked. Seeking to both provide an overview of the field and to drive debates forward, this Handbook is framed by an opening chapter providing a concise and accessible overview of the complex history of the field of Ethics and IR, and a conclusion that discusses how the field may progress in the future and what subjects are likely to rise to prominence. Within are 44 distinct and original contributions from scholars teaching and researching in the field, which are structured around 8 key thematic sections: Philosophical Resources International Relations Theory Religious Traditions International Security and Just War Justice, Rights and Global Governance International Intervention Global Economics Environment, Health and Migration Drawing together a diverse range of scholars, the Routledge Handbook of Ethics and International Relations provides a cutting-edge overview of the field by bringing together these eclectic, albeit dynamic, themes and topics. It will be an essential resource for students and scholars alike.

Ethical Security Studies

Author : Jonna Nyman
ISBN : 9781317431817
Genre : Political Science
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At a time of grave ethical failure in global security affairs, this is the first book to bring together emerging theoretical debates on ethics and ethical reasoning within security studies. In this volume, working from a diverse range of perspectives—poststructuralism, liberalism, feminism, just war, securitization, and critical theory—leading scholars in the field of security studies consider the potential for ethical visions of security, and lay the ground for a new field: "ethical security studies". These ethical ‘visions’ of security engage directly with the meaning and value of security and security practice, and consider four key questions: • Who, or what, should be secured? • What are the fundamental grounds and commitments of different security ethics? • Who or what are the most legitimate agents, providers or speakers of security? • What do ethical security practices look like? What ethical principles, arguments, or procedures, will generate and guide ethical security practices? Informed by a rich understanding of the intellectual and historical experience of security, the contributors advance innovative methodological, analytical, political and ethical arguments that represent the cutting edge of the field. This book opens a new phase of collaboration and growth that promises to have great benefits for the more humane, effective and ethical practice of security politics. This book will be of much interest to students of critical security studies, ethics, philosophy, and international relations.

Gillian Rose

Author : Kate Schick
ISBN : 9780748655601
Genre : Philosophy
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Kate Schick locates the philosophy of Gillian Rose within wider discussions of contemporary political issues, such as trauma and memory, exclusion and difference, tragedy and messianic utopia. Schick argues that Rose brings a powerful and timely voice to

Refugees In International Relations

Author : Alexander Betts
ISBN : 9780199595624
Genre : Political Science
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Drawing together the work and ideas of a combination of the world's leading and emerging International Relations scholars, Refugees in International Relations provides a comprehensive and challenging overview of the international politics of forced migration.

Weltordnung

Author : Henry A. Kissinger
ISBN : 9783641155483
Genre : Political Science
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Henry Kissinger über die größte Herausforderung des 21. Jahrhunderts Hat das westlich geprägte Wertesystem im 21. Jahrhundert angesichts aufstrebender Mächte mit gänzlich anderem Menschenbild und Gesellschaftskonzept als Basis einer Frieden stiftenden Weltordnung ausgedient? Henry Kissinger, über Jahrzehnte zentrale Figur der US-Außenpolitik und Autorität für Fragen der internationalen Beziehungen, sieht unsere Epoche vor existenziellen Herausforderungen angesichts zunehmender Spannungen. In der heutigen global eng vernetzten Welt wäre eine Ordnung vonnöten, die von Menschen unterschiedlicher Kultur, Geschichte und Tradition akzeptiert wird und auf einem Regelwerk beruht, das in der Lage ist, regionale wie globale Kriege einzudämmen. Der Autor analysiert die Entstehung der unterschiedlichen Ordnungssysteme etwa in China, den islamischen Ländern oder im Westen und unternimmt den Versuch, das Trennende zwischen ihnen zusammenzuführen und den Grundstein für eine zukünftige friedliche Weltordnung zu legen.

Internationale Beziehungen Als Wissenschaft

Author : Ekkehart Krippendorff
ISBN : STANFORD:36105081068962
Genre : International relations
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The Sais Review Of International Affairs

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ISBN : NWU:35556039244488
Genre : World politics
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Der Skandal Der Vielfalt

Author : Volker Heins
ISBN : 9783593399690
Genre : Social Science
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Der Bau von Moscheen, das Tragen von Kopftüchern in Schulen, das jüdische und muslimische Beschneidungsritual - in den Debatten, die erregt über diese Praktiken geführt werden, erscheinen "fremde" Kulturen und Religionen oft als bedrohend, ja skandalös. Dieser Haltung steht das politische Konzept des Multikulturalismus gegenüber, das für Schutz und Anerkennung kultureller Unterschiede durch Staat und Gesellschaft eintritt. In der politischen Theorie wie in der breiten Öffentlichkeit löst dieser Ansatz heute aber vielfach Unbehagen aus. Der Sozialwissenschaftler Volker M. Heins, der viele Jahre in Kanada, den USA, Israel und Indien gelebt hat, fragt nach den Ursachen dieses Unbehagens. In seinem gut lesbaren Überblick über die internationale Multikulturalismusdebatte zeichnet er die Fortschritte und Rückschläge bei der Auseinandersetzung nach, die in den letzten Jahrzehnten über kulturelle Vielfalt geführt wurde. Seine These lautet, dass der Streit um den Multikulturalismus - um religiöse Symbole, Sprachkompetenz von Migranten, Import internationaler Konflikte, Chancen auf dem Arbeitsmarkt - grundlegende Fragen von Identität, Differenz und Solidarität berührt, die weder im Nationalstaat noch im vereinten Europa gelöst worden sind.

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