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Nothing to Fear but Fear: Governmentality and the Biopolitical Production of Terror
Moving beyond the political framework of both Hobbes and Schmitt that privileges a centralization of power as a way of dealing with the fear of violent death, this article turns to Foucault’sExpand
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The closing of the American mind: ‘American School’ International Relations and the state of grand theory
Senior ‘American School’ International Relations theorists — John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt, Robert Keohane, and others — have evinced a growing concern about a rise of technocraticExpand
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Beyond Biopolitics: Theory, Violence, and Horror in World Politics
Introduction: Beyond Biopolitics 1. Agonal Sovereignty: Rethinking War Politics in an Age of Terror 2. Nothing to Feat but Fear Itself: Governmentality and the Reproduction of Terror 3. The Nomos ofExpand
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‘The World Is Too Much with Us’: Reification and the Depoliticising of Via Media Constructivist IR
International Relations’ constructivist turn – that body of approaches emerging in the late 1980s/early 1990s in which international outcomes were held to be predicated upon complex socialExpand
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Empire Within: International Hierarchy and its Imperial Laboratories of Governance
Introduction Empire as International Hierarchy 1. International Relations Theory: Hierarchy and the Problem of Empire 2. Imperial Laboratories of Violence: A Genealogy of the Camp 3. ImperialExpand
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Neo-Materialist Ecologies and Global Systemic Crises
Abstract Liberal international relations theory largely rests on the assumption that the contemporary international liberal order is robust enough to withstand crises of political authority and/orExpand
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Rethinking International History, Theory and the Event with Hannah Arendt
This paper reconsiders the event in International Relations (IR) through the writings of Hannah Arendt. The event has for too long been neglected in IR; international events are overwhelminglyExpand
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Scientific racism, race war and the global racial imaginary
Abstract The premise of this paper is the elucidation of a different ontology of global politics and order of the nineteenth century. International relations theory takes for granted a largelyExpand
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Reconsidering the Place of Violence in Hannah Arendt's Thought: The Agonistic Event and the Unpredictability of Political Beginnings
Hannah Arendt's thought has enjoyed a remarkable resurgence of interest among international relations and political theorists in recent years. Yet few among Arendt's commentators have sought toExpand
American Hegemony Comes Home
International theorists have long argued over the longevity of American hegemony and whether or not the American-centered international order is currently in crisis. What remains largely missing inExpand
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