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Interventions

Series Editor: Jenny Edkins, Nick Vaughan-Williams

The Series provides a forum for innovative and interdisciplinary work that engages with alternative critical, post-structural, feminist, postcolonial, psychoanalytic and cultural approaches to international relations and global politics. In our first 5 years we have published 60 volumes.

We aim to advance understanding of the key areas in which scholars working within broad critical post-structural traditions have chosen to make their interventions, and to present innovative analyses of important topics. Titles in the series engage with critical thinkers in philosophy, sociology, politics and other disciplines and provide situated historical, empirical and textual studies in international politics.

 

We are very happy to discuss your ideas at any stage of the project: just contact us for advice or proposal guidelines. Proposals should be submitted directly to the Series Editors:

  • Jenny Edkins (jennyedkins@hotmail.com) and
  • Nick Vaughan-Williams (N.Vaughan-Williams@Warwick.ac.uk).

‘As Michel Foucault has famously stated, "knowledge is not made for understanding; it is made for cutting" In this spirit The Edkins - Vaughan-Williams Interventions series solicits cutting edge, critical works that challenge mainstream understandings in international relations. It is the best place to contribute post disciplinary works that think rather than merely recognize and affirm the world recycled in IR's traditional geopolitical imaginary.’

Michael J. Shapiro, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, USA

 

New and Published Books

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  1. Sexualities in World Politics

    How LGBTQ claims shape International Relations

    Edited by Manuela Lavinas Picq, Markus Thiel

    Series: Interventions

    As LGBTQ claims acquire global relevance, how do sexual politics impact the study of International Relations? This book argues that LGBTQ perspectives are not only an inherent part of world politics but can also influence IR theory-making. LGBTQ politics have simultaneously gained international...

    Published May 15th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Foucault & the Politics of Hearing

    By Lauri Siisiäinen

    Series: Interventions

    The issue of the senses and sensual perception in Michel Foucault’s thought has been a source of prolific discussion already for quite some time. Often, Foucault has been accused of overemphasizing the centrality of sight, and has been portrayed as yet another thinker representative of Western...

    Published April 27th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Volunteer Tourism in the Global South

    Giving Back in Neoliberal Times

    By Wanda Vrasti

    Series: Interventions

    This work explores the increasingly popular phenomenon of volunteer tourism in the Global South, paying particular attention to the governmental rationalities and socio-economic conditions that valorise it as a noble and necessary cultural practice. Combining theoretical research with primary data...

    Published April 27th 2015 by Routledge

  4. The Persistence of Nationalism

    From Imagined Communities to Urban Encounters

    By Angharad Closs Stephens

    Series: Interventions

    This is a book about the difficulties of thinking and acting politically in ways that refuse the politics of nationalism. The book offers a detailed study of how contemporary attempts by theorists of cosmopolitanism, citizenship, globalism and multiculturalism to go beyond nationalism often...

    Published April 27th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Face Politics

    By Jenny Edkins

    Series: Interventions

    The face is central to contemporary politics. In Deleuze and Guattari’s work on faciality we find an assertion that the face is a particular politics, and dismantling the face is also a politics. This book explores the politics of such diverse issues as images and faces in photographs and...

    Published April 16th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Empire Within

    International Hierarchy and its Imperial Laboratories of Governance

    By Alexander D Barder

    Series: Interventions

    This book explores the reverberating impacts between historical and contemporary imperial laboratories and their metropoles through three case studies concerning violence, surveillance and political economy. The invasions of Afghanistan in 2001 and Iraq in 2003 forced the United States to...

    Published March 19th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Interpretive Approaches to Global Climate Governance

    (De)constructing the Greenhouse

    Edited by Chris Methmann, Delf Rothe, Benjamin Stephan

    Series: Interventions

    Global climate change is perceived to be one of the biggest challenges for international politics in the 21st century. This work seeks to fuse a global governance perspective together with different interpretive approaches, offering a novel way of looking at international climate politics. Equipped...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  8. The Grammar of Politics and Performance

    Edited by Shirin M Rai, Janelle Reinelt

    Series: Interventions

    This volume brings together important work at the intersection of politics and performance studies. While the languages of theatre and performance have long been deployed by other disciplines, these are seldom deployed seriously and pursued systematically to discover the actual nature of the...

    Published December 8th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Re-Imagining North Korea in International Politics

    Problems and alternatives

    By Shine Choi

    Series: Interventions

    The global consensus in academic, specialist and public realms is that North Korea is a problem: its nuclear ambitions pose a threat to international security, its levels of poverty indicate a humanitarian crisis and its political repression signals a failed state. This book examines the cultural...

    Published December 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  10. War, Police and Assemblages of Intervention

    Edited by Jan Bachmann, Colleen Bell, Caroline Holmqvist

    Series: Interventions

    This book reflects on the way in which war and police/policing intersect in contemporary Western-led interventions in the global South. The volume combines empirically oriented work with ground-breaking theoretical insights and aims to collect, for the first time, thoughts on how war and...

    Published November 19th 2014 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Sexualities in World Politics: How LGBTQ claims shape International Relations
    Edited by Manuela Lavinas Picq, Markus Thiel
    To Be Published June 5th 2015
  2. On Schmitt and Space
    By Claudio Minca, Rory Rowan
    To Be Published June 23rd 2015
  3. Emotions, Politics and War
    Edited by Linda Åhäll, Thomas Gregory
    To Be Published July 13th 2015
  4. Jacques Lacan: Between Psychoanalysis and Politics
    Edited by Samo Tomšič, Andreja Zevnik
    To Be Published August 18th 2015
  5. The Value of Resilience: Securing life in the twenty-first century
    By Chris Zebrowski
    To Be Published August 19th 2015
  6. Political Aesthetics: Culture, Critique and the Everyday
    Edited by Arundhati Virmani
    To Be Published September 2nd 2015
  7. Researching War: Feminist Methods, Ethics and Politics
    Edited by Annick T. R. Wibben
    To Be Published October 1st 2015
  8. Biopolitics of Lifestyle
    By Christopher Mayes
    To Be Published October 1st 2015
  9. The Anarchist Imagination: Anarchism Encounters the Humanities and Social Sciences
    Edited by Carl Levy, Saul Newman
    To Be Published October 30th 2015
  10. Walzer, Just War and Iraq: Ethics as Response
    By Ronan O'Callaghan
    To Be Published October 30th 2015

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