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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. 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 12th 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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 December 11th 2014 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 December 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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

  5. 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 November 28th 2014 by Routledge

  6. 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 20th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Race and Racism in International Relations

    Confronting the Global Colour Line

    Edited by Alexander Anievas, Nivi MANCHANDA, Robbie Robbie Shilliam

    Series: Interventions

    International Relations, as a discipline, does not grant race and racism explanatory agency in its conventional analyses, despite such issues being integral to the birth of the discipline. Race and Racism in International Relations seeks to remedy this oversight by acting as a catalyst for...

    Published November 17th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Politics in Emotion

    The Song of Telangana

    By Himadeep Muppidi

    Series: Interventions

    The work focuses on a subaltern local sovereignty movement called "Telangana" in India. Over the last ten years, this movement has engaged in a massive political mobilization, including strikes, rallies, work stoppages, occupation of public spaces, electoral contests, 200 and more political...

    Published October 7th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Ruling the Margins

    Colonial Power and Administrative Rule in the Past and Present

    By Prem Kumar Rajaram

    Series: Interventions

    Administrative rule is a type of rule centered on devising and implementing regulations governing how we live and how we conduct ourselves economically and politically, and sometimes culturally. The principle feature of this type of rule is the important question about how things should be arranged...

    Published October 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  10. Genre and the (Post-)Communist Woman

    Analyzing Transformations of the Central and Eastern European Female Ideal

    Edited by Florentina C.Andreescu, Michael J. Shapiro

    Series: Interventions

    This work is a critical intervention into the archive of female identity; it reflects on the ways in which the Central and Eastern European female ideal was constructed, represented, and embodied in communist societies and on its transformation resulting from the political, economic, and social...

    Published September 29th 2014 by Routledge