Reassembling International Theory

Reassembling International Theory

What can 'assemblage' thinking contribute to the study of international relations theory?

Author: Michele Acuto

Publisher: Palgrave Pivot

ISBN: 113738395X

Category: Political Science

Page: 158

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What can 'assemblage thinking' contribute to international theory? Assemblages have been invoked in several disciplines to make sense of the heterogeneity of the elements of society and the ways in which these are politically intertwined. Can parallel developments be prompted in IR? Reassembling International Theory investigates how the contemporary debates on assemblages in social theory can contribute to generating critical considerations on the connections and dissociation of political agency, physical world and international dynamics. It draws on a variety of international relations experiences and on conversations with key 'assemblage' theorists to tease out the theoretical and methodological implications, ontological and material dynamics, as well as the politics of assemblage thinking. Including contributions from Rita Abrahamsen, Roland Bleiker, Antoine Bousquet, Christian Bueger, David Chandler, Stephen Collier, Olaf Corry, Xavier Guillaume, Graham Harman, Debbie Lisle, Maximilian Mayer, Aihwa Ong, Mark Salter, Saskia Sassen, Peer Schouten, Nick Srnicek and Michael Williams, this text will appeal to scholars in International Relations, Political Sociology and Human Geography.
Categories: Political Science

Reassembling International Theory

Reassembling International Theory

What can 'assemblage' thinking contribute to the study of international relations theory?

Author: Simon Curtis

Publisher: Palgrave Pivot

ISBN: 134948072X

Category: Social Science

Page: 146

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What can 'assemblage' thinking contribute to the study of international relations theory? This study seeks to investigate how the various debates on assemblages in social theory can contribute to generating critical considerations on the connections and dissociation of political agency, physical world and international dynamics.
Categories: Social Science

Reassembling International Theory

Reassembling International Theory

Reassembling International Theory: AssemblageThinking and International Relations. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. DOI: 10.1057/9781137383969. The articles collected in this volume show the potential fertility.

Author: Simon Curtis

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137383969

Category: Social Science

Page: 146

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What can 'assemblage' thinking contribute to the study of international relations theory? This study seeks to investigate how the various debates on assemblages in social theory can contribute to generating critical considerations on the connections and dissociation of political agency, physical world and international dynamics.
Categories: Social Science

Technology and Agency in International Relations

Technology and Agency in International Relations

Bousquet A (2014) Welcome to the Machine: Rethinking Technology and Society through Assemblage Theory. In Acuto M & Curtis S (eds.) Reassembling International Theory: Assemblage Thinking and International Relations.

Author: Marijn Hoijtink

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429871757

Category: Political Science

Page: 210

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This book responds to a gap in the literature in International Relations (IR) by integrating technology more systematically into analyses of global politics. Technology facilitates, accelerates, automates, and exercises capabilities that are greater than human abilities. And yet, within IR, the role of technology often remains under-studied. Building on insights from science and technology studies (STS), assemblage theory and new materialism, this volume asks how international politics are made possible, knowable, and durable by and through technology. The contributors provide empirically rich and pertinent accounts of a variety of technologies relevant to the discipline, including drones, algorithms, satellite imagery, border management databases, and blockchains. Problematizing various technologically mediated issues, such as secrecy, violence, and questions of how authority and evidence become constituted in international contexts, this book will be of interest to scholars in IR, in particular those who work in the subfields of (critical) security studies, International Political Economy, and Global Governance.
Categories: Political Science

Routledge Handbook of International Political Sociology

Routledge Handbook of International Political Sociology

Security beyond the State: Private Security in International Politics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Acuto, M. and Curtis, S. (eds.) (2014a). Reassembling International Theory. Assemblage Thinking and International Relations.

Author: Xavier Guillaume

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781315446479

Category: Political Science

Page: 414

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This handbook presents in a comprehensive, concise and accessible overview, the emerging field of international political sociology. It summarizes and synthesizes existing knowledge in the field while presenting central themes and methodologies that have been at the centre of its development, providing the reader with a sense of the diversity and research dynamics that are at the heart of international political sociology as a field of study. A wide range of topics covered include: International political sociology and its cognate disciplines and fields of study; Key themes including security, mobility, finance, development, gender, religion, health, global elites and the environment; Methodologies on how to engage with international political sociology including fieldwork, archives, discourse, ethnography, assemblage, materiality, social spaces and visuality; Current and future challenges of international political sociology addressed by three key scholars. Providing a synthetic reference point, summarizing key achievements and engagements while putting forward future developments and potential fruitful lines of inquiry, it is an invaluable resource for students, academics and researchers from a range of disciplines, particularly international relations, political science, sociology, political geography, international law, international political economy, security studies and gender studies.
Categories: Political Science

Technologies of International Relations

Technologies of International Relations

We refer here to Sassen having described herself as a 'carpenter' of social theory in response to Aiwha Ong's self-description as an anthropologist-bricoleur in ... In M. Acuto & S. Curtis (Eds.), Reassembling international theory (pp.

Author: Carolin Kaltofen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319974187

Category: Political Science

Page: 136

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This book examines the role of technology in the core voices for International Relations theory and how this has shaped the contemporary thinking of ‘IR’ across some of the discipline’s major texts. Through an interview format between different generations of IR scholars, the conversations of the book analyse the relationship between technology and concepts like power, security and global order. They explore to what extent ideas about the role and implications of technology help to understand the way IR has been framed and world politics are conceived of today. This innovative text will appeal to scholars in Politics and International Relations as well as STS, Human Geography and Anthropology.
Categories: Political Science

Revisiting Metaphors in International Relations Theory

Revisiting Metaphors in International Relations Theory

Reassembling International Theory: Assemblage Thinking and International Relations. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. Akrivoulis, Dimitrios E. 2008. The Ways of Stargazing: Newtonian Metaphoricity in American Foreign Policy.

Author: Michael P. Marks

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319712017

Category: Political Science

Page: 235

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This book presents an analysis of how metaphors are essential elements in the study of international relations. It acknowledges the fact that theory and practice in international relations often rest on common metaphorical concepts which have implications for the ways people around the world pursue their lives. Because of the increased attention metaphors have received as integral elements in political discourse, there is a need to investigate metaphorical concepts that are not neutral in their implications for understanding international relations. Inasmuch as government policy is shaped by metaphorical concepts that originate in the academic realm, and given that scholarly works are therefore partially involved in inspiring policy, the author subjects a range of metaphors in international relations theory to critical interrogation.
Categories: Political Science

Researching Emotions in International Relations

Researching Emotions in International Relations

Bleiker, R. (2014). Visual Assemblages: From Causality to Conditions of Possibility. In M. Acuto & S. Curtis (Eds.), Reassembling International Theory: Assemblage Thinking and International Relations (pp. 75–82).

Author: Maéva Clément

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319655758

Category: Political Science

Page: 353

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This edited volume is the first to discuss the methodological implications of the ‘emotional turn’ in International Relations. While emotions have become of increasing interest to IR theory, methodological challenges have yet to receive proper attention. Acknowledging the pluralityof ontological positions, concepts and theories about the role of emotions in world politics, this volume presents and discusses various ways to research emotions empirically. Based on concrete research projects, the chapters demonstrate how social-scientific and humanitiesoriented methodological approaches can be successfully adapted to the study of emotions in IR. The volume covers a diverse set of both well-established and innovative methods, including discourse analysis, ethnography, narrative, and visual analysis. Through a hands-on approach, each chapter sheds light on practical challenges and opportunities, as well as lessons learnt for future research. The volume is an invaluable resource for advanced graduate and postgraduate students as well as scholars interested in developing their own empirical research on the role of emotions.
Categories: Political Science

International Relations and Relational Universe

International Relations and Relational Universe

Acuto, Michele and Simon Curtis, eds (2014) Reassembling International Theory: Assemblage Thinking and International Relations. Basingstoke: Palgrave. Adler, Emmanuel and Vincent Pouliot (2011) “International Practices', International ...

Author: Milja Kurki

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198850885

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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It is time for International Relations (IR) to join the relational revolution afoot in the natural and social sciences. To do so, more careful reflection is needed on cosmological assumptions in the sciences and also in the study and practice of international relations. In particular it is argued here that we need to pay careful attention to whether and how we think 'relationally'. Building a conversation between relational cosmology, developed in natural sciences, and critical social theory, this book seeks to develop a new perspective on how to think relationally in and around the study of IR. International Relations and Relational Cosmology asks: What kind of cosmological background assumptions do we make as we tackle international relations today and where do our assumptions (about states, individuals, or the international) come from? And can we reorient our cosmological imaginations towards more relational understanding of the universe and what would this mean for the study and practice of international politics? The book argues that we live in a world without 'things', a world of processes and relations. It also suggests that we live in relations which exceed the boundaries of the human and the social, in planetary relations with plants and animals. Rethinking conceptual premises of IR, Kurki points towards a 'planetary politics' perspective within which we can reimagine IR as a field of study and also political practices, including the future of democracy.
Categories: Political Science

International Relations in a Relational Universe

International Relations in a Relational Universe

Acuto, Michele and Simon Curtis, eds (2014) Reassembling International Theory: Assemblage Thinking and International Relations. Basingstoke: Palgrave. Adler, Emmanuel and Vincent Pouliot (2011) “International Practices', International ...

Author: Milja Kurki

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192591463

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

View: 714

It is time for International Relations (IR) to join the relational revolution afoot in the natural and social sciences. To do so, more careful reflection is needed on cosmological assumptions in the sciences and also in the study and practice of international relations. In particular it is argued here that we need to pay careful attention to whether and how we think 'relationally'. Building a conversation between relational cosmology, developed in natural sciences, and critical social theory, this book seeks to develop a new perspective on how to think relationally in and around the study of IR. International Relations and Relational Cosmology asks: What kind of cosmological background assumptions do we make as we tackle international relations today and where do our assumptions (about states, individuals, or the international) come from? And can we reorient our cosmological imaginations towards more relational understanding of the universe and what would this mean for the study and practice of international politics? The book argues that we live in a world without 'things', a world of processes and relations. It also suggests that we live in relations which exceed the boundaries of the human and the social, in planetary relations with plants and animals. Rethinking conceptual premises of IR, Kurki points towards a 'planetary politics' perspective within which we can reimagine IR as a field of study and also political practices, including the future of democracy.
Categories: Political Science