Theories of International Politics and Zombies

Theories of International Politics and Zombies

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by Daniel W. Drezner
     
 

"One of the most creative books about international relations you will ever read and one of the smartest."—Peter Beinart, author of The Icarus Syndrome

"Bless Dan Drezner for this book which punches huge holes in the hokum of American foreign policy thinking. Our theories in this business have been thin and often very costly, and if it takes

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"One of the most creative books about international relations you will ever read and one of the smartest."—Peter Beinart, author of The Icarus Syndrome

"Bless Dan Drezner for this book which punches huge holes in the hokum of American foreign policy thinking. Our theories in this business have been thin and often very costly, and if it takes Drezner's 'zombie attack' to puncture their bloat, so be it. Besides, the book is fun."—Leslie H. Gelb, president emeritus of the Council on Foreign Relations and former New York Times columnist

"Drezner is to the zombie attack what Thucydides is to the Peloponnesian War—he is its great chronicler. As witty as he is insightful, Drezner has taken old ideas and traditions in international relations and brought them back to life."—G. John Ikenberry, Princeton University

"This book fills a gnawing gap in the international relations literature and adds flesh to those bones by communicating key international relations theories in a fresh, fun, and effective way."—Daniel Nexon, Georgetown University

"This interesting, thoughtful, and engaging book nicely integrates the classics of zombie work with theories of international politics to make sense of human—and nonhuman—behavior. This is the only international politics textbook that will make students frequently laugh and think at the same time. Indeed, this textbook is food for brains, which may, of course, only attract more zombies."—Stephen Saideman, McGill University

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691147833
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
01/23/2011
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
136
Product dimensions:
4.40(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Introduction . . . to the Undead 1
The Zombie Literature 11
Defining a Zombie 21
Distracting Debates about Flesh-eating Ghouls 23
The Realpolitik of the Living Dead 33
Regulating the Undead in a Liberal World Order 47
Neoconservatism and the Axis of Evil Dead 61
The Social Construction of Zombies 67
Domestic Politics: Are All Zombie Politics Local? 77
Bureaucratic Politics: The "Pulling and Hauling" of Zombies 87
We're Only Human: Psychological Responses to the Undead 99
Conclusion . . . or So You Think 109
Acknowledgments 115
Notes 119
References 129
Index 149

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