Book review. Theories of International Relations and Zombies. By Daniel W. Drezner. Princeton University Press, (U$ Theories of International Politics and Zombies has ratings and reviews. Jerry said: I have learned a great deal about Zombies; wish I could say. Theories of International Politics and Zombies: Revived Edition. By Daniel W. Drezner. Theories of International Politics and Zombies: Revived.
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Jul 08, Wes rated it really liked it. Dec 29, Atila Iamarino rated it liked it Shelves: In the opening chapter of Waltz’s book excerpted in Keohanethe author states his intentions quite clearly, which is, paraphrasing, to 1 examine existing political approaches and their theoretical importance, 2 construct a remedial theory to those theories, and 3 examine the applications of this new theory, structural realism.
Until then, four stars. Lists with This Book. Drezner notes that zombie cannon, in both film and fiction, is often in a hurry to get right to the seemingly inevitable apocalypse. I plan on inflicting this on unsuspecting workmates and friends to see what they think and will get back to you!
World Order Kindle Edition. Theories of International Politics and Zombies is one hell of an important tome. Though the book was very much well-researched in both zombie and international relations literature, I felt like it still was still lacking in terms of other explanatory concepts such as religion, culture and class in predicting how humans would react. Fair enough, but a bit more discussion of the likely failings of the liberal UN peacekeeping force that turns up with timid rules of engagement that leads to it watching zombies eat the locals would have been just as amusing.
Jan 18, Will Staton rated it liked it. Mar 23, Christopher rated it really liked it.
Theory of International Politics and Zombies
Get our articles in your inbox daily. In an International Relations Theory class a year and a half ago, my lecturer mentioned this book, probably because myself and my friends kept suggesting aliens as a solutions to all IR related problems.
Theories of International Politics and Internatjonal does have a couple stumbles in its presentation poliitics existing theories, particularly because the nature of humor makes bias an endemic problem. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. He also shows how close the relationship between politics and popular culture is, how the latter can convey social and political critique in the most unlikely ways, and why satire remains such an important form of that critique.
Through an analysis of zombie-themed films including Night of the Living DeadDrezner aims to answer the following question: Fair enough, but a bit more discussion of the likely failings of the liberal UN peacekeeping force that turns up with timid rules of engagement that leads to it watching zombies eat the locals would have been just as amusing. Enter your mobile zombiew or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App.
Now I have to build in IR theory in any of my world-building efforts But Drezner’s real genius is that he’s written a stinging postmodern critique of IR theorists themselves, applying the full force of their structured reasoning to topics as diverse as Michael Jackson’s breakdancing zombies, Peter Jackson’s lesser film canon, and romantic zombie comedy flicks–‘rom zom coms,’ as he puts it.
When I decided to read this book I was looking for an amusing and light hearted primer on the basic concepts of international relations.
Man, the State, and War: Correcting the zombie gap in international relations thinking and addressing the genuine but publicly unacknowledged fear of the dead rising from the grave, Theories of International Politics and Zombies presents political tactics and strategies accessible enough for any zombie to digest.
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The language of the book was much dryer and academic than I expected, and it took me far longer to get through such a small volume than I had anticipated. An easy but smart enough read.
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Still, it was far better than I expected. But Drezner’s real genius is that he’s written a stinging postmodern critique of IR theorists themselves, applying the full force of their structured reasoning to topics as diverse as Michael Jackson’s breakdancing zombies, Peter Jackson’s lesser film canon, and romantic zombie comedy flicks–‘rom zom coms,’ as he puts it.
This is especially noteworthy in the chapter focusing on neo-conservatism, in which Drezner’s own political stripes seem to intrude. It also clarified the basic principles of some schools of international relations that I hadn’t been exactly clear on. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Sign in via your Institution Sign in. Drazner provides a brief primer on realpolitik, liberal and neo-conservative thinking on international relations and then filters them through the zombie apocalypse.
Showing of 97 reviews. The main weakness with this text is that its introductory nature and brief length mean a lot of nuance is missing in the descriptions of each theory.
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