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Weird IR


Weird IR

Deviant Cases in International Relations

von: David Bell Mislan, Philip Streich

67,82 €

Verlag: Palgrave Macmillan
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 19.05.2018
ISBN/EAN: 9783319755564
Sprache: englisch

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?The scholarly study of international relations tends to go over the same cases, issues, and themes. This book addresses this by challenging readers to think creatively about international politics. It highlights some of the strangest and rarest phenomena in diplomacy and world politics. Comprised of a series of vignettes and organized by common themes like nonsensical borders, quasi-countries, and diplomatic taboos, Weird IR encourages readers to think critically about the discipline without losing one's sense of humor completely.
1. Introduction2. To the Sea! Sealand and Other Wannabe States3. Beers at the Border Bar: No Shirt? No Passport? No Service!4. Stupid Things Our Leaders Say and Do5. DPRKLOL6. SCREAM (Soccer Rules Everything Around Me)7. Terra Nullius and the Neutral Zone: Not an Indie Band8. Island Living Ain't Easy9. Gone to the Birds? Turkey Tails, Chicken Taxes, and the Global Economy10. Diplomatic Immunity...Revoked!11. What's in a Name?12. Epilogue
David Bell Mislan is ?Assistant Professor of International Studies at American University, USA.Philip Streich is Assistant Professor of Human Sciences at Osaka University, Japan.
The scholarly study of international relations tends to go over the same cases, issues, and themes. This book addresses this by challenging readers to think creatively about international politics. It highlights some of the strangest and rarest phenomena in diplomacy and world politics. Comprised of a series of vignettes and organized by common themes like nonsensical borders, quasi-countries, and diplomatic taboos, Weird IR encourages readers to think critically about the discipline without losing one's sense of humor completely.David Bell Mislan is Assistant Professor of International Studies at American University, USA.Philip Streich is Assistant Professor of Human Sciences at Osaka University, Japan.
Analyzes strange events in international relations that test commonly accepted theoriesEngages readers of various levels with its use of a humorous toneExplores otherwise understudied cases in international relations history
Analyzes strange events in international relations that test commonly accepted theoriesEngages readers of various levels with its use of a humorous toneExplores otherwise understudied cases in international relations history
“Mislan and Streich take us down a rabbit hole of diplomatic oddities and deviant cases that strain credulity.  Welcome to the ‘Upside Down’ of IR—a parallel universe where you need a passport to walk out the back door of a tavern, a $2,000 winch ride to visit an arguably sovereign state fashioned from a seaborne anti-aircraft gun platform, and a sense of direction from an Escher drawing to determine whether you're in Bangladesh or India when in Dahala Khagrabari. But seeing the world from the other end of the looking glass is no mere sideshow, and this novel contribution is no novelty act. The authors guide us to new heights from which we can survey familiar landscapes with new perspective. Mislan and Streich are knowledgeable weirdos who breathe life into the otherwise-stuffy dinner party that IR can be.” (Jonathan DiCicco, Director, IR Program, Canisius College, USA)“Mislan and Streich have long honed their skills as academic raconteurs, and this book is the happy result. Presented in witty, wry detail, they trace the weird outliers of International Relations theory that point to the blind spots in mainstream IR theories. More than an amusing exercise, this book offers an important epistemological intervention: in exploring ‘deviancy,’ we actually learn to question the ‘normal’ and shake the smug certainty of IR theory.” (Denise M. Horn, Chair, Political Science and International Relations, Simmons College, USA)