By Rebecca Adler-Nissen
This booklet rethinks the most important techniques of diplomacy via drawing at the paintings of Pierre Bourdieu.
The previous couple of years have noticeable a real wave of guides selling sociology in diplomacy. students have steered that Bourdieu’s vocabulary should be utilized to check protection, international relations, migration and international environmental politics. but we nonetheless lack a scientific and available research of what Bourdieu-inspired IR could seem like. This e-book offers the reply. It bargains an advent to Bourdieu’s considering to a much wider IR viewers, demanding situations key assumptions, which at the moment constitution IR scholarship – and gives an unique, theoretical restatement of a few of the center innovations within the box. The publication brings jointly a choose crew of top IR students who draw on either theoretical and empirical insights from Bourdieu. each one bankruptcy covers one significant thought in IR: Methodology, wisdom, energy, technique, defense, tradition, Gender, Norms, Sovereignty and Integration. The chapters reveal how those innovations may be reinterpreted and utilized in new methods while uncovered to Bourdieusian logic.
Challenging key pillars of IR scholarship, Bourdieu in foreign Relations should be of curiosity to severe theorists, and students of IR theory.
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Extra info for Bourdieu in International Relations: Rethinking Key Concepts in IR
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The transformation of European security in the 1990s is taken as an example. In the second part, the contributors illustrate further the value of a Bourdieuinspired approach to IR. In the chapter on ‘Power’, Stefano Guzzini shows how Bourdieu’s framework of power analysis can be used to keep a wider conceptualisation of power (‘Lukes-plus-Foucault’), and yet overcome a series of fallacies and problems that analyses of power in IR have encountered beforehand. More specifically, Guzzini demonstrates that such a framework can accommodate both the practice turn (in its handling of the agency-structure divide), and the linguistic turn in the social sciences – centrally including the performative analysis of power.