Critical Practices in International Theory
By (author) James der Derian
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Critical Practices in International Theory by James der Derian
Book DescriptionCritical Practices in International Theory brings together for the first time the essays of the leading IR theorist, James Der Derian. The essays cover a variety of issues central to Der Derian's work including diplomacy, alienation, terrorism, intelligence, national security, new forms of warfare, the role of information technology in international relations, poststructuralist theory, and the military-entertainment-media matrix. The book includes a framing introduction written for this volume in which Der Derian provides historical and theoretical context for a diverse body of work. Discussing his own influences and reflecting upon the development of international theory, he advocates a critical pluralist approach to the most pressing problems of world politics. Written in the eloquent style that marks out Der Derian as one of the most provocative and innovative thinkers in international relations, this collection is essential reading for scholars and students interested in the past, present and future of international relations. James Der Derian is a Watson Institute research professor of international studies at Brown University, where he directs the Global Security Program and the Global Media Project. He is the author of many articles and books, including the highly acclaimed Virtuous War (2001, 2009).
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415772402
(234mm x 156mm x 19mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 19-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Critical Practices in International Theory, Paperback (December 2008)
Contains essays that cover a variety of issues including diplomacy, alienation, terrorism, intelligence, national security, various forms of warfare, the role of information technology in international relations, poststructuralist theory, and the military-entertainment-media matrix.
Virilio Reader, Paperback (August 1998)» View all books by James der Derian
A collection of Paul Virilio's writings translated from French, including a personal interview that the editor conducted with him at La Coupole in Paris. Maintaining the principle themes of war and cinema, the focus of the reflections is on the darker aspects of the future.
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Author Biography - James der Derian
James Der Derian is Research Professor of International Studies at Brown University, where he directs the Innovating Global Security and Global Media Project at the Watson Institute for International Studies. He has produced numerous books, articles, and documentaries on diplomacy, war, media, and technology, including, most recently, Virtuous War: Mapping the Military-Industrial-Media-Entertainment Network (Routledge, 2009)
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