Time and World Politics
Thinking the Present
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Time and World Politics by Kimberly Hutchings
Book DescriptionThis book offers the first authoritative guide to assumptions about time in theories of contemporary world politics. It demonstrates how predominant theories of the international or global 'present' are affected by temporal assumptions, grounded in western political thought, that fundamentally shape what we can and cannot know about world politics today. The first part of the book traces the philosophical roots of assumptions about time in contemporary political theory. The second part examines contemporary theories of world politics, including liberal and realist International Relations theories and the work of Habermas, Hardt and Negri, Virilio and Agamben. In each case, it is argued, assumptions about political time ensure the identification of the particular temporality of western experience with the political temporality of the world as such and put the theorist in the unsustainable position of holding the key to the direction of world history. In the final chapter, the book draws on postcolonial and feminist thinking, and the philosophical accounts of political time in the work of Derrida and Deleuze, to develop a new 'untimely' way of thinking about time in world politics.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780719073021
(234mm x 156mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Kimberly Hutchings
Hegel's Philosophy and Feminist Thought, Hardback (September 2010)
This book offers a new generation of feminist readings of Hegel from leading scholars in the field.
Global Ethics, Paperback (April 2010)
The field of global ethics draws on traditions of moral theory, mostly derived from western philosophy, in order to address moral problems specific to an increasingly globalised world. This book provides an accessible introduction to the field of global ethics for students of politics, international relations and globalisation.
Hegel, Paperback (December 2002)
Hegel and Feminist Philosophy traces the legacy of Hegel in the work of thinkers such as de Beauvoir, Irigaray and Butler, and also in contemporary debates in feminist ethics and political philosophy. As Hutchings demonstrates, this is an ambivalent legacy.
Kant, Critique and Politics, Paperback (December 1995)» View all books by Kimberly Hutchings
This is the first book to offer both a systematic reading of Kant and to contextualise his work in the light of the continental tradition. It will be central to political philosophers, students of international relations and feminist theory.
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Author Biography - Kimberly Hutchings
Kimberly Hutchings is Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics
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