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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Daniel Drezner’s groundbreaking book answers the question that other international relations scholars have been too scared to ask. This book could not be more timely. The Politics of International Law.

Nov 20, Zach Carlson rated it it was ok. Similarly, one would expect the European Union to issue one mother of a EU Directive to cope with the issue, and handle questions of zombie comitology.

Citing articles via Google Scholar. A political science book about zombies is funny not because of the zombies, but because political science treats them like everything else. Internatiional structural realist would argue that, because of the uneven distribution of capabilities, some governments will be better placed to repulse the zombies than others.

Dec 27, Kushal Saharan rated it really liked it.

Theory of International Politics and Zombies

This article is also available for rental through DeepDyve. For example, he notes that as zombies bite humans, who then become zombies, human-zombie “alliances of convenience” might be possible,” that NGOs would arise “devoted to the defense of the living dead,” and that neoconservative “shock-and-awe” military approaches probably wouldn’t impress the undead zombies. If you’ve taken IR before and know these terms but are still confused, I would definitely recommend this. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.

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I took several inetrnational in International Relations while in college and I always had problems keeping the distinctions between the various schools of thought straight. On top of that, the whole book except its cover design lacks the dead-seriousness that could have made this project a success in my mind.


Sign In or Create an Account. However, Ibternational think you’d have to be a very much MORE into international relations than I am and picking up on some of the subtle cleverness of his presentation, b very much LESS into international vaniel and the social sciences in general than I am, and have this as a true introduction, or c very much more familiar with t It’s quite an amusing book, and I had fun reading it.

Theories of International Politics and Zombies by Daniel W. Drezner

Readers need to understand that zombies are used only as a metaphor for the myriad threats to national and human security that exist in the world today; it’s not really about zombies though he provides an incredible lit review of the zombie cannon! See all 97 reviews. He also considers the role of standard bureaucratic dynamics on or the effects of relentless insurgency by the living dead. An Oral History of the Zombie War. The book contains amusing references to popular Zombie-related movies and books, using them to illustrate and buttress variegated responses by the humans non-flesh devouring.

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Overall, though, I thoroughly enjoyed it, even if I did get a couple of strange looks reading it in a crowded airport lounge especially when I guffawed out loud at the wry footnotes explaining how neocons would just invade Iraq again “out of force of habit” or how the EU would eagerly take the opportunity to ban the import of UK beef.

Readers need to understand that zombies are used only as a metaphor for the myriad threats to national and human security that exist in the world today; it’s not really about zombies though he provides an incredible lit review of the zombie cannon!

At the same time it meets the needs of the political scientist as a piece of entertainment, rather than a piece of informational theory.

Intention behind reading this book, and the book as well, was to make International Political theories interesting for a casual reader, under the pretext of hypothetical apocalypse involving flesh-eating ghouls. Theories of International Politics and Zombies. Man, the State, and War: An entertaining and useful intro to theories of international politics, but ultimately limited in its scope and utility. He therefore focuses on the effects of such a scenario, fleshing out what different theories of international relations predict would happen if zombies started to roam the earth.


If your philosophical response to zombies would be to agree with Noam Chomsky that we just need to blame Wall Street and oppose anything Washington does, or with Pat Robertson that it would all be because of homosexuals, you might as well stop reading now. Trending Now Sponsored Links by Taboola. Drazner provides a brief primer on realpolitik, liberal and neo-conservative thinking on international relations and then filters them through the zombie apocalypse.

Most users should sign in with their email address. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Jan 18, Will Staton rated it liked it. If you’ve ever wondered why governments do what they do, or been confused by what exactly is meant by the terms realism, liberalism, neoconservativism, etc.

Otherwise good for summarising and a reminder of IR theory. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? What would happen to international politics if the dead rose from the grave and started to eat the living?

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N and other international organizations, and politisc organizations NGOs. He imagines a world overrun with zombies and considers the likely responses of national governments, the U.