One of the deep attractions of green
politicaltheory is its claim to be focused on the very survival of the
whole natural ecosystem of the planet. In consequence, it also addresses the
conditions for our biological continuance as a species. From our own
species’ perspective, green theory could thus be said to be
articulating the conditions whereby further meaningful human life is
Contrary to international law, international
politicaltheory and political philosophy paid scant attention to the ethics of
intervention in the long nineteenth century. 1 As for humanitarian intervention per se, there is nothing,
apart from cursory remarks by John Stuart Mill and Giuseppe Mazzini. On the wider
question of intervention and non-intervention we will refer to their views and to
those of Kant, Hegel and Cobden.
Based on today’s distinction
James Baldwin criticism from 2001 through 2010 is marked by an increased appreciation for
Baldwin’s entire oeuvre including his writing after the mid 1960s. The question of his
artistic decline remains debated, but more scholars find a greater consistency and power
in Baldwin’s later work than previous scholars had found. A group of dedicated Baldwin
scholars emerged during this period and have continued to host regular international
conferences. The application of new and diverse critical lenses—including cultural
studies, political theory, religious studies, and black queer theory—contributed to more
complex readings of Baldwin’s texts. Historical and legal approaches re-assessed Baldwin’s
relationship to the Civil Rights and Black Power movements and new material emerged on
Baldwin’s decade in Turkey. Some historical perspective gave many critics a more nuanced
approach to the old “art” vs. “politics” debate as it surfaced in Baldwin’s initial
reception, many now finding Baldwin’s “angry” work to be more “relevant” than “out of
touch” as it was thought of during his lifetime. In the first decade of the new
millennium, three books of new primary source material, a new biography, four books of
literary criticism, three edited collections of critical essays, two special issues of
journals and numerous book chapters and articles were published, marking a significant
increase not only in the quantity, but the quality of Baldwin criticism.
-state capitalist system.
To explore this proposition, let us adopt an approach that is highly unorthodox in the field of
international politicaltheory: the analysis of myths. 2 We will focus here on an interpretation of a millenarian religious myth,
universalised through the Judeo-Christian tradition: the myth of the Tower of Babel. Ancient and
enigmatic, this myth appears in almost identical form in different places and cultures throughout
the history of Mesopotamia. As with all myths that have resisted the passing of time, this one
contains truths and
book, Between Samaritans and States: The Political Ethics of Humanitarian
(2015) , she uses the tools of politicaltheory to determine what responsibilities international humanitarian NGOs have in
light of proper analysis of what kinds of organisations they are. Such
organisations, she argues, are quite often more political and
‘governmental’ than they admit; as such they must take responsibility
for the larger systems of which they are a part
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‘ What Is Liberalism? ’, PoliticalTheory , 42 : 6 ,
682 – 715 .
J.-H. ( 2004 ),
‘ The Sacrificial International Order and Humanitarian
Action ’, in Weissman ,
F. (ed.), In the Shadow of
‘Just Wars’: Violence, Politics and Humanitarian Action
( Ithaca, NY : Cornell University
Press ), pp. 1 – 22 .
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German Responses to the June 2019 Mission of the Sea-Watch 3
Bell , M. ( 2010 ), ‘
Irregular Migrants: Beyond the Limits of Solidarity? ’, in
Ross , M. and Borgmann-Prebil , Y. (eds), Promoting Solidarity in the European Union ( Oxford : Oxford University Press ), pp.
151 – 65 .
Bierdel , E. ( 2006 ), Ende einer Rettungsfahrt: Das Flüchtlingsdrama der Cap Anamur ( Weilerswist : Verlag Ralf Liebe ).
Celikates , R. ( 2019 ) ‘ Constituent Power beyond Exceptionalism: Irregular Migration, Disobedience, and (Re-)Constitution ’, Journal of International PoliticalTheory , 15 : 1 , 67 – 81
This book explores modernity, the disciplines, and their interplay by drawing in critical considerations of time, space, and their enmeshments. Based in anthropology and history, and drawing on social-political theory (as well as other, complementary, critical perspectives), it focuses on socio-spatial/disciplinary subjects and hierarchical-coeval tousled temporalities. The spatial/temporal templates reveal how modern enticements and antinomies, far from being analytical abstractions, intimate instead ontological attributes and experiential dimensions of the worlds in which we live, and the spaces and times that we inhabit and articulate. Then, the book considers the oppositions and enchantments, the contradictions and contentions, and the identities and ambivalences spawned under modernity. At the same time, rather than approach such antinomies, enticements, and ambiguities as analytical errors or historical lacks, which await their correction or overcoming, it attempts to critically yet cautiously unfold these elements as constitutive of modern worlds. The book draws on social theory, political philosophy, and other scholarship in the critical humanities in order to make its claims concerning the mutual binds between everyday oppositions, routine enchantments, temporal ruptures, and spatial hierarchies of a modern provenance. Then, it turns to issues of identity and modernity. Finally, the book explores the terms of modernism on the Indian subcontinent.
In 2002, the French party system seems to be demonstrating a fluidity, if not outright instability, equal to any period in the Fifth Republic's history. This book explores the extent to which this represents outright change and shifts within a stable structure. Portrayals of French political culture point to incivisme, individualism and a distrust of organizations. The book focuses on three fundamental political issues such as 'politics', 'power' and 'justice', which appear in almost all political discussions and conflicts. It identifies different 'types' of state in political theory and looks at the major challenges to practical state sovereignty in the modern world. Discussing the concept of the nation in the United Kingdom, the book identifies both cultural and political aspects of nationhood. These include nation and state; race and nation; language and the nation; religion and national identity; government and nation; common historical and cultural ties; and a sense of 'nationhood'. Liberal democracy, defensive democracy and citizen democracy/republican democracy are explained. The book also analyses John Stuart Mill's and Isaiah Berlin's views on 'negative' and 'positive' freedom. Conservatism is one of the major intellectual and political strains of thought in Western culture. Liberalism has become the dominant ideology in the third millennium. Socialism sprang from the industrial revolution and the experience of the class that was its product, the working class. Events have made 'fascism' a term of political abuse rather than one of serious ideological analysis. Environmentalism and ecologism constitute one of the most recent ideological movements.
1 Recognition and the International:
Meanings, Limits, Manifestations
Hayden and Kate
Over the past two decades, critical
debates and insights within philosophy, sociology and politicaltheory
have focused on the concept of recognition. From interpersonal
relationships of self and other, to multiculturalism, identity