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The Resource Pessimism in International Relations : Provocations, Possibilities, Politics, edited by Tim Stevens, Nicholas Michelsen, (electronic resource)

Pessimism in International Relations : Provocations, Possibilities, Politics, edited by Tim Stevens, Nicholas Michelsen, (electronic resource)

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Pessimism in International Relations : Provocations, Possibilities, Politics
Title
Pessimism in International Relations
Title remainder
Provocations, Possibilities, Politics
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edited by Tim Stevens, Nicholas Michelsen
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eng
Summary
This volume explores the past, present and future of pessimism in International Relations. It seeks to differentiate pessimism from cynicism and fatalism and assess its possibilities as a respectable perspective on national and international politics. The book traces the origins of pessimism in political thought from antiquity through to the present day, illuminating its role in key schools of International Relations and in the work of important international political theorists. The authors analyse the resurgence of pessimism in contemporary politics, such as in the new populism, attitudes to migration, indigenous politics, and the Anthropocene. This edited volume provides the first collection of scholarly work on pessimism in International Relations theory and practice and offers fresh perspectives on an intellectual position often considered as disreputable as it is venerable. Tim Stevens is Lecturer in the Department of War Studies, King’s College London, UK. He is the author of Cyber Security and the Politics of Time and co-author of Cyberspace and the State. Nicholas Michelsen is Senior Lecturer in the Department of War Studies, King’s College London, UK. He is the author of Politics and Suicide: The Philosophy of Political Self-Destruction.--
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  • Stevens, Tim
  • Michelsen, Nicholas
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  • Palgrave Studies in International Relations
  • Springer eBooks.
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  • International relations
  • World politics
  • Cultural policy
  • Political theory
  • United States-Politics and gover
  • Europe-Politics and government
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Pessimism in International Relations : Provocations, Possibilities, Politics, edited by Tim Stevens, Nicholas Michelsen, (electronic resource)
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Contents
1. Introduction: The Problems of Pessimism -- 2. Pessimism in International Relations -- 3. The Romance of Realism: Pessimism as Tragedy -- 4. Cassirer, Fatalism and Political Myth: Historical Lessons in the Consequences of Pessimism for International Relations -- 5. Liberal Pessimism: An Intellectual History of Suspicion in the Cold War -- 6. Productive Pessimism: Rehabilitating John Herz’s Survival Research for the Anthropocene -- 7. The Global Politics of Ugly Feelings: Pessimism and Resentment in a Mimetic World -- 8. Pessimism and the US Alt-Right: Knowledge, Power, Race and Time -- 9. The Pessimism of the Shipwreck: Theorising Migration in International Relations -- 10. The Pessimism Traps of Indigenous Resurgence -- 11. After Pessimism? Affirmative Approaches to the Anthropocene -- 12. Afterword: The New Pessimism in Twenty-First Century World Politics
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978-3-030-21780-8
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1st ed. 2020.
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1 online resource (XI, 215 pages)
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  • electronic
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Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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1 illustration
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(OCoLC)1107041913
Label
Pessimism in International Relations : Provocations, Possibilities, Politics, edited by Tim Stevens, Nicholas Michelsen, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-21780-8
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mixed
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction: The Problems of Pessimism -- 2. Pessimism in International Relations -- 3. The Romance of Realism: Pessimism as Tragedy -- 4. Cassirer, Fatalism and Political Myth: Historical Lessons in the Consequences of Pessimism for International Relations -- 5. Liberal Pessimism: An Intellectual History of Suspicion in the Cold War -- 6. Productive Pessimism: Rehabilitating John Herz’s Survival Research for the Anthropocene -- 7. The Global Politics of Ugly Feelings: Pessimism and Resentment in a Mimetic World -- 8. Pessimism and the US Alt-Right: Knowledge, Power, Race and Time -- 9. The Pessimism of the Shipwreck: Theorising Migration in International Relations -- 10. The Pessimism Traps of Indigenous Resurgence -- 11. After Pessimism? Affirmative Approaches to the Anthropocene -- 12. Afterword: The New Pessimism in Twenty-First Century World Politics
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978-3-030-21780-8
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unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2020.
Extent
1 online resource (XI, 215 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9783030217808
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uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
1 illustration
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1107041913

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