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Palgrave Macmillan

Deviance in International Relations

'Rogue States' and International Security

ISBN 9781137357267
Publication Date March 2014
Formats Hardcover Ebook (EPUB) Ebook (PDF) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Series Palgrave Studies in International Relations

'Rogue states' have been high on the international security agenda for many years but their theoretical significance for International Relations has remained poorly understood. In contrast to the bulk of writings on 'rogue states' that address them merely as a policy challenge, this book focuses on what we can learn from deviance about the international system and international society.

Building on three basic insights developed in social constructivism and critical theory, this volume brings together interdisciplinary insights into the study of 'rogue states', exploring the role of comity and decency in labelling of 'rogue states', the impact labelling has on behaviour, how to treat a 'rogue state', how 'rogue' status can be withdrawn and what part the role of international law has to play in this process.

This unique and wide-ranging study will appeal to scholars of Sociology, Criminology, Political Science, International Relations and International Law.

Wolfgang Wagner is Chair in International Security at VU University, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. His research is focused on the interaction between democratic politics and conflict. 
Wouter Werner is Co-founder of the Centre for the Politics of Transnational Law at VU Law Faculty, Chair of the interdisciplinary COST funded research network on foundational changes in International Law, and Director of the Research Programme Boundaries of Law at VU University Amsterdam. He is currently chair of the Advisory Committee on Issues of Public International Law.
Michal Onderco is Doctoral Researcher in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at VU University, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. His research interests include norm deviance in international relations, nuclear proliferation and the Global South.

1. Rogues, Pariahs, Outlaws: Theorizing Deviance in International Relations; Wolfgang Wagner, Wouter Werner and Michal Onderco
2. Roguery and Citizenship; Jorg Kustermans
3. Guises of Sovereignty: 'Rogue States' and Democratic States in the International Legal Order; Luigi Corrias
4. Liberal Rogues: The pitfalls of great power collaboration and the stigmatization of revolutionary Naples in post-Napoleonic Europe; Bernd Bucher
5. A 'Rogue' Gone Norm Entrepreneurial? Iran within the Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime; Carmen Wunderlich
6. Dissident Foreign Policy and the (Re-)Production of International Orders; Daniel Jacobi, Christian Weber and Gunther Hellmann
7. Role Theory and Rogue States; Akan Malici and Stephen G. Walker
8. Rehabilitation or Exclusion? A Criminological Perspective on Policies towards 'Rogue States'; Wolfgang Wagner
9. From a 'rogue' to a parolee: Analyzing the Libya's 'de-roguing'; Michal Onderco
10. International Law, Renegade Regimes, and the Criminalization of Enmity; Wouter Werner

Bernd Bucher, University of Bielefeld, Germany
Luigi Corrias, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Gunther Hellmann, Goethe University, Germany
Daniel Jacobi, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
Jorg Kustermans, Flemish Peace Institute, Brussels
Akan Malici, Furman University, USA
Stephen G. Walker, Arizona State University, USA
Christian Weber, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
Carmen Wunderlich, Peace Research Institute, Germany


"The notion of 'rogue' states is vague, common and important in both discourse and policy. This fine collection of essays subjects it to careful scrutiny from a range of disciplines and perspectives, including looking at topics usually ignored like the agency of the 'rogues' themselves and how states can be 'de-rogued.' Careful and thought-provoking, this volume is of great value to IR scholars." - Robert Jervis, Adlai E. Stevenson Professor of International Politics, Columbia University, New York
"By focusing on the labeling and disciplining of 'rogue states' by international society, and by building on the insights of social constructivism and critical theory, this volume sheds new and valuable light on the meaning of deviance in global politics. It presents a valuable contribution to international relations scholarship."- Miroslav Nincic, Professor of Political Science, University of California, Davis
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