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Weird IR

Deviant Cases in International Relations

Authors: Mislan, David Bell, Streich, Philip

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  • Analyzes strange events in international relations that test commonly accepted theories
  • Engages readers of various levels with its use of a humorous tone
  • Explores otherwise understudied cases in international relations history
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About this book

​The scholarly study of international relations tends to go over the same cases, issues, and themes. This book addresses this by challenging readers to think creatively about international politics. It highlights some of the strangest and rarest phenomena in diplomacy and world politics. Comprised of a series of vignettes and organized by common themes like nonsensical borders, quasi-countries, and diplomatic taboos, Weird IR encourages readers to think critically about the discipline without losing one's sense of humor completely.

About the authors

David Bell Mislan is Assistant Professor of International Studies at American University, USA.

Philip Streich is Assistant Professor of Human Sciences at Osaka University, Japan.

Reviews

“Mislan and Streich take us down a rabbit hole of diplomatic oddities and deviant cases that strain credulity.  Welcome to the ‘Upside Down’ of IR—a parallel universe where you need a passport to walk out the back door of a tavern, a $2,000 winch ride to visit an arguably sovereign state fashioned from a seaborne anti-aircraft gun platform, and a sense of direction from an Escher drawing to determine whether you're in Bangladesh or India when in Dahala Khagrabari. But seeing the world from the other end of the looking glass is no mere sideshow, and this novel contribution is no novelty act. The authors guide us to new heights from which we can survey familiar landscapes with new perspective. Mislan and Streich are knowledgeable weirdos who breathe life into the otherwise-stuffy dinner party that IR can be.” (Jonathan DiCicco, Director, IR Program, Canisius College, USA)

“Mislan and Streich have long honed their skills as academic raconteurs, and this book is the happy result. Presented in witty, wry detail, they trace the weird outliers of International Relations theory that point to the blind spots in mainstream IR theories. More than an amusing exercise, this book offers an important epistemological intervention: in exploring ‘deviancy,’ we actually learn to question the ‘normal’ and shake the smug certainty of IR theory.” (Denise M. Horn, Chair, Political Science and International Relations, Simmons College, USA)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

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eBook $59.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-75556-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $84.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-75555-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $79.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-030-09263-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Weird IR
Book Subtitle
Deviant Cases in International Relations
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-75556-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-75556-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-75555-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-09263-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 197
Number of Illustrations
4 illustrations in colour
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