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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Drezner boldly lurches into the breach and “stress tests” the ways that different approaches to world politics would explain policy responses to the living dead. Drezner takes a notoriously dry subject and makes theoriee easy for the non specialist to understand how the world works in crisis situations.
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Theories of International Politics and Zombies by Daniel W. Drezner
I wish the editor had the vision to tell the author “The internxtional of bringing these two topics is funny enough, and if you do it thoroughly and seriously, it will be highly erezner and funny at the same time. 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, intwrnational might as well stop reading now.
It actually serves as an easy way to differentiate between major perspectives on international policy. Drazner provides a brief primer on realpolitik, liberal and neo-conservative thinking on international relations and then filters them through the zombie apocalypse. Drezndr a Zombie literature neophyte, I found this side of the book quite easy to follow, but I wonder if the IR side of the book – especially the occasional references to game theory – is still a bit too much of an in-joke for policy wonks and a bit off-putting for the wider public?
Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld famously referred to as the “unknown unknowns” in international security. This book explained them in a way that made sense, and was entertaining. Ever since I first started studying International Relations I have felt the need for a layman’s explanation of IR theory that would fill the gap between me attempting to explain the differences between realism and neorealism on the back of danuel beer coaster or recommending a read of something by Kenneth Waltz, Samuel Huntington or John J.
Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Addressing timely issues with analytical bite, Drezner looks at how well-known theories from international relations might be applied to a war with zombies. And how does this same neo-con believe we should respond? A fun and entertaining zombise to learn about the theories of international politics.
Of course the introduction of the zombie is somewhat novel, but in many cases you can substitute “zombie” sombies “H1N1,” “SARS,” or “Ebola” and have a description of events in documented history rather than hypothesis meriting closer dxniel. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. This book is of no help niternational them. You know what your weapons are, who your teams are. And because Drezner knows his zombie stuff, the book would also be a pretty good place to start for anyone internaional in the topic of zombie literature and film.
Zlmbies and other international organizations, and nongovernment organizations NGOs. In the acknowledgements following Drezner’s conclusion, the author thanks political scientist Kenneth Waltz for his contribution of his book, Theory of International Politics, from which Drezner bases his book’s title and the chapter on realism, which resembles the structural realism introduced by Waltz popularly “neorealism”.
Feb 01, Mwakamui Iluya rated it liked it Shelves: Ever since I first started studying International Relations I have felt the need for a layman’s explanation of IR theory that would fill the gap between me attempting to explain the differences between realism and neorealism on the back of a beer coaster or recommending a read of something by Kenneth Waltz, Samuel Huntington or John J.
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Clearly, the zombie issue would cross borders and affect all states — so the benefits from policy coordination would be pretty massive. Aug 27, Zohal rated it liked it Recommended to Zohal by: Why, indeed, does every Hollywood zombie outbreak cause an instant apocalypse?
One person found this internqtional. A cool introduction to international relations theory through the popular example of zombies and an apocalypse: Addressing timely issues with analytical bite, Drezner looks at how well-known theories from international relations might be applied to What would happen to international politics if the dead rose from the grave and started to abd the living?
Jun 09, Benny rated it liked it. I picked up this book for the zombies, but ultimately I think the best part about it is the basic understanding of theories of international relations.
Showing of 97 reviews. This book is a tongue-in-cheek textbook whose humor consists of repeating the same joke over and over.
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Exploring the plots of popular zombie films, songs, and books, Theories of International Politics and Zombies predicts realistic scenarios for the political stage in the face of a zombie threat and considers how valid—or how rotten—such scenarios might be. It’s definitely food for brains, which beats brains for food.
I bought this book as soon as it came out, being a fan of Drezner’s FP work, and I was surprised by how funny I found it. He examines the most prominent international relations theories–including realism, liberalism, constructivism, neoconservatism, and bureaucratic politics–and decompos.
Drezner’s intentions are not so grand, nor are they so earnest. Two of my favorite quotes are as follows: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. If as he’s saying, think outside the box, but on An entertaining and useful intro to theories of international politics, but ultimately limited in its scope and utility. This is done with a generally light touch and some genuinely witty observations – my only real objection is that Drezner has let his own non-zombie infested world policy preferences shine through in the neo-conservative chapter, which is largely a thinly-veiled swipe at the military response to Iraq and Afghanistan.
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