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Arendt and International Politics : Readings Across the Lines - Anthony Lang

Arendt and International Politics

Readings Across the Lines

By: Anthony Lang (Editor), John Williams (Editor)

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Published: 1st July 2005
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Hannah Arendt's approach to politics focuses on action and conduct, rather than institutions, constitutions, and states. Thus, Arendt's work offers a novel and interesting alternative to the ways in which agency and structure are understood in international relations. In light of Arendtian conceptions of politics, essays in this book challenge conventional IR theories. The contributions on agency explore concepts and categories of political action that enable individuals to act politically and to re-make the world in new, unpredictable ways. The contributions on structure explore how Arendt provides new critical purchase upon often reified structures and categories.

"Lots of us in the field of International Relations know something about Hannah Arendt - her inquiries into the pathologies of the 20th century, her bracing affirmation of public life, her own life as emigre and intellectual, her remarkable personal and intellectual affiliations. Yet few of us have seen the relevance of Arendt's work to our own. The great virtue of this book is to show that Arendt's construction of the world, and especially her effort to fit classical republican premises to contemporary circumstances, points up the pathologies of the field - its uncritical realism, liberal yearnings and moral myopia - in more ways than we might have imagined possible." - Nicholas Onuf, Florida International University

Preface
Introduction
Hannah Arendt and International Affairs
Hannah Arendt: A Biographical and Political Introduction
Arendtian Readings of International Relations; Hannah Arendt, Publics and Violence
Forgiveness and the Possibility of Politics in Post-Conflict Situations; A.Schaap Hannah Arendt and the "Right" to Have Rights
International Relations Readings of Arendt
Hannah Arendt's Critical Realism: Rights, Power, and Responsibility
Governance and Political Action: Hannah Arendt on Global Political Protest
Hannah Arendt and the International Space In-between
Arendt, Religion, and Cosmic War
Conclusions: the Arendtian Moment in International Relations?
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ISBN: 9781403967831
ISBN-10: 1403967830
Series: The Palgrave Macmillan History of International Thought
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 236
Published: 1st July 2005
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.47
Edition Number: 1