Collection: Political Theory and International Relations

Books with scholarship on political theory and international relations.

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Assembly by Design: The United Nations and Its Global Interior Assembly by Design The United Nations and Its Global Interior Olga Touloumi 2024 Spring
How the United Nations headquarters became the architectural instrument and broadcast medium of global diplomacy
Architecture against Democracy: Histories of the Nationalist International Architecture against Democracy Histories of the Nationalist International Reinhold Martin and Claire Zimmerman, Editors 2024 Spring
Examining architecture’s foundational role in the repression of democracy
The Apathy of Empire: Cambodia in American Geopolitics The Apathy of Empire Cambodia in American Geopolitics James A. Tyner 2024 Spring
What America’s intervention in Cambodia during the Vietnam War tells us about Cold War–era U.S. national security strategy
Revenant Ecologies: Defying the Violence of Extinction and Conservation Revenant Ecologies Defying the Violence of Extinction and Conservation Audra Mitchell 2023 Fall
Engaging a broad spectrum of ecological thought to articulate the ethical scale of global extinction
Torture in the National Security Imagination Torture in the National Security Imagination Stephanie Athey 2023 Fall
Reassessing the role of torture in the context of police violence, mass incarceration, and racial capitalism
Terrorism on Trial: Political Violence and Abolitionist Futures Terrorism on Trial Political Violence and Abolitionist Futures Nicole Nguyen 2023 Fall
A landmark sociological examination of terrorism prosecution in United States courts
The Solidarity Economy The Solidarity Economy Jean-Louis Laville 2023 Spring
Questioning the boundaries between politics and economics
Nonhuman Humanitarians: Animal Interventions in Global Politics Nonhuman Humanitarians Animal Interventions in Global Politics Benjamin Meiches 2023 Spring
Examining the appearance of nonhuman animals laboring alongside humans in humanitarian operations
The Quiet Violence of Empire: How USAID Waged Counterinsurgency in Afghanistan The Quiet Violence of Empire How USAID Waged Counterinsurgency in Afghanistan Wesley Attewell 2023 Spring
How the U.S. empire-state transformed post-1945 Afghanistan into a key site for reimagining development
The Long 2020 The Long 2020 Richard Grusin and Maureen Ryan, Editors 2022 Fall
Sharply intelligent, often personal reflections on the global crises of 2020 that are still ongoing
Italian Political Cinema: Figures of the Long ’68 Italian Political Cinema Figures of the Long ’68 Mauro Resmini 2022 Fall
An exploration of how film has made legible the Italian long ’68 as a moment of crisis and transition
Meaningless Citizenship: Iraqi Refugees and the Welfare State Meaningless Citizenship Iraqi Refugees and the Welfare State Sally Wesley Bonet 2022 Fall
A searing critique of the “freedom” that America offers to the victims of its imperialist machinations of war and occupation
Statelessness: On Almost Not Existing Statelessness On Almost Not Existing 2022 Fall
A pathbreaking new genealogy of statelessness
Webbed Connectivities: The Imperial Sociology of Sex, Gender, and Sexuality Webbed Connectivities The Imperial Sociology of Sex, Gender, and Sexuality Vrushali Patil 2022 Fall
Constructing a new approach for centering empire in productions of racialized, gendered, and sexualized difference
Fearing the Immigrant: Racialization and Urban Policy in Toronto Fearing the Immigrant Racialization and Urban Policy in Toronto Parastou Saberi 2022 Fall
A fascinating deep dive into one city’s urban policy—and the anxiety over immigrants that informs it
The Common Camp: Architecture of Power and Resistance in Israel–Palestine The Common Camp Architecture of Power and Resistance in Israel–Palestine Irit Katz 2022 Spring
Seeing the camp as a persistent political instrument in Israel–Palestine and beyond
Pipeline Populism: Grassroots Environmentalism in the Twenty-First Century Pipeline Populism Grassroots Environmentalism in the Twenty-First Century Kai Bosworth 2022 Spring
How contemporary environmental struggles and resistance to pipeline development became populist struggles
A Guerrilla Guide to Refusal A Guerrilla Guide to Refusal Andrew Culp 2022 Spring
A field guide to a nonfascist life at the end of the world as we know it
The Alienated Subject: On the Capacity to Hurt The Alienated Subject On the Capacity to Hurt James A. Tyner 2022 Spring
A timely and provocative discussion of alienation as an intersectional category of life under racial capitalism and white supremacy
Insecurity Insecurity Richard Grusin, Editor 2022 Spring
Investigating insecurity as the predominant logic of life in the present moment
A Monetary and Fiscal History of Latin America, 1960-2017 A Monetary and Fiscal History of Latin America, 1960-2017 Timothy J. Kehoe and Juan Pablo Nicolini, Editors 2021 Spring
A major, new, and comprehensive look at six decades of macroeconomic policies across the region
The Big No The Big No Kennan Ferguson, Editor 2021 Fall
What it means to celebrate the potential and the power of no
Disorderly Families: Infamous Letters from the Bastille Archives Disorderly Families Infamous Letters from the Bastille Archives Arlette Farge and Michel Foucault 2021 Fall
The first English translation of letters of arrest from eighteenth century France held in the archives of the Bastille
Care Ethics in the Age of Precarity Care Ethics in the Age of Precarity Maurice Hamington and Michael Flower, Editors 2021 Fall
How care can resist the stifling force of the neoliberal paradigm
The Global Shelter Imaginary: IKEA Humanitarianism and Rightless Relief The Global Shelter Imaginary IKEA Humanitarianism and Rightless Relief Daniel Bertrand Monk and Andrew Herscher 2021 Fall
Examines how the humanitarian order advances a message of moral triumph and care while abandoning the dispossessed
Batman Saves the Congo: How Celebrities Disrupt the Politics of Development Batman Saves the Congo How Celebrities Disrupt the Politics of Development Alexandra Cosima Budabin and Lisa Ann Richey 2021 Spring
How celebrity strategic partnerships are disrupting humanitarian space
Intolerable: Writings from Michel Foucault and the Prisons Information Group (1970–1980) Intolerable Writings from Michel Foucault and the Prisons Information Group (1970–1980) Michel Foucault and Prisons Information Group Edited by Perry Zurn 2021 Spring
A groundbreaking collection of writings by Michel Foucault and the Prisons Information Group documenting their efforts to expose France’s inhumane treatment of prisoners
Curiosity and Power: The Politics of Inquiry Curiosity and Power The Politics of Inquiry Perry Zurn 2021 Spring
A trailblazing exploration of the political stakes of curiosity
Shaving the Beasts: Wild Horses and Ritual in Spain Shaving the Beasts Wild Horses and Ritual in Spain John Hartigan Jr. 2020 Fall
A vivid first-person study of a notorious equine ritual—from the perspective of the wild horses who are its targets
Remote Warfare: New Cultures of Violence Remote Warfare New Cultures of Violence Rebecca A. Adelman and David Kieran, Editors 2020 Fall
Considers how people have confronted, challenged, and resisted remote warfare
The Death of Asylum: Hidden Geographies of the Enforcement Archipelago The Death of Asylum Hidden Geographies of the Enforcement Archipelago Alison Mountz 2020 Spring
Investigating the global system of detention centers that imprison asylum seekers and conceal persistent human rights violations
Deadly Biocultures: The Ethics of Life-Making Deadly Biocultures The Ethics of Life-Making Nadine Ehlers and Shiloh R. Krupar 2019 Fall
A trenchant analysis of the dark side of regulatory life-making today
Wageless Life: A Manifesto for a Future beyond Capitalism Wageless Life A Manifesto for a Future beyond Capitalism Ian G. R. Shaw and Marv Waterstone 2020 Spring
Drawing up alternate ways to “make a living” beyond capitalism
Town Hall Meetings and the Death of Deliberation Town Hall Meetings and the Death of Deliberation Jonathan Beecher Field 2019 Fall
Tracing the erosion of democratic norms in the US and the conditions that make it possible
Archives of Infamy: Foucault on State Power in the Lives of Ordinary Citizens Archives of Infamy Foucault on State Power in the Lives of Ordinary Citizens Nancy Luxon, Editor 2019 Spring
Expanding the insights of Arlette Farge and Michel Foucault’s Disorderly Families into policing, public order, (in)justice, and daily life
Everyday Equalities: Making Multicultures in Settler Colonial Cities Everyday Equalities Making Multicultures in Settler Colonial Cities Ruth Fincher, Kurt Iveson, Helga Leitner and Valerie Preston 2019 Fall
A timely new look at coexisting without assimilating in multicultural cities
The Politics of Annihilation: A Genealogy of Genocide The Politics of Annihilation A Genealogy of Genocide Benjamin Meiches 2019 Spring
How did a powerful concept in international justice evolve into an inequitable response to mass suffering?
Dead Labor: Toward a Political Economy of Premature Death Dead Labor Toward a Political Economy of Premature Death James Tyner 2019 Spring
A groundbreaking consideration of death from capitalism, from the seventeenth to the twenty-first century
Cyberwar and Revolution: Digital Subterfuge in Global Capitalism Cyberwar and Revolution Digital Subterfuge in Global Capitalism Nick Dyer-Witheford and Svitlana Matviyenko 2019 Spring
Uncovering the class conflicts, geopolitical dynamics, and aggressive capitalism propelling the militarization of the internet
The Eye of War: Military Perception from the Telescope to the Drone The Eye of War Military Perception from the Telescope to the Drone Antoine Bousquet 2018 Fall
How perceptual technologies have shaped the history of war from the Renaissance to the present
Heidegger: Phenomenology, Ecology, Politics Heidegger Phenomenology, Ecology, Politics Michael Marder 2018 Fall
Understanding the political and ecological implications of Heidegger’s work without ignoring his noxious public engagements
Aspirational Fascism: The Struggle for Multifaceted Democracy under Trumpism Aspirational Fascism The Struggle for Multifaceted Democracy under Trumpism William E. Connolly 2017 Fall
Coming to terms with a new period of uncertainty when it is still replete with possibilities
The Microbial State: Global Thriving and the Body Politic The Microbial State Global Thriving and the Body Politic Stefanie R. Fishel 2017 Fall
An innovative exploration of the metaphorical power of bodies on global politics and the potential for the planet’s future
Making Things International 2: Catalysts and Reactions Making Things International 2 Catalysts and Reactions Mark B. Salter, Editor 2016 Spring
Comprehending the political impacts of globalization requires new tools and new ways of thinking
Making Things International 1: Circuits and Motion Making Things International 1 Circuits and Motion Mark B. Salter, Editor 2015 Spring
Considering the movements of things expands our notions of globalization
Seeking Asylum: Human Smuggling and Bureaucracy at the Border Seeking Asylum Human Smuggling and Bureaucracy at the Border Alison Mountz 2010 Spring
How human smuggling illuminates the complexities of immigration policies and laws