His research focuses on the interface between International Relations and Historical Sociology , and on processes of radical change, most notably revolutions.
This transformation involved a complex configuration of industrialization, rational state-building, and ideologies of progress. What do we mean by these terms?
The three components of the global transformation were mutually reinforcing. He is currently working on a monograph on the anatomy of revolutions. Images by Pablo. Daniel Drezner is no fool.
This is a scholar who produces major publications , who teaches at a major institution , and who contributes to a major International Relations blog. So you have to wonder why he wrote Theories of International Politics and Zombies. Because this is, by any criteria I can come up with, a very foolish book. Every now and again, I come across films, music or books and wonder how, in a world where so many talented people fail to make the grade, it can be possible to create, develop, sanction and, ultimately, sell products that are so banal.
Often, the answer is simple — money. Perhaps that is the case here too. But I have a feeling that something else is involved in this book as well — Drezner, and plenty of others , seem to think that the connection between zombies and IR theory is uproariously, hilariously, side-splittingly funny.
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So perhaps I am the curmudgeon here. I lasted about half that long with Theories of International Politics and Zombies. Why is it that so much hoo-hah has been made about this book 10, copies sold within six months of publication? The next few days at LSE will see a number of events celebrating the life, and exploring the ideas, of the late Fred Halliday. The Mid-Atlantic Journal of Inverted Abstraction was an imaginary output for work Halliday deemed excessively introverted or self-regarding.
There is some argument to be had about that attitude to some theory. But not now. Instead, a few other choice Fred-isms:. History repeats itself: the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce, the third time as a fad in IR theory. It seems appropriate to point that many of the other Millennium articles currently if temporarily freed from the tyranny of the paywall , to my mind at least, resist such a dismissal. The ghost of Montezuma reminds us that unlimited hospitality is haunted too. The Spanish, totalling around men, were outnumbered a thousand to one; Montezuma could have prevailed and his homeland could have survived, at least for a time, if he had not offered an unconditional welcome.
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