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What would happen to international politics if the dead rose from the grave and started to eat the living? Daniel Drezner’s groundbreaking book answers the. Book review. Theories of International Relations and Zombies. By Daniel W. Drezner. Princeton University Press, (U$ WATERLOO – A “zombie gap in international relations” must be addressed if humanity is to be safeguarded from the perils of the undead.

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Unfortunately, I fear that constructivists would predict a norm cascade from the rise of zombies.

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Problem is, I think it made a much more interesting and funnier interview than it did a book. Nov 20, Zach Carlson rated it it was ok.

He digs into prominent zombie films and novels, such as Night of the Living Dead and World War Zto see where essential theories hold up and where they would stumble and fall.

It is what the title suggests. Books by Daniel W.

Dec 29, Atila Iamarino rated it liked it Shelves: As for political theories, zombie contagion is considered with cross-border relations, military tactics, evacuation logistics, refugee policies, homeland security measures and all other jargons that you can include in etceteras. Now, one could argue that this finding represents a Blinding Glimpse of the Obvious.

Never have I been so wrong. 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.

This is because it clearly communicates many of the This is a great introduction to international relations theory, particularly for undergraduate university students or those about to commence university and people with a general interest in the subject matter.


Theory of International Politics and Zombies

How would a neo-conservative think the world would respond to this crisis? But maybe most importantly, the book is so short and the bringing-together of international politics and zombies is so superficial that it just doesn’t work.

Drazner provides a brief primer on realpolitik, liberal and neo-conservative thinking on international relations and then filters them through the zombie apocalypse. It doesn’t get five stars because I wanted a bit more.

Theories of International Politics and Zombies by Daniel W. Drezner

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”. Princeton University Press, drenzer Oct 14, Todd rated it it was ok.

To its credit, the neoconservatives zombjes recognize the zombie threat as an existential threat to the human way of life.

This book started to concern me when it said zomies Marxism would be pro-zombie as it would view them as the proletariat — which is ridiculous, zombies don’t own the means of production, they’re a drezenr on the workers. Drezner August 18,1: Back when this zomgies was in draft stage, I specifically queried them about wther their argument about UFOs could be generalized to zombies, vampires, ghosts, the Loch Ness monster, Elvis, etc.

It takes a subject which can easily be boring, dry, and borderline incomprehensible to anyone outside the field and makes it fascinating, hilarious, and incredibly accessible to the layman. His posits are well researched and plausible – even though he is dealing with a subject matter pure fiction. Still, Drezner could’ve gone deeper into explicating the theories without losing his audience. Otherwise good for summarising and a reminder of IR theory.


Theories of International Politics and Zombies

Drezner would have also needed to contribute something new to the discussion of international politics, a distinct – or at least iterative – theory beyond the description dreznfr what exists presently in the field.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Drezner argues that by thinking about outside-of-the-box threats we get a cognitive grip on what former U.

It was often a bit dry and strained and nowhere near as enjoyable as, for example, World War Z, but Theories of International Politics and Zombies was still a quick enough read and laugh-out-loud funny enough in enough places I’ll generously give it four stars.

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If as he’s saying, think outside the box, but only within these parameters.

The importance of incorporating pop culture into policymaking was very much highlighted in this book. The good news is that these same realists would argue that there is no inherent difference between human states and zombie states. Even as these passages amuse they provide the reader with a general outline of how each theory understands political cooperation, competition, and responses to threats against the security, prosperity, and power of a sovereign state, although the latter descriptor power is ephemeral and its meaning varies in accordance with the theory that perceives it.