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This book engages with contemporary cutting-edge research in international political sociology (IPS). It brings together leading academics from international relations, sociology, social theory, criminology, anthropology, law and the wider social sciences to rethink through the lens of international political sociology standard approaches to international relations. The authors and editors come from diverse intellectual and geographical backgrounds to provide unprecedented coverage of the key concepts and topics of research in IPS.
The volume is split into 4 sections
Part I: Introduces the different intellectual trajectories and brings together the various lines of reasoning that have guided the creation of IPS
Part II: Explores key concepts used in international political sociology to reflect on and analyze international relations
Part III: Questions some of the key building blocks of ‘the international’ by forwarding an international political sociology perspective, bringing together interdisciplinary scholars and investigating areas such as the state, security and citizenship
Part IV: Provides a critical forum on IPS bringing together its protagonists and its critiques, both from inside and outside of International Relations. It consists of three short critiques and a collective response by the editors
This book constitutes the most comprehensive collection available of key debates from key figures in the field. It will be an essential source of reference for students and scholars, exposing the breadth and depth of international political sociology.