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Emotions in International Politics
Beyond Mainstream International Relations

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Richard Ned Lebow, Yohan Ariffin, Jean-Marc Coicaud, Peter N. Stearns, James M. Jasper, Jean-Michel Roy, Jocelyn Pixley, Pierre de Senarclens, Vesselin Popovski, Assia Alexieva, Ainius Lasas, Andrew Ross, Pierre Hassner, Naomi Head
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  • Date Published: May 2017
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107534483

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  • In recent years, social scientists have increasingly recognized the interconnectedness of thought on emotions. Nowhere is the role of passions more evident than international politics, where pride, anger, guilt, fear, empathy, and other feelings are routinely on display. But in the absence of an overarching theory of emotions, how can we understand their role at the international level? Emotions in International Politics fills the need for theoretical tools in the new and rapidly growing subfield of international relations. Eminent scholars from a range of disciplines consider how emotions can be investigated from an international perspective involving collective players, drawing evidence from such emotionally fraught events as the Rwandan genocide, World War II, the 9/11 attacks, and the Iranian nuclear standoff. The path-breaking research collected in Emotions in International Politics will be a valuable theoretical guide to understanding conflict and cooperation in international relations.

    • Provides theoretical approaches that will be of use to students and scholars in a growing field
    • Challenges and corrects prevailing models of social theory
    • Includes theoretical case studies from 9/11 and the Rwandan genocide to World War II-era Europe
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    • Date Published: May 2017
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107534483
    • length: 434 pages
    • dimensions: 230 x 153 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.64kg
    • contains: 16 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface Richard Ned Lebow
    Introduction Yohan Ariffin
    Part I. Towards an Interdisciplinary Analysis of Emotions in International Politics:
    1. The question of emotions and passions in mainstream international relations, and beyond Jean-Marc Coicaud
    2. Emotion and change: where history comes in Peter N. Stearns
    3. The sociology of face-to-face emotions James M. Jasper
    4. From intersubjectivity to international relations: the teachings of the 'emotive turn' of cognitive science? Jean-Michel Roy
    5. Emotions of uncertainty, competition, and cooperation in the international financial sector Jocelyn Pixley
    6. Exploring the nexus of emotions/passions, values, and rights in international affairs Jean-Marc Coicaud
    7. Psychoanalysis and the study of emotions in international politics Pierre de Senarclens
    8. Emotions and international law Vesselin Popovski
    Part II. Emotions in Foreign Policy Decision Making and in War and Peace:
    9. Assessing the role of emotives in international relations Yohan Ariffin
    10. The role of emotions in foreign policy decision making: embarrassment from the Bay of Pigs Assia Alexieva
    11. Shadow of guilt: US Rwandese relations after 1994 genocide Ainius Lasas
    12. Emotions and passions of death and the making of World War II: the cases of Germany and Japan Jean-Marc Coicaud
    13. From group identity to ethnic violence Pierre de Senarclens
    14. Exceptionalism, counterterrorism, and the emotional politics of human rights Andrew Ross
    15. The dialectic of rage: how anger, fear, pride, and some other passion combine, interact, and fight each other in the post-Cold War world Pierre Hassner
    16. Transforming conflict: trust, empathy, and dialogue Naomi Head
    17. The role of emotives in the international management of plant genetic resources Yohan Ariffin
    Conclusion Jean-Marc Coicaud.

  • Editors

    Yohan Ariffin, Université de Lausanne, Switzerland
    Yohan Ariffin is senior lecturer at the Institut d'etudes politiques, historiques et internationales, Université de Lausanne, Switzerland. His work addresses the role of normative and affective ideas in international relations. He has held research fellowships at the London School of Economics and Political Science, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and the Institut d'études politiques, Paris.

    Jean-Marc Coicaud, Rutgers University, New Jersey
    Jean-Marc Coicaud is Professor of Law and Global Affairs and Director of the Division of Global Affairs at Rutgers University, New Jersey. In addition to serving as a Global Ethics Fellow with the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, he has published widely in the fields of political theory, comparative politics, international relations, and international law.

    Vesselin Popovski, United Nations University, Tokyo
    Vesselin Popovski is Vice Dean of the Law School and Executive Director of the Centre for UN Studies at Jindal Global University, India. He is the author of numerous books and articles on human rights and public international law and has participated in major international initiatives including the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty, and the Princeton Project on Universal Jurisdiction.


    Richard Ned Lebow, Yohan Ariffin, Jean-Marc Coicaud, Peter N. Stearns, James M. Jasper, Jean-Michel Roy, Jocelyn Pixley, Pierre de Senarclens, Vesselin Popovski, Assia Alexieva, Ainius Lasas, Andrew Ross, Pierre Hassner, Naomi Head

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