Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist

International Practices

$42.99 (P)

Part of Cambridge Studies in International Relations

Emanuel Adler, Vincent Pouliot, Friedrich Kratochwil, Janice Bially Mattern, Janice Stein, Jutta Brunnée, Stephen Toope, Patrick Morgan, Richard Little, Norrin Ripsman, Ole Jacob Sending, Iver Neumann, Erik Voeten, Lene Hansen, Rita Abrahamsen, Michael Williams, Raymond Duvall, Arjun Chowdhury
View all contributors
  • Date Published: October 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521281171

$ 42.99 (P)

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Other available formats:
Hardback, eBook

Looking for an examination copy?

If you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact providing details of the course you are teaching.

Product filter button
About the Authors
  • It is in and through practices – deeds that embody shared intersubjective knowledge – that social life is organized, that subjectivities are constituted and that history unfolds. One can think of dozens of different practices (from balancing, to banking or networking) which constitute the social fabric of world politics. This book brings together leading scholars in fields from international law and humanitarianism to nuclear deterrence and the UN to provide effective new tools to understand a range of pressing issues of the era of globalization. As an entry point to the study of world politics, the concept of practice accommodates a variety of perspectives in a coherent yet flexible fashion and opens the door to much needed interdisciplinary research in international relations. International Practices crystallizes the authors' past research on international practices into a common effort to turn the study of practice into a novel research program in international relations.

    • Proposes a new research program of international relations that promotes dialogue across its paradigms; it features a cohesive volume out of intellectual diversity
    • It will enliven the discipline of international relations such when constructivism became part of the mainstream international relations theory fifteen years ago
    • The book's contributors are leading scholars in their own fields and research traditions
    Read more

    Reviews & endorsements

    "This conceptually innovative and empirically comprehensive collection focuses our attention on the 'practice' of international politics. This is as an analytical category that promises both productive engagements across the various subfields of international relations theory, and new ways of thinking about empirical research. It should find a broad and receptive audience." - Peter J. Katzenstein, Walter S. Carpenter, Jr. Professor of International Studies, Cornell University

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity


    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?


    Product details

    • Date Published: October 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521281171
    • length: 388 pages
    • dimensions: 226 x 152 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.61kg
    • contains: 1 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Practices in International Relations and Social Theory:
    1. International practices: introduction and framework Emanuel Adler and Vincent Pouliot
    2. Making sense of 'international practices' Friedrich Kratochwil
    Part II. Practices and Their Background:
    3. A practice theory of emotion in international relations Janice Bially Mattern
    4. Background knowledge in the foreground: conversations about competent practice in 'sacred space' Janice Stein
    5. Interactional international law and the practice of legality Jutta Brunnée and Stephen Toope
    Part III. The Evolution of Practices:
    6. The practice of deterrence Patrick Morgan
    7. Britain's response to the Spanish Civil War: investigating the implications of foregrounding practice for English school thinking Richard Little
    8. Domestic practices and balancing: integrating practice into neoclassical realism Norrin Ripsman
    Part IV. Practices in Practice:
    9. Banking on power: how some practices in an international organization anchor others Ole Jacob Sending and Iver Neumann
    10. The practice of political manipulation Erik Voeten
    11. Performing practices: a poststructuralist analysis of the Muhammad cartoon crisis Lene Hansen
    12. Privatisation in practice: power and capital in the field of global security Rita Abrahamsen and Michael Williams
    Part V. Conclusion:
    13. Practices of theory Raymond Duvall and Arjun Chowdhury.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Research in International Relations
  • Editors

    Emanuel Adler, University of Toronto
    Emanuel Adler is the Andrea and Charles Bronfman Chair of Israeli Studies in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto and editor of International Organization. Professor Adler also currently holds an honorary Professorship at the University of Copenhagen and is a member of the European Academy of Sciences.

    Vincent Pouliot, McGill University, Montréal
    Vincent Pouliot is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at McGill University and Associate Director of the Centre for International Peace and Security Studies (CIPSS). His research interests lie at the intersection of practice theory and the global governance of international security.


    Emanuel Adler, Vincent Pouliot, Friedrich Kratochwil, Janice Bially Mattern, Janice Stein, Jutta Brunnée, Stephen Toope, Patrick Morgan, Richard Little, Norrin Ripsman, Ole Jacob Sending, Iver Neumann, Erik Voeten, Lene Hansen, Rita Abrahamsen, Michael Williams, Raymond Duvall, Arjun Chowdhury

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account


Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner Please see the permission section of the catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.


Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.