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The Time of Global Politics, International Relations As Study of the Present, Christopher McIntosh

Argues that, despite past events being a valid means of predicting and preparing for the future, the present remains vitally important. This book will engage academics, graduates and undergraduates of international relations and global politics. It will also appeal to historians, sociologists and anthropologists interested in global politics
Table Of Contents
Cover -- Half-title -- Title page -- Imprints page -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- 1 Theorizing with the Present: Past, Present, and Future in International Politics -- Introduction -- The Politics of Time: How Temporality Matters for International Relations and Global Politics -- International Relations' Approach to Time and Temporality: The Universal Time of the Clock -- Making Space for the Present: A Presentist Approach to Politics -- Outline of the Book -- Conclusion -- 2 The Temporal Imaginary of International Relations -- Introduction -- The Metaphysics of Time in International Relations -- IR's Construction of the Past -- Temporal Assumptions and Temporality in IR Scholarship -- Temporal Boundaries: Emergence and the Relationship between Past, Present, and Future -- Mapping the Field -- Conclusion -- 3 A Presentist Approach to International Relations: A Toolkit for Political Analysis -- Introduction -- A Temporal Imaginary of the Present -- From the Past to the Present: Using the Present as a Frame of Analysis -- The Present as a ''Toolkit'' for Thinking International Relations -- Epistemological Assumptions and Ontological Commitments with the Present -- Conclusion -- 4 The Temporality of IR Theories: Global Politics from the Present -- Introduction -- The Contemporary Value of the Paradigms for Thinking about IR and IR Theory -- Realism -- Liberal Institutionalism/Liberalism -- Constructivism -- Conclusion -- 5 The Time of War -- Introduction -- Why Study War through the Lens of the Present -- What the Present Can Reveal: The Value of the Present for Understanding War -- Conclusion -- 6 Making America Great Again, Again, and Again -- Introduction -- Why Study Trump and Trumpism? -- Temporal Dynamics in the Trump Administration
Literary Form
non fiction
First edition.
Physical Description
1 online resource (346 pages)
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