International Politics and Zombies

Title

International Politics and Zombies

Authors

Daniel Drezner

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Description

Addressing timely issues with analytical bite, Daniel Drezner (Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University) looks at how well-known theories from international relations might be applied to a war with zombies. He boldly lurches into the breach and “stress tests” the ways that different approaches to world politics would explain policy responses to the living dead. Drezner examines the most prominent international relations theories–including realism, liberalism, constructivism, and neoconservatism –and decomposes their predictions. 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.

Publication Date

3-22-2012

Keywords

political theory, zombies, international relations, realism, liberalism, constructivism, neoconservatism, world politics

Disciplines

International Relations | Political Theory

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