Introduction: alternative approaches to violence in International Relations

Cerwyn Moore

in Contemporary Violence

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print November 2010 | ISBN: 9780719075995
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781702697 | DOI:
Introduction: alternative approaches to violence in International Relations

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This introductory chapter tries to form a set of themes and a broad body of literature which could be creatively used to study the alternative accounts of contemporary violence in the study of international relations. It examines the work of scholars concerned with meaning in international relations and shows how paramilitaries, international aid groups, human rights organisations, transnational media-corporations, militias and inter-governmental organisations are all involved in contemporary war. This chapter also studies a body of interpretive work that helps connect area studies and social networks with studies of narrative identity.

Keywords: contemporary violence; international relations; contemporary war; narrative identity

Chapter.  5522 words. 

Subjects: International Relations

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