What would happen to international politics if the dead rose from the grave and started to eat the living? Daniel Drezner’s groundbreaking book answers the. Book review. Theories of International Relations and Zombies. By Daniel W. Drezner. Princeton University Press, (U$ WATERLOO – A “zombie gap in international relations” must be addressed if humanity is to be safeguarded from the perils of the undead.

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It’s pretty straightforward and the ideas behind the zombies are fairly shallow.

drenzer Mar 30, Brian rated it really liked it. I wish the editor had the vision to tell the author “The idea of bringing these two topics is funny enough, and if you do it thoroughly and seriously, it will be highly informative and funny at the same time. An entertaining and useful intro to theories of international politics, but ultimately limited in its scope and utility.

Theories of International Politics and Zombies

He is currently writing a book on Brazil’s role in Latin American politics. Theories of International Relations and Zombies. This book started to concern me when it said that Marxism would be pro-zombie as it would view them as the proletariat — which is ridiculous, zombies don’t own the means of production, they’re a plague on the workers.

The main weakness with this text is that its introductory nature and brief length mean a lot of nuance is missing in the zomibes of each theory. After creating a human outpost in that place, humans in neighboring zombie-affected countries would be inspired to rise up and overthrow their own zombie overlords. The first preemptive move would be to destroy every copy of nearly every zombie film ever made Book reviews, English, Global governance.

Want to Read saving…. Indeed, citing several zombie movies, Drezner shows that human beings rarely develop a coordinated response when threatened by zombies — the same may apply to states. The book progresses logically, dreznet and detailing its central independent variable – zombies – according tot he available literature, before considering the likely policy responses of sovereign states and international coalitions according to the political theories of realism, liberalism, neo-conservatism, and constructivism.


Apr 15, Jerry Jose rated it liked it.

It’s quite an amusing book, and I had fun reading it. The application of these theories toward the undead problem would be entirely fanciful if only the zombie cannon was considered, but absent historical incidence, analogues satisfy Drezner’s base from which to consider expected human responses to the undead. I read the book a while ago, but I recall Drezner’s explanations of certain critical theory approaches to be particularly simplistic. Nov 22, Harrison rated it really liked it.

When I decided to read this book I was looking for an amusing and light hearted primer on the basic concepts of international relations. What would happen to international politics if the dead rose from the grave and started to eat the living? Sep 28, Amanda Lynn rated it it was ok. Drenzer are no zomvies topics on this book yet. This book explained them in a way that made sense, and was entertaining. I solemnly dreznr the book. Yes, he’s jumping on the financial bandwagon for everything that is zombie the hottest horror ticket in town over the past few yearsbut that doesn’t detract from a real think-piece that places the reader in his world of possible outcomes of a world-wide pandemic.

But once each theory started being broken down into zombie terms and how each type 2.

Theories of International Politics and Zombies by Daniel W. Drezner

By surveying popular media portrayals of zombies and human responses and combining that data with leading So, you all have read the Facebook challenges about what you would do if the zombie apocalypse comes. Trending Now Sponsored Links by Taboola. The author made use of several theories in international politics for the audience to better understand the different factors of zomies behavior, organizational culture and gender and how they would affect or disaffect our decision making.


Looking through my IR book at their definitions, I dreznr certainly see why this book was written! That is to say, there are a number of possible emergent norms in response to zombies. As a vocal critic of the War in Iraq after its inception he supported it initiallyDrezner notes with biting humor that while neoconservatives would be quick to identify potential threats from the undead, there would be concern that “the initial neoconservative response to a zombie outbreak would be to invade Iraq again out of habit.

They say only frequent counter-attacks with increasing force would eradicate the fictional creatures…. This is immediately familiar to the Iraq war idea that by engaging the Iraqi regime America was leading Iraqi civilians to liberate themselves.

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In this concise and engaging study, Daniel Drezner, Professor of International Politics zomhies the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, provides a rigorous theoretical analysis of the potential implications of a zombie attack, thus filling an important gap in the International Relations literature.

This is even true in cases similar to that of this reviewer, who while familiar with the goings-on of world events had never developed or considered a formal theory of politics based on any established paradigm. His reliance on external sources as opposed to explicating a clear definition of one zombie threat and analyzing alternate theoretical zombes was a rather weak approach. Return to Book Page.