The unfinished global revolution: intellectuals and the new politics of international relations

Shaw, Martin (2002) The unfinished global revolution: intellectuals and the new politics of international relations. Review of International Studies, 27 (4). pp. 627-647. ISSN 0260-2105

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Abstract

More than a decade after the revolutions of 1989, we can see these as a high point of a new, worldwide and increasingly global wave of democratic revolution and counter-revolution. Violent struggles between the political forces unleashed have produced genocidal wars and stimulated global state formation. These developments present concerned citizens and students of international relations and politics with new challenges. This article criticizes two trends in the responses of political intellectuals in the West: the ‘new anarchism’ of some critical thinkers in the academic discipline of international relations, and ‘yesterday's radicalism’ which has led some left-wing critics to revive the defence of sovereignty for repressive and genocidal non-Western states. The lecture concludes by outlining an alternative ‘new politics’ of international relations

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > International Relations
Depositing User: Martin Shaw
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 15:26
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2017 23:25
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/12491

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