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

Shaw, Martin (2001) The unfinished global revolution: intellectuals and the new politics of international relations. Review of International Studies, 27 (3). 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 highpoint 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 criticises 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
Additional Information: Publisher's version available at official url.
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Politics
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Depositing User: Chris Keene
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2007
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2017 20:57
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/1532
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