Emotional Choices

How the Logic of Affect Shapes Coercive Diplomacy

Author: Robin Markwica

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192513125

Category: Political Science

Page: 399

View: 8074


Why do states often refuse to yield to military threats from a more powerful actor, such as the United States? Why do they frequently prefer war to compliance? International Relations scholars generally employ the rational choice logic of consequences or the constructivist logic of appropriateness to explain this puzzling behavior. Max Weber, however, suggested a third logic of choice in his magnum opus Economy and Society: human decision making can also be motivated by emotions. Drawing on Weber and more recent scholarship in sociology and psychology, Robin Markwica introduces the logic of affect, or emotional choice theory, into the field of International Relations. The logic of affect posits that actors' behavior is shaped by the dynamic interplay among their norms, identities, and five key emotions: fear, anger, hope, pride, and humiliation. Markwica puts forward a series of propositions that specify the affective conditions under which leaders are likely to accept or reject a coercer's demands. To infer emotions and to examine their influence on decision making, he develops a methodological strategy combining sentiment analysis and an interpretive form of process tracing. He then applies the logic of affect to Nikita Khrushchev's behavior during the Cuban missile crisis in 1962 and Saddam Hussein's decision making in the Gulf conflict in 1990-1 offering a novel explanation for why U.S. coercive diplomacy succeeded in one case but not in the other.

Researching Emotions in International Relations

Methodological Perspectives on the Emotional Turn

Author: Maéva Clément,Eric Sangar

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319655752

Category: Political Science

Page: 353

View: 6427


This edited volume is the first to discuss the methodological implications of the ‘emotional turn’ in International Relations. While emotions have become of increasing interest to IR theory, methodological challenges have yet to receive proper attention. Acknowledging the pluralityof ontological positions, concepts and theories about the role of emotions in world politics, this volume presents and discusses various ways to research emotions empirically. Based on concrete research projects, the chapters demonstrate how social-scientific and humanitiesoriented methodological approaches can be successfully adapted to the study of emotions in IR. The volume covers a diverse set of both well-established and innovative methods, including discourse analysis, ethnography, narrative, and visual analysis. Through a hands-on approach, each chapter sheds light on practical challenges and opportunities, as well as lessons learnt for future research. The volume is an invaluable resource for advanced graduate and postgraduate students as well as scholars interested in developing their own empirical research on the role of emotions.

After Secularism

Rethinking Religion in Global Politics

Author: E. Wilson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230355315

Category: Social Science

Page: 222

View: 8568


Having destabilized dominant assumptions about the nature of religion, there is now a need to develop new ways of thinking about this ever-present phenomenon in global politics. This book outlines a new approach to understanding religion and its relationship with politics in the West and globally for International Relations.

International Political Economy

An Intellectual History

Author: Benjamin J. Cohen

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691135694

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 210

View: 4118


The American school -- The British school -- A really big question -- The control gap -- The mystery of the state -- What have we learned? -- New bridges?

The Vulnerable Subject

Beyond Rationalism in International Relations

Author: Amanda Russell Beattie,Kate Schick

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 0230293468

Category: Philosophy

Page: 212

View: 7338


International Relations scholarship has typically engaged with vulnerability as a problem to be solved through 'rational' attempts to craft a global order marked by universality, predictability and stability. By recovering an awareness of the persistently vulnerable human subject, this book argues that we can re-engage with issues of emotion, relationality, community and history that are often excluded from the study of global politics. This collection proposes an agonistic approach to international ethics and politics, eschewing a rationalism that radically privileges white Western conceptions of the world and that actively oppresses alternative voices. The Vulnerable Subject addresses issues such as trust, judgement, climate change, identity, and post-colonial relations, allowing for a profound rethinking of one of the core driving assumptions at the heart of international politics.

Digital Cultures and the Politics of Emotion

Feelings, Affect and Technological Change

Author: Athina Karatzogianni,Adi Kuntsman

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230391346

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 7516


Fifteen thought-provoking essays engage in an innovative dialogue between cultural studies of affect, feelings and emotions, and digital cultures, new media and technology. The volume provides a fascinating dialogue that cuts across disciplines, media platforms and geographic and linguistic boundaries.

Cases in International Relations

Portraits of the Future

Author: Donald M. Snow

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780321337979

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

View: 9463


Through this collection of 16 original case studies, students will apply IR concepts to real-world situations and helps them to understand the most important current and enduring problems facing the international system. Specifically crafted to cover the main themes of any introductory course, this exciting volume addresses the critical issues that are currently facing the world and are likely to be enduring issues into the future. The cases were chosen because of their importance, freshness and timeliness, and inherent interest to readers. As each case study was written by the author, this volume is more than a collection of journal articles. Cases in International Relations provides an original, integrated approach to covering real-world problems that is sure to engage students and get them thinking critically.

The International Politics of East Central Europe

Author: Adrian G. V. Hyde-Price

Publisher: N.A


Category: Political Science

Page: 300

View: 1432


The countries of East Central Europe - Hungary, Poland and what was then Czechoslovakia - played a starring role in the central political drama of the late-20th century, the 1989 revolutions. Adrian Hyde-Price analyzes the changing nature of international politics in the region since 1989, and the influence upon it of history, national identity and geography.

Women, Gender, and World Politics

Perspectives, Policies, and Prospects

Author: Peter R. Beckman,Francine D'Amico

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN: 9780897893053

Category: Political Science

Page: 250

View: 7027


Provides a critical evaluation of the traditionalist approach to the study of world politics and incorporates a feminist perspective into international relations theory.