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By Iver B. Neumann, Ole Jacob Sending

"There were many makes an attempt to conform Foucault's arguments to the learn of diplomacy, yet this strong and provocative publication is the main sustained, and arguably the main winning in exhibiting how the governmentality process may be tailored to the research of world politics."
---Barry Hindess, learn university of Social Sciences, The Australian nationwide University

A hugely welcome and unique contribution to modern debates at the form and way forward for the overseas procedure and at the chance of reconfiguring IR concept as social theory."
---Mathias Albert, Bielefeld collage, Germany

"Iver Neumann and Ole Jacob Sending have positioned meat at the bones of Michel Foucault's proposal of governmentality, pleasant the hopes of long-famished scholars and students of worldwide governance. via their specialise in particular case reviews, the authors have supplied a much-needed contribution to the diplomacy literature, person who is bound to develop into a staple of classes and seminars during the world."
---Ronnie D. Lipschutz, college of California, Santa Cruz

What does globalization suggest for the main of country sovereignty and for the ability and functioning of states? while realists assert the ongoing value of states, constructivists contend that numerous political entities in addition to the common sense of globalization itself undermine nation sovereignty.

Drawing at the kingdom formation literature and on social concept, rather the works of Weber and Foucault, Iver B. Neumann and Ole Jacob Sending query the phrases of the realist-constructionist debate. via particular case reviews, they show that states use nongovernmental enterprises and overseas companies in a roundabout way to implement social order and, eventually, to extend their very own strength. while, international politics is ruled by means of a liberal political rationality that states forget about at their peril. whereas states stay as powerful as ever, they function inside of a world polity of recent hierarchies between states and among states and different actors.

Iver B. Neumann is Director of analysis on the Norwegian Institute of overseas Affairs and Professor of Russian reviews on the college of Oslo.

Ole Jacob Sending is Senior Researcher on the Norwegian Institute of foreign Affairs, the place he heads the examine Programme on international Governance and overseas Organizations.

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