World Politics in Translation: Power, Relationality and Difference in Global Cooperation

Edited by Tobias Berger and Alejandro Esguerra

Routledge Global Cooperation Series
236 pages I 2017 - Routledge Hardback: ISBN 978-1-138-63057-4

Almost all global challenges – such as nuclear proliferation, climate change, and the spread of infectious disease – imply objects that move. Using the concept of translation, this volume addresses the question how objects of world politics are constituted, how they move and how they change while moving.
The book conceptualizes 'translation' for International Relations by drawing on theoretical insights from Literary Studies, Postcolonial Scholarship and Science and Technology Studies. The individual chapters explore how the concept of translation opens new perspectives on development cooperation, the diffusion of norms and organizational templates, the performance in and of international organizations or the politics of international security governance.
Combining empirically grounded case studies with methodological reflection and theoretical innovation, this book constitutes an excellent resource for students and scholars in the fields of Politics, International Relations, Social Anthropology, Development Studies and Sociology.

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