What would happen to international politics if the dead rose from the grave and started to eat the living? Daniel Drezner’s groundbreaking book answers the. Book review. Theories of International Relations and Zombies. By Daniel W. Drezner. Princeton University Press, (U$ WATERLOO – A “zombie gap in international relations” must be addressed if humanity is to be safeguarded from the perils of the undead.

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A cool introduction to international relations theory through the popular example of zombies and an apocalypse: You know what your weapons are, who your teams are. Also scattered throughout the book, are interesting takes on the status quo sometimes stated more explicitly than others. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I bought it dfezner learn a little about international politics. Though the book was very much well-researched in The importance of incorporating pop culture into policymaking was very much highlighted in this book.

Theory of International Politics and Zombies

Similarly, one would expect the European Union to issue one mother of a EU Directive to cope with the issue, and handle questions of zombie comitology. Paperbackpages. I assume you’ve been to the ZombieSquad webpage and built your bug-out-bags. I wanted a comparative analysis of policy and security problems faced in the real world with zombies as an analogical bridge.

However Drezner summarizes the main aspects and points of zpmbies theories quite well at the beginnings of each chapter.

This would give states a great opportunity to cooperate on the issue by quickly fashioning a World Zombie Organization WZO that would codify and promnulgate rules on how to deal with zombies. Realists, who believe the global structure is anarchical, predict no or only unstable cooperation between states in the case of a zombie attack.


Drezner, however, is in no such hurry.

Theory of International Politics and Zombies – Foreign Policy

The absurdist nature of Theories of International Politics and Zombies is supplanted into every chapter – if not every page – of the book, and serves primarily to provide the humor which maintains the engagement of readers less concerned with the greater narrative.

It actually made the material Be the first to ask a question about Theories of International Politics and Zombies. Given the lack of scholarly consensus regarding the origin of zombies, Drezner rightly concludes that significant investments in prevention are unlikely to have much effect, aside from being prohibitively expensive — an argument of particular importance given the current global financial crisis.

Book then zombiess with variegated predictions of different international relation theories at the wake of outbreak, with references and footnotes from Romero’s Night of the Living Dead to Zombieland and World War Zwhich had me fuming with pride over my reading choice. Wouldn’t it be more likely that zombie infections would move more slowly like a regular plague, that people would zomvies skeptical at first, that they would cooperate with each other to survive, and that governments would react like the human organizations that they are?

But what will our leaders do? Aug 27, Zohal rated it liked it Recommended to Zohal by: He would’ve been better off had he relied less on the fictional ‘primary” sources, and instead stuck to even more real world examples.

Theories of International Politics and Zombies

Dec 27, Kushal Saharan rated it really liked it. Why, indeed, does every Hollywood zombie outbreak cause an instant apocalypse? Having personally read this in the holiday between high school and university I found that this book helped introduce some key theoretical ideas to me that drwzner useful to know going into an introductory international relations course.

People dress a zombies for a ‘Fleshmob’ internet generated event on April in London.


Indeed, citing several zombie movies, Drezner shows that human beings rarely develop a coordinated response when threatened by zombies — the same may apply to zombiees. It’s a nice, fun, quick read, that introduces In an International Relations Theory class a year and a half ago, my lecturer mentioned this book, probably because myself and my friends aombies suggesting aliens as a solutions to all IR related problems. Still, Drezner could’ve gone deeper into explicating the theories without lo I’m not entirely proud to say I read this.

All kidding aside, this is a brilliant work on internationals relations theory. As a learning tool however, these references are very helpful. Of course the introduction of the zombie is somewhat novel, but in many cases you can substitute “zombie” with “H1N1,” “SARS,” or “Ebola” and have a description of events in documented history rather than hypothesis meriting closer inspection. He is the author of IBSA: He digs into prominent zombie films and novels, such as Night of the Living Dead and World War Zto see where essential theories hold up and where they would stumble and fall.

A structural realist would argue that, because of the uneven distribution of capabilities, some governments will be better placed to repulse the zombies than others. It’s definitely food for brains, which beats brains for food. Feb 01, Mwakamui Iluya rated it liked it Shelves: If as he’s saying, think outside the box, but on An entertaining and useful intro to theories of international politics, but ultimately limited in its scope and utility.

But even with such an ambitious theme, this is just another non-fiction book, trying its level best to look cool.