Frontiers in International Relations

Non-Human Nature in World Politics

Theory and Practice

Editors: Pereira, Joana Castro, Saramago, André (Eds.)

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  • Provides alternative grounds for theoretically conceiving the relationship between non-human nature and world politics
  • Presents case studies on the role and place of non-human nature across different contexts in world politics
  • Addresses the challenges posed by climate change and the degradation of the Earth’s ecosystems
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This book explores the interconnections between world politics and non-human nature to overcome the anthropocentric boundaries that characterize the field of international relations. By gathering contributions from various perspectives, ranging from post-humanism and ecological modernization, to new materialism and post-colonialism, it conceptualizes the embeddedness of world politics in non-human nature, and proposes a reorientation of political practice to better address the challenges posed by climate change and the deterioration of the Earth’s ecosystems. 

The book is divided into two main parts, the first of which addresses new ways of theoretically conceiving the relationship between non-human nature and world politics. In turn, the second presents empirical investigations into specific case studies, including studies on state actors and international organizations and bodies. Given its scope and the new perspectives it shares, this edited volume represents a uniquely valuable contribution to the field.

About the authors

Joana Castro Pereira is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Portuguese Institute of International Relations, NOVA University of Lisbon. Her current research focuses on the governance of climate change and biodiversity in the Amazon. Pereira has published in journals such as Global PolicyWater AlternativesGlobal Environmental Politics, and Journal of Latin American Studies. She has also collaborated with the European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS), the EU-LAC Foundation, and the Global Challenges Foundation.


André Saramago is Assistant Professor of International Relations at the Faculty of Economics, University of Coimbra, and Online Learning and Research Associate with DiploFoundation (University of Malta). He holds a PhD from Aberystwyth University and is a researcher with the Orient Institute. Saramago’s research interests are currently focused on Marxism, critical international theory, and East Asia studies. His research has been published in journals such as International RelationsAsian Survey, and Human Figurations.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)
  • Introduction: Embracing Non-Human Nature in World Politics

    Pages 1-9

    Pereira, Joana Castro (et al.)

  • The End of Normal Politics: Assemblages, Non-Humans and International Relations

    Pages 13-31

    Carter, Bob (et al.)

  • Across Species and Borders: Political Representation, Ecological Democracy and the Non-Human

    Pages 33-52

    Burke, Anthony (et al.)

  • A Quantum Anthropocene? International Relations Between Rupture and Entanglement

    Pages 53-72

    Harrington, Cameron

  • Ecologies of Globalization: Mountain Governance and Multinatural Planetary Politics

    Pages 73-90

    Youatt, Rafi

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Non-Human Nature in World Politics
Book Subtitle
Theory and Practice
Editors
  • Joana Castro Pereira
  • André Saramago
Series Title
Frontiers in International Relations
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-49496-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-49496-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-49495-7
Series ISSN
2662-9429
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 352
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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