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Title Page, About the Series, Copyright

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Contents

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p. v

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Acknowledgments

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pp. vii-viii

This book is the result of an ongoing collaborative effort of a number of scholars with backgrounds in various disciplines and from different countries. Although undoubtedly operating against a background of North American–style International Relations, the Identities, Borders, Orders group (or Las Cruces Group, as it has become alternatively known) has always sought...

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Introduction. Identities, Borders, Orders: Nudging International Relations Theory in a New Direction

Yosef Lapid

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pp. 1-20

“What makes the world hang together in the international sense?” asks John Ruggie. He goes on to credit this question with guiding him on his influential and innovative journey to better international relations (IR) theory (1998, 1). To understand why this deceptively simple question could perform such a formidable role, one needs to situate it in the context of what is still the accepted mode of asking questions in International...

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I: Rethinking the “International”: IBO Clues for Post-Westphalian Mazes

Yosef Lapid

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pp. 21-28

This volume is premised on the idea that the road to a better theory of international relations passes through the intersections of the IBO triad. Seriously pursued, however, this road leads also to a near evaporation of the “international” as a coherent or worthwhile theoretical destination. At the beginning of the new millennium, thinking the international through IBO terms is tantamount to rethinking it. To be sure, there...

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1. What Keeps Westphalia Together? Normative Differentiation in the Modern System of States

Mathias Albert, Lothar Brock

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pp. 29-50

The new inconclusiveness of social practice that Habermas exposed to academic debate in the early eighties is still with us. If anything, things have become even more complicated after the East-West conflict has ended. As a response, issues of “culture and identity” have been meeting with a rapidly growing interest in post–Cold War theorizing on international...

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2. War, Violence, and the Westphalian State System as a Moral Community

Richard W. Mansbach, Franke Wilmer

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pp. 51-72

Much of global politics has been constructed on claims that people’s dominant political identity is that of citizen/national and that sovereign boundaries demarcate a familiar (and often related) “us” from an alien and other “them.” In such a world of billiard ball states, security or the regulation of violence—the raison d’être for the state and its monopoly on the...

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3. (B)orders and (Dis)orders: The Role of Moral Authority in Global Politics

Ronnie D. Lipschutz

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pp. 73-90

The War over Kosovo is history! The Allies won! The Kosovars revenged! Serbia punished! Justice served! Peace in our time! Right? Perhaps. In this chapter, I propose that standard arguments about geopolitical stability, human rights violations, and “rogue” states provide an insufficient explanation for NATO’s decision to launch the Fifth Balkan War. Rather...

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4. The Möbius Ribbon of Internal and External Security(ies)

Didier Bigo

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pp. 91-116

For some time now, a number of those studying conflicts, strategy, international relations, or the police and the evolution of crime have made the same observation: internal and external security (traditionally two separate domains that were essentially the concern of different institutions, police and army), now appear to be converging regarding border, order, and the possible threats to identity, linked to (im)migration. The IBO triangle...

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5. Borders and Identity in International Political Theory

Chris Brown

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pp. 117-136

Neither modern political theory nor international relations theory has an impressive record when it comes to theorizing the problems posed by borders, frontiers, and identity. In the case of Anglo-American liberal political theory, the dominant tendency is to regard political life as regulated by some kind of contract, and the bounded nature of the society that contains the “contractors” is generally uninvestigated. Nonliberal approaches, on the other hand, focus more explicitly on the community, which...

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6. Boundaries, Borders, and Barriers: Changing Geographic Perspectives on Territorial Lines

David Newman

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pp. 137-152

Geographers have traditionally viewed boundaries as lying at the very heart of their discipline. Since geography is concerned with the study of areal and spatial differentiation, the existence of territorial boundaries is taken as normative in the sense that the compartmentalization of social, economic, and cultural space assumes the presence of lines that separate these spaces from each other. The geographic literature in...

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II: Rethinking the “Political”: Democracy, Citizenship, and Migration

Yosef Lapid

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pp. 153-160

Recognizing international relations as a subdivision of a broader field of political disciplines invites an interesting reformulation of John Ruggie’s puzzle. The question now becomes: “What makes the world hang together in the political sense?” Three observations make this question timely and relevant to our current concerns. First, recent developments have been no less, and perhaps more, cruel to the “political” than to the...

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7. The Global Political Culture

David Jacobson

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pp. 161-180

The social organization of the world, it is now apparent, has become much more complex. Bordering has become more multifaceted of both geographic and nongeographic forms, of social, political, and economic characters. Political regimes (like human rights or the European Union) and ethnic or other forms of community and territorial states are no longer necessarily coextensive or congruent. Borders, in this broader...

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8. Crossing the Borders of Order: Democracy beyond the Nation-State?

Antje Wiener

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pp. 181-202

As substantial areas of human activity are progressively organized on a regional or global level, the fate of democracy, and of the independent democratic nation-state in particular, is fraught with difficulty. (Held 1997, 251) Is democracy in the national state, then, destined to meet the fate of democracy in the city-state? . . . In the same way that the idea and practice of democracy were shifted away from the city-state to the larger scale of the national...

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9. Demographic Boundary Maintenance in World Politics: Of International Norms on Dual Nationality

Rey Koslowski

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pp. 203-224

It is commonly assumed that the world’s population is divided among 189 states, each with its own passport used by individuals to prove his or her nationality1 when crossing the border between one state and the other. Well, not exactly. People can be deprived of their nationality and become “stateless,” or they may acquire two or more nationalities. Individuals may acquire dual nationality at birth, through marriage, by claiming ancestral...

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10. Now and Then, Here and There: Migration and the Transformation of Identities, Borders, and Orders

Martin O. Heisler

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pp. 225-248

If, as Rosenau (1997) has argued, our age is characterized by the interplay of globalism and localism, then transnational migration notonly bestrides but also links these two forces.1 It is at once a hallmark and catalog of the stresses, frustrations, and opportunities indwelling the forces of integration and fragmentation. Transnational...

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11. The Political Nature of Identities, Borders, and Orders: Discourse and Strategy in the Zapatista Rebellion

Neil Harvey

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pp. 249-274

The armed uprising on January 1, 1994, by over three thousand Mayan Indians in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas took most observers by surprise. The Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) briefly occupied six towns in the central highlands of the state before retreating to bases in the Lacandon forest in the face of the federal army’s military...

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Conclusion

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pp. 275-292

The post–Cold War world continues in refusing to succumb to many of the theoretical designs that are on offer in the IR marketplace. The only factor that remains certain seems to be a continuing uncertainty as the prime defining characteristic of the present conditio orbis. Such a situation provides fertile ground for arguments seeking refuge in concepts and solutions...

Bibliography

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pp. 293-326

Contributors

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pp. 327-330

Index

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pp. 331-349

Other Works in the Series

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pp. 350-350