Recognition and Global Politics

Critical encounters between state and world

Edited by Patrick Hayden and Kate Schick

Recognition and Global Politics
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    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN: 978-1-7849-9333-7
    • Pages: 264
    • Price: £85.00
    • Published Date: February 2016


    Recognition and global politics examines the potential and limitations of the discourse of recognition as a strategy for reframing justice and injustice within contemporary world affairs. Drawing on resources from social and political theory and international relations theory, as well as feminist theory, postcolonial studies and social psychology, this ambitious collection explores a range of political struggles, social movements and sites of opposition that have shaped certain practices and informed contentious debates in the language of recognition.


    'Kate Schick and Patrick Hayden have gathered talented and forceful contributors who utilize a plurality of philosophical resources to develop recognition in a number of direct, accessible, and useful ways.'

    Brent J. Steele, Professor and Francis D. Wormuth Presidential Chair, University of Utah, USA

    'In their carefully assembled volume, Hayden and Schick demonstrate how much of international politics today revolves around issues of recognition, mis-recognition and nonrecognition among competing agents. Relying on the theoretical insights of Hegel, Taylor, Habermas, Honneth and others, the volume explores the theme in three main steps, by focusing first on conceptions of recognition, next on gaps or failures of recognition and finally on the import of the theme for world society. An admirable text which deserves the widest readership.'

    Fred Dallmayr, Professor of Philosophy and Political Science, University of Notre Dame, USA

    'Recognition and its denial permeate debates about equality and justice, culture and democracy, resistance and responsibility. Yet students of global politics have only just discovered that recognition matters in so many ways. In exploring recognition's reach, limits and failures, contributors to this absorbing volume effectively rescind the standard view of state and world as worlds apart.'

    Nicholas Onuf, Emeritus Professor of International Relations, Florida International University, USA


    1. Recognition and the international: meanings, limits, manifestations - Patrick Hayden and Kate Schick
    Part I: Meanings: critical interventions
    2. Unsettling pedagogy: recognition, vulnerability and the international - Kate Schick
    3. Ambiguity, existence, cosmopolitanism: Simone de Beauvoir and a global theory of feminist recognition - Monica Mookherjee
    4. Recognition, multiculturalism and the allure of separatism - Volker M. Heins
    5. Recognition and accumulation - Tarik Kochi
    Part II: Limits: recognition's blind spots
    6. Lost Worlds: evil, genocide and the limits of recognition - Patrick Hayden
    7. In Recognition of the Abyssinian General - Robbie Shilliam
    8. Recognizing nature in international relations - Emilian Kavalski and Magdalena Zolkos
    Part III: Manifestations: international orders and disorders
    9. Paternalistic care and transformative recognition in international politics - Fiona Robinson
    10. Recognition in the struggle against global injustice - Greta Fowler Snyder
    11. Recognition in and of world society - Matthew S. Weinert


    Patrick Hayden is Professor of Political Theory and International Relations at the University of St Andrews, UK

    Kate Schick is Senior Lecturer in International Relations at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

    Recognition and Global Politics

    Edited by Patrick Hayden, Kate Schick

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