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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Book Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 978-1-7849-9334-4
  • Pages: 264
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £24.99
  • Published Date: January 2016
  • BIC Category: International Relations, International relations, PHILOSOPHY / Social, POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General, Humanities / Social & political philosophy, Society & social sciences / International relations


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


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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