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Neumann, Iver B.

Works: 204 works in 629 publications in 2 languages and 8,970 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Redactor, Other, Author of introduction, edc
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Most widely held works about Iver B Neumann
Most widely held works by Iver B Neumann
Governing the global polity : practice, mentality, rationality by Iver B Neumann( )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 1,380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What does globalization mean for the principle of state sovereignty and for power and functioning of states? Whereas realists assert the continued importance of states, constructivists contend that various political entities and the logic of globalization itself undermine state sovereignty. Drawing on state formation literature and on social theory, particularly the works of Weber and Foucault, Iver B. Neumann and Ole Jacob Sending question the terms of the realist-constructionist debate. Through detailed case studies, they demonstrate that states use nongovernmental organizations and international organizations indirectly to enforce social order and, ultimately, to increase their own power. At the same time, global politics is dominated by a liberal political rationality that states ignore at their peril. While states remain as strong as ever, they operate within a global polity of new hierarchies among states and between states and other actors--Publisher's description
Russia and the idea of Europe : a study in identity and international relations by Iver B Neumann( )

34 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in English and held by 951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The end of the Soviet system and the transition to the market in Russia, coupled with the inexorable rise of nationalism, brought to the fore the centuries-old debate about Russia's relationship with Europe. In this revised and updated second edition of Russia and the Idea of Europe, Iver Neumann discusses whether the tensions between self-referencing romantic nationalist views and Europe-orientated liberal views can ever be resolved. Drawing on a wide range of Russian sources, this volume retains the broad historical focus of the previous edition and picks up from where the first edition left off in the early 1990's and brings the discussion fully up to date. Discussing theoretical and political developments it relates the existing story of Russian identity formation to new foreign policy analysis and the developments in the study of nationalism. The book also offers an additional focus on post-Cold War developments. In particular it examines the year 2000, when Putin substituted Yeltsin as president, and 2014, when Russian foreign policy turned from cooperation to confrontation. Bringing to life the various debates surrounding this complicated relationship in an accessible and clear manner, this book continues to be a unique and vital resource for both students and scholars of international relations"--Provided by publisher
Uses of the other : "The East" in European identity formation by Iver B Neumann( )

17 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The field of international relations has recently witnessed a tremendous growth of interest in the theme of identity and its formation, construction, and deconstruction. In Uses of the Other, Iver B. Neumann demonstrates how thinking about identity in terms of the self and other may prove highly useful in the study of world politics
Harry Potter and international relations by Brian Folker( )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Why not take seriously the claim that Harry Potter's world intertwines with our own? In this timely yet otherworldly volume, more than a dozen scholars of international relations join hands to demonstrate how this well-loved artifact of popular culture reflects and shapes our own lifeworld. A wide range of historical and sociological sources shows how Harry's world contains aspects of our own. Practices such as Quidditch dovetail quite clearly with "muggle" sports, and the very British-ness of the books has, in translation into languages such as Turkish and Arabic, been transformed to reflect these unique cultures. Chapters on the political economy of the franchise as well as the scholarly problems of studying popular culture frame what is essentially a highly info-taining read."--Jacket
Classical theories of international relations by Ian Clark( Book )

35 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new edition of this text, drawing on a tripartite taxonomy, first suggested by the English School of International Relations, which discusses the thinking of central political theorists about the modern states system. Thinkers covered are Hobbes, Grotius, Kant, Vitoria, Rousseau, Smith, Burke, Hegel, Gentz and Vattel. In the ST. ANTHONY'S series
The future of international relations : masters in the making? by Iver B Neumann( Book )

22 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a departure from tradition, The Future of International Relations presents the state of the art of international relations theory through an analysis of the work of twelve key contemporary thinkers. Many of these authors are often considered hard to understand and so this book provides an alternative and more accessible analysis of contemporary international relations theory. Students of international relations will find this an invaluable introduction to and analysis of the key theories they will need to understand. The theorists covered are: John Vincent, Kenneth Waltz, Robert O. Keohane, Robert Gilpin, Bertrand Badie, John Ruggie, Hayward Alker, Nicholas G. Onuf, Alexander Wendt, Jean Bethke Elshtain, R. B. J. Walker and James Der Derian
The Soviet Union in Eastern Europe, 1945-89 by Odd Arne Westad( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the end of the Cold War, new studies of Soviet-East European relations have brought our understanding of the inner policy processes of the 'Eastern bloc' to a new level. The opening of archives in Russia and the East European countries has been instrumental to this process, and contributions made by scholars from the region itself have already made their impact on general interpretations. This volume brings together a series of recent analyses spanning the whole period of Soviet domination of Eastern Europe. The essays - by Western, Russian and East European experts - present a wide and varied picture of the period. The authors use newly available materials to investigate different aspects of Soviet-East European relations - party affairs, military and political coordination, cultural and mass media policies, as well as the crises and conflicts emerging from the relationship itself
Diplomatic sites : a critical enquiry by Iver B Neumann( Book )

21 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Increasing globalisation and the rise of new powers like India and China is putting conventional Eurocentric forms of diplomacy under pressure. This book investigates the resulting transformations by looking at changes in and around diplomatic sites such as the dinner table, via the civil war interstices where third parties try to mediate conflicts, to grand diplomatic showpieces and representations of diplomacy in popular culture
Regional great powers in international politics by Iver B Neumann( Book )

12 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book illuminates the complex interplay between specifically regional concerns and the wider international context which together define the regional hierarchy of states. On top of that hierarchy is the regional great power. Building on seven case-studies of Brazil, India, Indonesia, Israel, Poland, South Africa and Vietnam, the authors demonstrate how this status cannot be attained simply by building up a huge military or economic power base. The attitudes and ambitions of the aspiring state, its regional neighbours and the great powers with global interests and reach must all be taken into consideration. The sheer number of factors which sustain regional great powerhood makes that status a precarious one. Although the end of the cold war may open up new regional space for regional great powers to exploit and so make them more important in providing for regional order, the autonomy of regions may still easily be overestimated
Undertaking discourse analysis for social research by Kevin C Dunn( Book )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Kevin C. Dunn and Iver B. Neumann offer a concise, accessible introduction to discourse analysis in the social sciences. A vital resource for students and scholars alike, Undertaking Discourse Analysis for Social Research combines a theoretical and conceptual review with a "how-to" guide for using the method. In the first part of the book, the authors discuss the development of discourse analysis as a research method and identify the main theoretical elements and epistemological assumptions that have led to its emergence as one of the primary qualitative methods of analysis in contemporary scholarship. Then, drawing from a wide-range of examples of social science scholarship, Dunn and Neumann provide an indispensable guide to the variety of ways discourse analysis has been used. They delve into what is gained by using this approach and demonstrate how one actually applies it. They cover such important issues as research prerequisites, how one conceives of a research question, what "counts" as evidence, how one "reads: the data, and some common obstacles and pitfalls. The result is a clear and accessible manual for successfully implementing discourse analysis in social research"--Publisher's website
The diffusion of power in global governance : international political economy meets Foucault( )

11 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The study of global governance has often led separate lives within the respective camps of International Political Economy and Foucauldian Studies. Guzzini and Neumann combine these to look at an increasingly global politics with a growing number of agents, recognising the emergence of a global polity
Battlestar Galactica and international relations by Nicholas J Kiersey( Book )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tackling some of the key contemporary issues in IR, the writers of BSG have taken on a range of important political themes and issues, including the legitimacy of military government, the tactical utility of genocide, and even the philosophical implications of artificial intelligence technologies for the very category of what it means to be 'human'. The contributors in this book explore in depth the argument that one of the most important aspects of popular culture is to naturalize or normalise a certain social order by further entrenching the expectations of social behaviour upon which our mentalities of rule are founded"--
Power, culture and situated research methodology : autobiography, field, text by Cecilie Basberg Neumann( )

10 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and German and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explores the extent to which our lives become an important underlying context for data production. Drawing on insights from Gestalt psychology, feminism and post-structuralism, it discusses how to situate yourself in the different phases of research
Small states and status seeking : Norway's quest for international standing by Benjamin de Carvalho( Book )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Status-seeking is an important aspect of the foreign policies of a number of small states, but one that has been rarely studied. This book aims to contribute to our understanding not only of status-seeking, by coming at that question from a new angle, that of a small state, but also to our understanding of foreign policy, by discussing the importance of status for foreign policy overall"--
International diplomacy( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the rise of India, China and Brazil as well as of the global south, diplomacy's history looks different. Significant shifts have prompted scholars in the field to reconsider the historical sequences that are relevant to an understanding of what diplomacy is today, and where it may be heading. Increased mediazation of global politics and diplomacy has prompted an exponential growth in literature on public diplomacy. This four volume set presents an overview of the literature on a new area of development in the study of diplomacy
The steppe tradition in international relations : Russians, Turks and European state building 4000 BCE-2017 CE by Iver B Neumann( )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Argues that the Eurasian steppe political tradition has been globally influential, particularly in the socio-political formation of modern Russia and Turkey
Diplomacy and the making of world politics by Ole Jacob Sending( )

10 editions published in 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines world politics through the lens of diplomatic practice. It argues that many global phenomena of our time, from the making of international law to the constitution of international public power, through humanitarianism and the maintenance of global hierarchies, are made possible and shaped by evolving forms of diplomacy. The study of diplomacy is largely dominated by firsthand accounts and historical treaties, with little effort at theoretical discussion. This book shows how diplomatic studies can benefit from more explicit theorizing, and argues that the study of world politics should pay more attention to what goes on in the diplomatic 'engine room' of international politics
The steppe tradition in international relations : Russians, Turks and European state-building 4000 BCE-2018 CE by Iver B Neumann( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Neumann and Wigen counter Euro-centrism in the study of international relations by providing a full account of political organisation in the Eurasian steppe from the fourth millennium BCE up until the present day. Drawing on a wide range of archaeological and historical secondary sources, alongside social theory, they discuss the pre-history, history and effect of what they name the 'steppe tradition'. Writing from an International Relations perspective, the authors give a full treatment of the steppe tradition's role in early European state formation, as well as explaining how politics in states like Turkey and Russia can be understood as hybridising the steppe tradition with an increasingly dominant European tradition. They show how the steppe tradition's ideas of political leadership, legitimacy and concepts of succession politics can help us to understand the policies and behaviour of such leaders as Putin in Russia and Erdogan in Turkey"--
Russia as Europe's other by Iver B Neumann( Book )

11 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collective identity formation : self and other in international relations by Iver B Neumann( Book )

11 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Uses of the other : "The East" in European identity formation
Russia and the idea of Europe : a study in identity and international relationsUses of the other : "The East" in European identity formationHarry Potter and international relationsClassical theories of international relationsThe future of international relations : masters in the making?The Soviet Union in Eastern Europe, 1945-89
Alternative Names
Iver B. Neumann Noors antropoloog

Iver B. Neumann Norwegian academic

Neumann I.B.

Neumann Iver Brynild

Nojman, Iver B.

Нойманн И.В.


ノイマン, アイヴァー・B

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