Hannah Arendt and International Relations: Readings Across by John Williams, A. Lang

By John Williams, A. Lang

Hannah Arendt's method of politics makes a speciality of motion and behavior, instead of associations, constitutions, and states. In mild of Arendtian conceptions of politics, essays during this booklet problem traditional IR theories. The contributions on corporation discover innovations and different types of political motion that allow members to behave politically and to re-make the realm in new, unpredictable methods. The contributions on constitution discover how Arendt presents new serious buy upon usually reified buildings and different types.

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39. 40. This account, however, concludes that only by recognizing that a reified state agent does not exist; rather, state agency needs to be made more fluid and open ended—in the same way that Arendt’s understanding of individual agency opens up personal identity in moments of action. Hedley Bull, The Anarchical Society: A Study of Order in World Politics (London: Macmillan, 1977), 8–9. ) (Leicester: University of Leicester Press, 1991). Bull, Anarchical Society, 101–232. Robert Jackson argues that studying international politics should focus on the activities of elite power-holders, possibly as few as 1,000 in number.

4. W. Laqueur, “The Arendt Cult: Hannah Arendt as Political Commentator,” Journal of Contemporary History, 33, no. 4 (1998): 483–496. 38 P O  5. Laqueur, “The Arendt Cult,” 485. 6. , 491. 7. ” H. Arendt, “Lying in Politics,” Crises of the Republic (New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1969), 17–18. 8. M. Jay, “The Political Existentialism of Hannah Arendt,” in M. Jay, Permanent Exiles: Essays on the Intellectual Migration from Germany to America (New York: Columbia University Press, 1985), 238.

That she distrusted President John F. ” It is significant, we are told, that Arendt never learned to drive. She thus had to rely on “imagination . . ”6 This claim is startling. ”8 On the other hand, Arendt’s writing has also been notoriously difficult to categorize or marshal in direct support of a particular public policy. ” What Laqueur’s essay reveals is less something important about Arendt’s life and work or even her everyday opinions, what we might consider the discrepancy between political philosophy as a trade and the ability to advise presidents.

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