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Time and World Politics: Thinking the Present

Kimberly Hutchings


This book offers the first authoritative guide to assumptions about time in theories of contemporary world politics. It demonstrates how predominant theories of the international or global ‘present’ are affected by temporal assumptions, grounded in western political thought, which fundamentally shape what we can and cannot know about world politics today. In so doing, the book puts into question the ways in which social scientists and normative theorists diagnose ‘our’ post-Cold War times. The first part of the book traces the philosophical roots of assumptions about time in contemporary polit ... More

Keywords: world politics, western political thought, post-Cold War, assumptions about time, International Relations, political time, political temporality, world history, Derrida, Deleuze

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Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780719073021
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719073021.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kimberly Hutchings, author

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