'This is a spirited yet remarkably humble defence of the heretical idea that the future of international relations as a vigorous academic discipline depends on the willingness of its representatives to take a radical 'aesthetic turn'. Bleiker's intellectual vision unfolds in exemplary lucid prose.' – Manfred B. Steger in Australian Book Review'Bleiker presents a coherent and sustained argument in support of the aesthetic insight in international politics. He demonstrates the book's usefulness most effectively when reflecting on the particular security challenges that were posed by the 9/11 attacks.' – N.A.J. Taylor in Global Change, Peace & Security'This book is not only accessible to readers outside academia, but it also a useful contribution to the methodological and theoretical study of social science in general and global politics in particular.' – Monica Ingber in In-Spire Journal of Law, Politics and Societies
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About the Author
ROLAND BLEIKER is Professor of International Relations at the University of Queensland, Australia. His previous books include Popular Dissent, Human Agency and Global Politics and Divided Korea: Toward a Culture of Reconciliation. He worked as a Swiss diplomat in the Korean DMZ and held visiting fellowships at Harvard, Cambridge, Humboldt, Tampere, Yonsei and Pusan National University as well as the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and the Institute of Social Studies in The Hague.