Killing time: Writing the temporality of global politics

Aslı Çalkıvik*

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Contemporary developments have forced an analytical category to be reckoned with in understanding the current nature of global political life: time. The question of time and temporality of the present and the future has been making its way into the disciplinary debates within international relations. Critical scholars are taking interest in the temporal dimension of global politics and the assumptions about time informing disciplinary analyses. The works of international relations (IR) scholars who have gone against dominant disciplinary trends by making temporality of global politics central to their analyses so as to distinguish, differentiate, and clarify the politics of time. In IR, James Der Derian’s investigation of politics of global security in the post Cold War era and how novel technologies of simulation and surveillance and the discursive practices surrounding them transform the nature of IR.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTime, Temporality and Violence in International Relations
Subtitle of host publication(De)fatalizing the Present, Forging Radical Alternatives
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781134670833
ISBN (Print)9780415712712
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016

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© 2016 selection and editorial material, Anna M. Agathangelou and Kyle D. Killian; individual chapters, the contributors.


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