Nineteen months ago, a Tufts professor named Daniel Drezner wrote a silly-but-serious blog post called “Theory of International Politics and Zombies.” True to form (not to mention the Zeitgeist), that post simply wouldn’t die—and now Drezner has turned it into a straight-faced field guide to the coming zombie apocalypse.
Theories of International Politics and Zombies looks at ways that various schools of thought—structural realism, social constructivism, etc.—might combat various threats posed by an army of the living dead. “The People’s Republic of China could use the zombie threat to justify an occupation of Taiwan,” Drezner warns. (And, in a footnote: “It is beyond the scope of this text to discuss how zombie comitology within the European Union would be handled.”) It all adds up to a gory—but painless—primer on international relations, and one of the year’s more entertaining teaching tools.
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