International Practice Theory

  • Christian Bueger
  • Frank Gadinger

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Christian Bueger, Frank Gadinger
    Pages 1-12
  3. Christian Bueger, Frank Gadinger
    Pages 13-33
  4. Christian Bueger, Frank Gadinger
    Pages 35-68
  5. Christian Bueger, Frank Gadinger
    Pages 69-98
  6. Christian Bueger, Frank Gadinger
    Pages 99-129
  7. Christian Bueger, Frank Gadinger
    Pages 131-161
  8. Christian Bueger, Frank Gadinger
    Pages 163-175
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 177-214

About this book


International Practice Theory is the definitive introduction to the practice turn in world politics, providing an accessible, up-to-date guide to the approaches, concepts, methodologies and methods of the subject. Situating the study of practices in contemporary theory and reviewing approaches ranging from Bourdieu’s praxeology and communities of practice to actor-network theory and pragmatic sociology, it documents how they can be used to study international practices empirically. The book features a discussion of how scholars can navigate ontological challenges such as order and change, micro and macro, bodies and objects, and power and critique. Interpreting practice theory as a methodological orientation, it also provides an essential guide for the design, execution and drafting of a praxiographic study. 

Christian Bueger is Professor of International Relations at Cardiff University, UK, Honorary Professor at the University of Seychelles, and a Research Fellow at the University of Stellenbosch.

Frank Gadinger is Senior Researcher and Head of a Research Unit at the Centre for Global Cooperation Research, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany.  


Practice Turn International Practice Theory Bourdieu International Relations Actor-Network Theory Communities of Practice Pragmatic Sociology Praxiography international relations methodology Nation politics social theory trading zone practice theory cultural theory constructivism Praxeology governmentality etienne wenger

Authors and affiliations

  • Christian Bueger
    • 1
  • Frank Gadinger
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Politics and International RelationsCardiff UniversityCardiffUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Centre for Global Cooperation ResearchUniversity of Duisburg-EssenDuisburgGermany

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