Reassembling International Theory

Assemblage Thinking and International Relations

  • Michele Acuto
  • Simon Curtis

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Assemblage Thinking and International Relations

    1. Michele Acuto, Simon Curtis
      Pages 1-15
  3. Theories of Assemblage

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 16-16
    2. Saskia Sassen, Aihwa Ong
      Pages 17-24
    3. Rita Abrahamsen, Michael Williams
      Pages 25-31
    4. Stephen J. Collier
      Pages 32-38
  4. Ontologies of Assemblage

  5. Methods of Assemblage

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. Debbie Lisle
      Pages 67-74
  6. Materialities of Assemblage

  7. Politics of Assemblage

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 98-98
    2. David Chandler
      Pages 99-105
    3. Mark B. Salter
      Pages 113-117
    4. Graham Harman
      Pages 118-130
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 131-146

About this book


What can 'assemblage' thinking contribute to the study of international relations theory? This study seeks to investigate how the various debates on assemblages in social theory can contribute to generating critical considerations on the connections and dissociation of political agency, physical world and international dynamics.


Assemblage International Relations Theory Networks Actor Network Theory international relations methods Nation politics social theory

Editors and affiliations

  • Michele Acuto
    • 1
  • Simon Curtis
    • 2
  1. 1.Global Networks and DiplomacyUniversity College LondonUK
  2. 2.International PoliticsUniversity of East AngliaUK

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