Renée Marlin-Bennett: New discussions in International Relations
Alumna Renée Marlin-Bennett's (PhD 1987) recently released book, Alker and IR: Global Studies in an Interconnected World, presents a set of visionary and original essays from scholars who have been profoundly influenced by Alker's approach to global studies. They build on the foundation he laid, demonstrating the practicality and usefulness of ethically grounded, theoretically informed and interdisciplinary research for producing knowledge. They show how substantive boundaries can be crossed and methodological rules rewritten in the search for a deeper, more contextualized approach to global politics.
International Relations has rarely been considered a synthesis of humanistic and social sciences approaches to understand the complex connections of a global, and globalizing, world. One of the few scholars to have accomplished this creative blend was Hayward R. Alker.
This book will be of interest to researchers and students of international relations and global politics and includes chapters written by MIT Political Science alumni.