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In the beginning was the word, the word took on many meanings and became a concept. The concept went on to create the social world. Follow it all here.
This fascinating and insightful edited volume has an incredibly useful yet simple premise: unpack seminal concepts in the study of world politics in order to understand their history, meaning and usage.
It should come as news to no one that basic concepts in international studies such as 'intervention' or 'sovereignty' are contested bundles of meaning that change over time. This volume goes well beyond that observation, using it as a starting-point for a set of richly detailed investigations into the plurality of meanings composing those concepts both inside and outside of the world of academic scholarship.
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