Aesthetics and World Politics (Rethinking Peace and Conflict by R. Bleiker

By R. Bleiker

This e-book offers one of many first systematic tests of aesthetic insights into global politics. It examines the character of aesthetic methods and descriptions how they fluctuate from conventional research of politics. The publication explores the aptitude and bounds of aesthetics via a chain of case experiences on language and poetics.

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46). There are compelling reasons to return to an earlier, Romantic understanding of the aesthetic. From such a vantage point the objective is to rely on a broad register of sensibilities and insight, rather than be limited to the practices of reason and logos that triumphed in the wake of the Enlightenment. Central, then, is the effort to draw on a range of other, more sensuous and perhaps more tangible, yet equally important forms of insights, from the poetic to the visual and the musical. Questions of evaluation and taste, for instance, tend to be seen today as being of a purely private and thus subjective nature.

108 These and other authors derive political insight, for instance, from the way in which painters deal with the process of representation and abstraction. Or they examine the role that prominent artists play in raising public awareness of political issues. There are meanwhile several extensive studies on cinema and international relations. Key examples here include – but are not limited to – single-authored books by Michael J. 109 The topics in these and other aesthetic inquiries range from war and terrorism to humanitarian interventions and diplomatic negotiations.

83 The aesthetic turn Aesthetic sources can help us recognise and challenge such forms of numbing regularity and complacency. 84 Such direct encounters with the political can contribute to a more inclusive and just world order, for they challenge our very The Aesthetic Turn in International Political Theory 35 notion of common sense by allowing us to see what may be obvious but has not been noted before. This is why we have a responsibility – both as numbed spectators of televised realities and as scholars wedded to social scientific conventions – to engage our representational habits and search for ways of heeding forms of thought that can reassess the realities of world politics.

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