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The Satiric Vision of Politics: Ethics, Interests and Disorders

Hall, Christopher (Ian)


In The Tragic Vision of Politics (Lebow, 2003), Richard Ned Lebow argues that a 'tragic understanding of the political' provides the best ontological and epistemological foundations for a theory of International Relations. This article challenges that claim. It argues that other literary modes of representing social life can offer equally strong bases for international theories. To that end, it examines the 'satirical vision of politics' with reference to satirists as diverse as Aristophanes...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: European Journal of International Relations
DOI: 10.1177/1354066112445187


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