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Snapshots from Home

Mind, Action and Strategy in an Uncertain World

By Karin M. Fierke

Published

Jan 25, 2022

Page count

288 pages

Series

Bristol Studies in International Theory

ISBN

978-1529222623

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Jan 25, 2022

Page count

288 pages

Series

Bristol Studies in International Theory

ISBN

978-1529222616

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Jan 25, 2022

Page count

288 pages

Series

Bristol Studies in International Theory

ISBN

978-1529222630

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press
Snapshots from Home

Taking a broadly interdisciplinary approach, this book provides a unique angle on the COVID-19 pandemic and its implications for global theory and practice.

The book bridges two important debates regarding the relevance of quantum theory to the social sciences, and the pressing need for a more global International Relations (IR). It brings the parallels between quantum physics and ancient Asian traditions – Daoism and Buddhism – to an investigation of mind, action and strategy in conditions of radical uncertainty.

Engaging with both theory and real-world problems, including climate change, the COVID-19 pandemic and economic and racial inequality, this book explores what it might mean to successfully navigate the potentials of a post-pandemic world.

Karin M. Fierke is a Professor in the School of International Relations at the University of St Andrews.

Introductions

Part 1: Impermanence

1. Snapshot One: Self/No-Self

2. Snapshot Two: Mind/No Mind

Part 2: Complementarity

3. Snapshot Three: Action/No Action

4. Snapshot Four: War/No War

Part 3: Entanglement

5. Snapshot Five: Navigating a Participatory Universe

6. Snapshot Six: What Goes Around Comes Around

Conclusions: At Home in the Universe