That is the conclusion of a mathematical exercise carried out by researchers in Canada. They say only frequent counter-attacks with increasing force would eradicate the fictional creatures…. On the other hand, the report has clear freaked out Alex Massie: [The researchers] are cheating. Would the result be inconsequential — or World War Z? A structural realist would argue that, because of the uneven distribution of capabilities, some governments will be better placed to repulse the zombies than others. Furthermore, anyone who has seen Land of the Dead knows that zombies are not deterred by the stopping power of water.
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Shelves: politics , humor I started this book with high expectations, partly because of its great cover design, but mainly because I was excited by the sense of humor of an author putting together the topics of international politics and zombies. Never have I been so wrong. On top of that, the whole book except its cover design lacks the dead-seriousness that could have made this project a success in my mind. The forced analogies, the cheesy jokes, the cuteification of charts and graphs with brushes and comic fonts, the cartoons, all steal away from the force and the message of the cover.
I love the zombie canon, and I was eager to learn some things in international politics, but the whole experience for me consisted of waiting for when things would get interesting. I wish the editor had the vision to tell the author "The idea of bringing these two topics is funny enough, and if you do it thoroughly and seriously, it will be highly informative and funny at the same time.
Come on. His posits are well researched and plausible - even though he is dealing with a subject matter pure fiction. Yes, Take an insightful professor of international politics with a great sense of humor, mix in the entire canon of zombie lit and cinema, and you have the recipe for a delightfully fun and irreverent look at the "what ifs" of a world gone mad with brain eating hordes.
This book is worth the invested time most should be able to finish it in one sit.
Theory of International Politics and Zombies
Reviews 17 What would happen to international politics if the dead rose from the grave and started to eat the living? Addressing timely issues with analytical bite, Drezner looks at how well-known theories from international relations might be applied to a war with zombies. He imagines a world overrun with zombies and considers the likely responses of national governments, the U. N and other international organizations, and nongovernment organizations NGOs.
Daniel W. Drezner
This is the only international politics textbook that will make students frequently laugh and think at the same time. Indeed, this textbook is food for brains, which may, of course, only attract more zombies. Besides, the book is fun. Gelb, president emeritus of the Council on Foreign Relations and former "New York Times" columnist"Drezner is to the zombie attack what Thucydides is to the Peloponnesian War--he is its great chronicler.