For far too long the discipline of International Relations has failed to engage with the study of gecide. This is despite the fact that gecide holds a direct relationship with the central concepts of international relations: the state, war, power, and security. This bold, invative and unique book sets out to tackle this by bringing the concept of gecide into the discipline of IR, via the English School, in order to theorise the relationship between gecide, justice, and order. Drawing on a wide-range of primary and secondary interdisciplinary material from International Relations, Gecide Studies, Security Studies, International Law, History, Politics and Political Theory, this book aims to understand gecide within the context of International Relations and the implications that this has on policymaking. Gallagher identifies the obstacles and challenges involved in bringing the study of gecide into IR and uniquely analyses the impact of gecide on the ordering structure of international society.
Adrian Gallagher is a Lecturer in Security Studies at the University of Leeds, UK. He received his Ph.D from the University of Sheffield and is a member of the International Studies Association, British International Studies Association, International Network of Genocide Scholars and International Association of Genocide Scholars.