Responsibility in International Relations Theory and Practice: Introducing the Handbook

Hannes Hansen-Magnusson, Antje Vetterlein

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This chapter introduces the rationale, structure and content of the Handbook. It introduces the concept of responsibilization, which refers to the political and normative struggle taking place in specific policy fields with the attempt to negotiate who is responsible for what. Following the observation that responsibility has become increasingly prominent in world politics, the chapter contends that who is responsible and what for poses questions about the subject and object of these relations. The chapter presents a model of responsibility relations, which incorporates this constellation, while also highlighting the role of the speaker in invoking responsibility. The chapter argues that responsibilization is thus embedded in particular contexts: discursive interventions may reveal particular claims concerning authority and legitimacy as well as questions of inclusion and exclusion, which the speaker supports, would like to alter, or build from scratch.
TitelThe Routledge Handbook on Responsibility in International Relations
RedaktørerHannes Hansen-Magnusson, Antje Vetterlein
Antal sider27
ISBN (Trykt)9780367218195, 9781032004228
ISBN (Elektronisk)9780429266317
StatusUdgivet - 2022

Bibliografisk note

Published July 29, 2021.