‘As a broad disciplinary descriptor, critical international relations says both too much and too little. That said, Roach and his collaborators have performed a great service. This is a strong collection of synoptic chapters, treating key developments in the field with seriousness and erudition. Readers seeking entry into a complex, contested literature, or seeking to broaden or update their intellectual horizons, will find it invaluable.’
– Daniel J. Levine, The University of Alabama, US
'Critical theory is under siege from challenges to its alleged Eurocentrism and from national-populist movements to any notion of global emancipation. How should critical theory deal with those assaults and what form should future versions take? This volume reconsiders critical, emancipatory thought in the context of radical political change and concerns about the future of international cooperation. All students of critical theory will profit from engaging with its wide-ranging and scholarly reflections on a leading perspective in international relations over the last four decades.'
– Andrew Linklater, Aberystwyth University, UK
‘This important volume provides an array of theoretical interventions, critical perspectives, thought-provoking analyses, and innovative assessments on contemporary aspects of international relations (IR). Showcasing the work of cutting-edge and diverse scholars in IR, the Handbook of Critical International Relations brings the reader in contact with key theoretical arguments, necessary methodological debates, and everyday practices in international politics. For scholars and students eager to understand what critical IR is and does, this Handbook is a must read.’
– François Debrix, Virginia Tech, US