Political Journeys - Halliday, Fred; Hayes, David - Yale University Press

Political Science

Political Journeys

The Open Democracy Essays

  • Fred Halliday; Edited by David Hayes
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One of the great contrarians of international relations scholarship, Fred Halliday was able to combine his understanding of the broad sweep of modern history with a profound knowledge of modern revolutions, the Middle East, and national movements. This collection of Halliday’s political essays written for the online journal openDemocracy between 2004 and 2009 is proof of a subtle worldview that continues to generate questions: What is the relation between religion, nationalism, and progress? Is a new international order possible? When is intervention a force for progress?

From the big headline topics such as the Iraq War to the unexpected comparisons of Tibet and Palestine, or Afghanistan and the Falklands, Halliday’s writings provide a perennially surprising and enlightened guide to the major issues of international politics.

Fred Halliday (1946–2010) was professor emeritus of international relations at the London School of Economics from 1985 to 2008 and a research professor at the Barcelona Institute for International Studies.


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