Michael Marks

Professor of Politics


  • Poli 214 International Politics
  • Poli 372 American Foreign Policy
  • Poli 373 International Security/Cooperation
  • Poli 480 Senior Thesis


Metaphors in International Relations Theory Palgrave 2011Metaphors in International Relations Theory

Description:An analysis of the language of metaphor in international relations theory, this book offers a comprehensive study of metaphors as they are employed by scholars of world affairs. Most of the major schools of thought in international relations theory are based on implicit or explicit metaphorical views. Metaphors in international relations theory do far more than simply supply evocative imagery to explanatory frameworks. Instead, the major paradigms that are used to analyze international relations are built on metaphorical imagery that provide the very theoretical propositions these paradigms use to hypothesize and make predictions about international affairs.