Why Study Modern Subjectivities in World Society? An Introduction

  • Dietrich JungEmail author
  • Stephan Stetter
Part of the Palgrave Studies in International Relations book series (PSIR)


At the change of the millennium, in a special issue of Third World Quarterly Clive Kessler named globalization a “scholarly monster.” With respect to the analysis of global affairs, Kessler considered the academic debate about globalization to be a part of the problem rather than offering a solution. According to him, countless academics across the world “have produced literally hundreds of books and thousands of articles probing the question of globalization” (Kessler 2000, 932).


Modern Subjectivity Formation World Society Global Horizon Postcolonial Globality International Peacebuilding Actors 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Contemporary Middle East StudiesUniversity of Southern DenmarkOdenseDenmark
  2. 2.Faculty of Social Sciences and Public AffairsBundeswehr University MunichMunichGermany

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