War in International Thought by Jens Bartelson: A Review

The Book received the International Studies Association (ISA) Theory Section’s 2018  Book Award.   Based on the approach called historical ontology, first developed by Michel Foucault and Ian Hacking, Jens Bartelson, in his award-winning book ‘War in International Thought’, seeks to unearth the underlying and unvoiced assumptions about the nature of war. Bartelson contends that