Zombies and international politics

We all know zombies are the new black, certainly in the world of film and fiction. However, I never expected that Foreign Policy magazine (online) would publish a feature (yes – feature!) hypothesising the impact of a zombie outbreak on international politics. But they have. In depth.

“The specter of an uprising of reanimated corpses also poses a significant challenge to interpreters of international relations and the theories they use to understand the world. If the dead begin to rise from the grave and attack the living, what thinking would — or should — guide the human response? How would all those theories hold up under the pressure of a zombie assault? When should humans decide that hiding and hoarding is the right idea?”

Check out the full article on their website


A short list of some recent zombie novels:

  • Myra Grant, Feed (2010)
  • Seth Grahame-Smith, Pride and Prejudice with Zombies (2009)
  • Max Brooks, World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War (2007)
  • John Ajvide Lindqvist, Handling the Undead (2005)

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