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Monday, June 21, 2010

International Politics Professor Discusses Implications of Zombie Uprising

It's been awhile since we last posted about zombies in science. I am always entertained when a person or group views the "what ifs" of a zombie attack in a realistic manner. This is as much fun to read as the reasons a zombie apocalypse could happen and the mathematical model created to simulate a zombie attack.

What we have is an article written by Daniel W. Drezner, a professor of international politics at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. Head over to the Foreign Policy site to read Drezner's ideas of how the zombie apocalypse may affect foreign affairs. This article has recently been brought back to life (pun intended) because of Drezner's upcoming book, Theories of International Politics and Zombies. It will be released by Princeton University Press this December.

Drezner recently had more to say on the subject in a more recent feature at Foreign Policy. It's definitely worth your time if you are interested in a logical approach as to the implications of a global attack of the undead.

"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?"

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