Are there any authors that criticize poststructuralism? I've searched for "critique of poststructuralism" and "criticism of poststructuralism" but I can't seem to find many sources that criticize it.
This is the one card that I've cut, but I'm not sure if its any good. The poststrucutural movement fails to offer concrete solutions to what they critique. Ellis 06The most common criticism raised about the poststructuralist movement is: So what? The poststructural movement, while questioning many of the realist and liberal assumptions, does very little in the way of proposing a theory of their own. I think this critique is important but not the most salient. To reveal the cracks in IR theory is not necessarily a case of “armchair” quarterbacking on the part of the poststructuralists. These “cracks” in the logic reveal problems or lapses with the mainstream IR theories that IR scholars should take seriously. Der Derian does raise interesting insights about the “new” spaces in politics, and Ashley is right that notions of statehood and sovereignty might be problematic. Ultimately, however, poststructuralists do little in the way of providing solutions to the problems they raise. This does not mean creating some parsimonious theory like realism. What it does mean, however, is suggesting ways to break away from the problems they raise, or articulating in a more normative fashion how international politics ought to operate.
Second question is where on the K would I read poststructuralism bad cards?
Also, is there a real difference between poststructuralism and postmodernism? Could I get away with pomo bad on post structuralist authors?