I just discovered a new book, Theories of International Politics and Zombies, by Daniel Drezner, which is nicely summarized and reviewed at Inside Higher Education. There is much speculation on the explosion of zombie cultural material in the 1990s, but little consideration there of the possibility that it’s related to public health awareness rather than international politics. I personally don’t think that this growth in zombie-related product has much to do with fears about the post-cold war world, myself.