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Constructing International Relations: The Next Generation

Constructing International Relations: The Next Generation

The Next Generation

  • Author: Karin M. Fierke,Knud Erik Jorgensen
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317473876
  • Category: History
  • Page: 296
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The constructivist approach is the most important new school in the field of postcold war international relations. Constructivists assume that interstate and interorganizational relations are always at some level linguistic contexts. Thus they bridge IR theory and social theory. This book explores the constructivist approach in IR as it has been developing in the larger context of social science worldwide, with younger IR scholars building anew on the tradition of Wittgenstein, Habermas, Luhman. Foucault, and others. The contributors include Friedrich Kratochwil, Harald Muller, Matthias Albert, Jennifer Milliken, Birgit Locher-Dodge and Elisabeth Prugl, Ben Rosamond, Nicholas Onuf, Audie Klotz, Lars Lose, and the editors.

Critical Approaches to International Security

Critical Approaches to International Security

  • Author: Karin M. Fierke
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1509501673
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 320
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During the Cold War the concept of international security was understood in military terms as the threat or use of force by states. The end of EastÐWest hostilities, however, brought ‘critical’ perspectives to the fore as scholars sought to explain the emergence of new challenges to international stability, such as environmental degradation, immigration and terrorism. The second edition of this popular and highly respected text offers a wide-ranging and comprehensive analysis of the growing field of critical security studies. All the chapters have been fully revised and updated to map the on-going evolution of debates about international security since 1989, including the more recent shift in emphasis from critiques of the realist practices of states to those of global liberal governance. Topics covered include the relationship between security and change, identity, the production of danger, fear and trauma, human insecurity and emancipation. The book explores the meaning and use of these concepts and their relevance to real-life situations ranging from the War on Terror to the Arab Spring, migration, suffering in war, failed states and state-building, and the changing landscape of the international system, with the emergence of a multipolar world and the escalation of global climate change. Written with verve and clarity and incorporating new seminar activities and questions for class discussion, this book will be an invaluable resource for students of international relations and security studies.

Constructivism in International Relations

Constructivism in International Relations

The Politics of Reality

  • Author: Maja Zehfuss
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521894661
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 289
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Maja Zehfuss' book offers a fundamental critique of constructivism, focusing on the work of Wendt, Onuf and Kratochwil. Using Germany's shift towards participation in international military operations as an illustration, she demonstrates why each version of constructivism fails in its own project and comes apart on the basis of its own assumptions. Inspired by Derridean thought, this book highlights the political consequences of constructivist representations of reality. Each critique concludes that constructivist notions of key concepts are impossible, and that this is not merely a question of theoretical inconsistency, but of politics. The book is premised on the notion that the 'empirical' and the 'theoretical' are less separate than is acknowledged in international relations, and must be read as intertwined. Zehfuss examines the scholars' role in international relations, worrying that, by looking to constructivism as the future, they will be severely curtailing their ability to act responsibly in this area.

US Taiwan Policy

US Taiwan Policy

Constructing the Triangle

  • Author: Øystein Tunsjø
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134056311
  • Category: History
  • Page: 222
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The relationship between the United States and China is one of the most important issues in the twenty-first century, and is, ultimately, hostage to conditions across the Taiwan Strait. This book is the first to attempt to trace the historical origin of what is known as the ‘Taiwan issue’ in US-China relations from a constructivist perspective, based on detailed archival research. The analysis used supplements the mainstream rationalist approach by developing a new theoretical perspective on US Taiwan policy that incorporates constructivism’s emphasis on identity, norms and discourse analysis. Scholars have never previously developed or elaborated upon this approach to any significant extent. The book re-examines the protection of Taiwan by military means following the outbreak of the Korean War, and the establishment of the ‘one China’ policy in relation to the process of rapprochement during President Nixon’s first term in office. It also considers the contemporary challenges posed to the ‘one China’ policy by the increased importance of promoting human rights and democracy in US foreign policy, arguing that the current US China policy is guided by a new strategy based on ‘engagement plus hedging’.

Strategies for Research in Constructivist International Relations

Strategies for Research in Constructivist International Relations

  • Author: Audie Klotz,Cecelia M. Lynch
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317459253
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 144
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Constructivism's basic premise - that individuals and groups are shaped by their world but can also change it - may seem intuitively true. Yet this process-oriented approach can be more difficult to apply than structural or rational choice frameworks. Based on their own experiences and exemplars from the IR literature, well-known authors Audie Klotz and Cecelia Lynch lay out concepts and tools for anyone seeking to apply the constructivist approach in research. Written in jargon-free prose and relevant across the social sciences, this book is essential for anyone trying to sort out appropriate methods for empirical research.

The Power of International Theory

The Power of International Theory

Reforging the Link to Foreign Policy-Making through Scientific Enquiry

  • Author: Fred Chernoff
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135992401
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 264
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This new study challenges how we think about international relations, presenting an analysis of current trends and insights into new directions. It shows how the discipline of international relations was created with a purpose of helping policy-makers to build a more peaceful and just world. However, many of the current trends, post-positivism, constructivism, reflectivism, and post-modernism share a conception of international theory that is inherently incapable of offering significant guidance to policy-makers. The Power of International Theory critically examines these approaches and offers a novel conventional-causal alternative that allows the reforging of a link between IR theory and policy-making. While recognizing the criticisms of earlier forms of positivism and behaviouralism, the book defends holistic testing of empirical principles, methodological pluralism, criteria for choosing the best theory, a notion of 'causality,' and a limited form of prediction, all of which are needed to guide policy-makers. This is an essential book for all students and scholars of international relations.

Diplomatic Interventions

Diplomatic Interventions

Conflict and Change in a Globalizing World

  • Author: K. Fierke
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 0230509916
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 221
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Diplomatic Interventions argues that war is a social construction. In so doing, it unsettles the definition of intervention, as a coercive interference by one state in the affairs of another, to examine the range of communicative or 'diplomatic' practices which through their presence modify the experience of war. The tension between claims that war is pervasive and that war is a social construct is analysed in relation to a range of moral, legal, military, economic, cultural, and therapeutic interventions. The concluding chapter highlights how the book itself is a critical intervention that requires us look at again from a new angle at international practice.

Making Sense, Making Worlds

Making Sense, Making Worlds

Constructivism in Social Theory and International Relations

  • Author: Nicholas Onuf
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136219463
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 256
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Nicholas Onuf is a leading scholar in international relations and introduced constructivism to international relations, coining the term constructivism in his book World of Our Making (1989). He was featured as one of twelve scholars featured in Iver B. Neumann and Ole Wæver, eds., The Future of International Relations: Masters in the Making? (1996); and featured in Martin Griffiths, Steven C. Roach and M. Scott Solomon, Fifty Key Thinkers in International Relations, 2nd ed. (2009). This powerful collection of essays clarifies Onuf’s approach to international relations and makes a decisive contribution to the debates in IR concerning theory. It embeds the theoretical project in the wider horizon of how we understand ourselves and the world. Onuf updates earlier themes and his general constructivist approach, and develops some newer lines of research, such as the work on metaphors and the re-grounding in much more Aristotle than before. A complement to the author’s groundbreaking book of 1989, World of Our Making, this tightly argued book draws extensively from philosophy and social theory to advance constructivism in International Relations. Making Sense, Making Worlds will be vital reading for students and scholars of international relations, international relations theory, social theory and law.

Constructing International Studies

Constructing International Studies

  • Author: Christopher Brown
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781516556076
  • Category:
  • Page: 384
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Constructing International Studies is a collection of writings that explores the most progressive edge of the discipline. Through diverse perspectives and issues, the book gives students a thorough understanding of how the field is developing presently. By incorporating the conceptual thinking that will frame the next generation of international studies, it provides students an understanding of the contemporary discussions and prepares them for meaningful future engagement in the field. The book opens with a foreword by Nicholas Greenwood Onuf. The first thematic section is devoted to addressing the meaning of international studies and its place in academia. Subsequent sections discuss the construction of identities in a post-modern world, constructing the notion of the "international," and deconstructing security and development. The textbook promotes a real-world global perspective through the inclusion of reflective readings from scholars who are shaping discussions on the future of the discipline. The work explores topics such as feminist international relations, international law and organizations, postcolonial agency, norms, international political economy, development, the rise of nationalism, and the role of human rights beyond liberal and republican traditions. Dynamic and interdisciplinary, the representative sampling of scholarship in Constructing International Studies is well-suited to lower-level courses with a progressive orientation. It is an ideal choice for upper-division courses dedicated to discussing current, enlivening themes in the field.

The United Nations and the quest for nuclear disarmament

The United Nations and the quest for nuclear disarmament

  • Author: Dimitris Bourantonis
  • Publisher: Dartmouth Pub Co
  • ISBN: 9781855213449
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 208
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Konstruktivistische Analysen der internationalen Politik

Konstruktivistische Analysen der internationalen Politik

  • Author: Cornelia Ulbert,Christoph Weller
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag
  • ISBN: 3663105210
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 348
  • View: 3956
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Wird die Außen- und internationale Politik alleine von nationalen Interessen und militärischer Macht dominiert? Die Studien dieses Bandes zeigen, dass ideelle Faktoren wie Ideen, Normen, Identitäten, Wissen und Kultur in zahlreichen Fällen viel entscheidendere Erklärungsfaktoren sind. Sie gehen zurück auf soziale Konstruktionsprozesse, die im Zeitalter der Globalisierung sowohl transnational stattfinden können, als auch zunehmend grenzüberschreitende Wirkungen entfalten. In der politikwissenschaftlichen Teildisziplin "Internationale Beziehungen" hat sich in den vergangenen Jahren eine konstruktivistische Theorierichtung etabliert, die der Untersuchung ideeller Faktoren besondere Aufmerksamkeit schenkt. Zu welchen Ergebnissen solche konstruktivistischen Analysen der internationalen Politik gelangen, wie sie methodisch und konzeptionell vorgehen und welche Perspektiven sich daraus für die theorieorientierte Forschung zur internationalen Politik ergeben, zeigen die Beiträge dieses Bandes.

Die Zukunft gehört der Freiheit

Die Zukunft gehört der Freiheit

  • Author: Ėduard A. Ševardnadze
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Reformers
  • Page: 344
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Die Methodologie der wissenschaftlichen Forschungsprogramme

Die Methodologie der wissenschaftlichen Forschungsprogramme

  • Author: Imre Lakatos
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag
  • ISBN: 366308082X
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 255
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Royal Society, betrachtet die Hexentheorie als das Musterbeispiel empirischen Denkens. Wir müssen das empirische Denken definieren, ehe wir mit Hume anfangen, Bücher zu verbren nen. Das wissenschaftliche Denken konfrontiert die Theorien mit den Tatsachen; und eine der Hauptbedingungen dabei ist, daß die Theorien von den Tatsachen gestützt sein müs sen. Wie ist das nun des genaueren möglich? Darauf sind mehrere verschiedene Antworten vorgeschlagen worden. Newton selbst glaubte, seine Gesetze aufgrundder Tatsachen bewiesen zu haben. Er war stolz darauf, keine bloßen Hypothesen anzubieten; er veröffentlichte nur Theorien, die aufgrundder Tatsa chen bewiesen waren. Und zwar behauptete er, seine Gesetze aus den Keplerschen 'Erschei nungen' abgeleitet zu haben. Doch das war Unsinn, denn nach Kepler bewegten sich die Plane ten in Ellipsen, nach Newton aber wäre das nur richtig, wenn die Planeten nicht gegenseitig ihre Bewegung stören würden, und eben dies tun sie. Daher mußte Newton eine Störungstheo rie entwickeln, nach der sich kein Planet auf einer Ellipse bewegt. Heute kann man leicht zeigen, daß sich kein Naturgesetz aus endlich vielen Tatsa chen schlüssig ableiten läßt; doch man liest immer noch, wissenschaftliche Theorien würden aufgrundder Tatsachen bewiesen. Woher kommt diese hartnäckige Sperre gegen die elemen tare Logik? Das läßt sich sehr einleuchtend erklären. Die Wissenschaftler möchten ihren Theorien Achtung verschaffen, sie sollen die Bezeichnung 'Wissenschaft' verdienen, also echte Erkenntnis sein. Nun bezog sich im 17. Jahrhundert, als die Wissenschaft entstand, die wichtigste Erkenntnis auf Gott und den Teufel, auf Himmel und Hölle.

Unsere gemeinsame Zukunft

Unsere gemeinsame Zukunft

Bericht der Weltkommission für Umwelt und Entwicklung

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: 348
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The Weapons State

The Weapons State

Proliferation and the Framing of Security

  • Author: David Mutimer
  • Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers
  • ISBN: 9781555877873
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 221
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The proliferation of all kinds of weapons is a focal point for international security. This work shows how both the language used to talk about weapons proliferation and the practices adopted to respond to it serve to define the problem in ways that promote policy responses doomed to failure.

Regieren in internationalen Institutionen

Regieren in internationalen Institutionen

  • Author: Markus Jachtenfuchs
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag
  • ISBN: 3663112713
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 287
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Das Buch betrachtet die Charakteristika der Herbeiführung kollektiver und verbindlicher Entscheidungen im internationalen System. Untersucht werden unterschiedliche Typen, die von regionalen Zusammenschlüssen, über internationale Regime bis zu internationalen Organisationen reichen. Es werden dabei Fragen nach der Entstehung, Funktionsweise und Wirkung internationaler Institutionen gestellt. Dabei wird ein in der bisherigen Forschung kaum beachtetes Charakteristikum deutlich: Regieren in internationalen Institutionen ist durch die zunehmende Vernetzung der einzelnen Institutionen gekennzeichnet, die über die bisherige Konkurrenz, Arbeitsteilung oder Koexistenz weit hinausgeht.

Research Handbook on the Theory and History of International Law

Research Handbook on the Theory and History of International Law

  • Author: Alexander Orakhelashvili
  • Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
  • ISBN: 0857933086
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 560
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This pioneering Research Handbook with contributions from renowned experts, provides a comprehensive scholarly framework for analyzing the theory and history of international law. Given the multiplication of theoretical approaches over the last three decades, and attendant fragmentation of scholarly efforts, this edited collection presents a useful doctrinal platform that will help academics and students to see the theory and history of international law in its entirety, and to understand how interdependent various aspects of the theory and history of international law really are. Being the first comprehensive analysis of theory and history of international law, this unique book will be of great benefit to academics and students of international politics, ethics and philosophy.

Ordnung und Regieren in der Weltgesellschaft

Ordnung und Regieren in der Weltgesellschaft

  • Author: Mathias Albert,Nicole Deitelhoff,Gunther Hellmann
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3658197803
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 405
  • View: 7162
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Der Band setzt sich mit den Bedingungen und Möglichkeiten internationalen oder globalen Regierens in einer sozialen Umwelt (Weltgesellschaft) unter drei Perspektiven auseinander: der Perspektive von Theorien globaler Ordnung, der Perspektive spezifischer Formen globaler Ordnungsbildung und der Perspektive die Normativität globaler Ordnung. Die Beiträge des Bandes besetzen Schnittstellen in einer Reihe von Diskussionen, die in den Internationalen Beziehungen zu Ordnung und Ordnungsbildung in der internationalen Politik, zum Regieren jenseits des Nationalstaates, sowie zur Stellung internationaler Politik in der Weltgesellschaft geführt werden.