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International History and International Relations

International History and International Relations

  • Author: Andrew J. Williams,Amelia Hadfield,J. Simon Rofe
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136317767
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 264
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This innovative new textbook seeks to provide undergraduate students of international relations with valuable and relevant historical context, bridging the gap and offering a genuinely interdisciplinary approach. Each chapter integrates both historical analysis and literature and applies this to an international relations context in an accessible fashion, allowing students to understand the historical context in which these core issues have developed. The book is organised thematically around the key issues in international relations such as war, peace, sovereignty, identity, empire and international organisations. Each chapter provides an overview of the main historical context, theories and literature in each area and applies this to the study of international relations. Providing a fresh approach, this work will be essential reading for all students of international relations and international relations theory.

History and International Relations

History and International Relations

  • Author: Thomas W. Smith
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134683375
  • Category: History
  • Page: 240
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This book is a major contribution to the debate about philosophy and method in history and international relations. The author analyses IR scholarship from classical realism to quantitative and postmodern work.

History and International Relations

History and International Relations

From the Ancient World to the 21st Century

  • Author: Howard LeRoy Malchow
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1441196811
  • Category: History
  • Page: 336
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History and International Relations examines, from a historian's perspective, the evolution of international relations as a discipline and charts its engagement with the history of war, peace, and foreign relations from the ancient world to the present day. In three parts, it looks at the field's development, its contribution to historical narrative, and its contemporary practice: Part I: 'The History of a Discipline' locates the development of IR scholarship in its own historical contexts, examining the origin of dominant IR theories, their use of historical evidence, and their relation to other social science disciplines. Part II: 'IR and International History' explores key moments in the history of war and peace, from the Peloponnesian War to the Cold War and beyond, and the role they played in constructing the discipline. Part III: 'Contemporary IR and the Uses of History' reflects on the current ferment in IR over its Eurocentric theory and practice, its key concepts of state and sovereignty, the impact of non-state actors and human rights, and 'the return of history.'

Theory and History in International Relations

Theory and History in International Relations

  • Author: Donald J. Puchala
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136074589
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 288
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Theory and History in International Relations is an eloquent plea to scholars of global politics to turn away from the "manufacture" of data and return to a systematic study of history as a basic for theory. While the modest use of empiricism will always be important, Puchala rejects the logical positivism of the so-called "scientific revolution" in the field in favor of a more complex, even intuitive, vision of global politics. He addresses the potential uses of history in studying some of the major debates of our time-the Cold War as a struggle between empires, the collision of civilizations, cultural encounters and colonies in the ancient world, and liberal approaches to the understanding of history and ethical contributions to the dialogue over theory.

Historiographical Investigations in International Relations

Historiographical Investigations in International Relations

  • Author: Brian C. Schmidt,Nicolas Guilhot
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319780360
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 226
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This book critically investigates the historiography of International Relations. For the past fifteen years, the field has witnessed the development of a strong interest in the history of the discipline. The chapters in this edited volume, written by some of the field’s preeminent disciplinary historians, all manifest the best of an innovative and exciting generation of scholarship on the history of the discipline of International Relations. One of the objectives of this volume is to take stock of the historical turn. Yet this volume is not simply a stock-taking exercise, as it also intends to identify the limitations and blind spots of the recent historiographical literature. The chapters consider a range of diverse thinkers and examine their impact on understanding various dimensions of the field’s history.

Explaining the History of American Foreign Relations

Explaining the History of American Foreign Relations

  • Author: Frank Costigliola,Michael Hogan
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107054184
  • Category: History
  • Page: 390
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This volume presents substantially revised and new essays on methodology and approaches in foreign and international relations history.

Culture and International History

Culture and International History

  • Author: Jessica C. E. Gienow-Hecht,Frank Schumacher
  • Publisher: Berghahn Books
  • ISBN: 9781571813831
  • Category: History
  • Page: 304
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Combining the perspectives of 18 international scholars from Europe and the United States with a critical discussion of the role of culture in international relations, this volume introduces recent trends in the study of Culture and International History. It systematically explores the cultural dimension of international history, mapping existing approaches and conceptual lenses for the study of cultural factors and thus hopes to sharpen the awareness for the cultural approach to international history among both American and non-American scholars. The first part provides a methodological introduction, explores the cultural underpinnings of foreign policy, and the role of culture in international affairs by reviewing the historiography and examining the meaning of the word culture in the context of foreign relations. In the second part, contributors analyze culture as a tool of foreign policy. They demonstrate how culture was instrumentalized for diplomatic goals and purposes in different historical periods and world regions. The essays in the third part expand the state-centered view and retrace informal cultural relations among nations and peoples. This exploration of non-state cultural interaction focuses on the role of science, art, religion, and tourism. The fourth part collects the findings and arguments of part one, two, and three to define a roadmap for further scholarly inquiry. A group of" commentators" survey the preceding essays, place them into a larger research context, and address the question "Where do we go from here?" The last and fifth part presents a selection of primary sources along with individual comments highlighting a new genre of resources scholars interested in culture and international relations can consult.

Bridges and Boundaries

Bridges and Boundaries

Historians, Political Scientists, and the Study of International Relations

  • Author: Steven E. Miller,Sean M. Lynn-jones
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • ISBN: 9780262550390
  • Category: History
  • Page: 431
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A conversation between historians and political scientists, exploring what the two disciplines can learn from each other.

Music and International History in the Twentieth Century

Music and International History in the Twentieth Century

  • Author: Jessica C. E. Gienow-Hecht
  • Publisher: Berghahn Books
  • ISBN: 1782385010
  • Category: History
  • Page: 278
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Bringing together scholars from the fields of musicology and international history, this book investigates the significance of music to foreign relations, and how it affected the interaction of nations since the late 19th century. For more than a century, both state and non-state actors have sought to employ sound and harmony to influence allies and enemies, resolve conflicts, and export their own culture around the world. This book asks how we can understand music as an instrument of power and influence, and how the cultural encounters fostered by music changes our ideas about international history.

Historical Sociology of International Relations

Historical Sociology of International Relations

  • Author: Stephen Hobden,John M. Hobson
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521004763
  • Category: History
  • Page: 315
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Insight from historical sociology promotes a re-thinking of international relations theory in this 2001 collection.

Guide to the English School in International Studies

Guide to the English School in International Studies

  • Author: Cornelia Navari,Daniel Green
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118624769
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 256
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Bringing together the latest scholarship from a global group ofexpert contributors, this guide offers a comprehensive examinationof the English School approach to the study of internationalrelations. Explains the major ideas of the British Committee onInternational Relations, including the idea of and institutionsconnected to an international society, the emerging notion of worldsociety, and order within international relations Describes the English School’s methods of analyzingthemes, trends, and dilemmas Focuses on the historical and geographical expansion ofinternational society, and particularly on the effects ofcolonization and imperialism Serves as an essential reference for students, researchers, andacademics in international relations

Politics and Culture in International History

Politics and Culture in International History

From the Ancient Near East to the Opening of the Modern Age

  • Author: Adda B. Bozeman
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351498517
  • Category: History
  • Page: 560
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The current political conflicts in Somalia and Russia make the reappearance of this book as relevant as ever. Politics and Culture in International History illumines world politics by identifying the causes of conflict and war and assessing the validity of schemes for peace and unity. Bozeman maintains that political systems are grounded in cultures; thus, international relations are by definition hitercultural relations. She deals exclusively with the thought patterns of the world's literate civilizations and societies between the fourth millenium B.C. and the fifteenth century A.D. In a substantial new introduction, Bozeman analyzes world politics over the last half century, showing how the interplay of politics and culture has intensified. She notes that the world's assembly of states is no longer held together by substantive accords on norms, purposes, and values, but by loose agreements on the use offorms, techniques, and words. The causes and effects of these changes between the 1950s and 1990s are assayed by Bozeman.

Narrative Global Politics

Narrative Global Politics

Theory, History and the Personal in International Relations

  • Author: Naeem Inayatullah,Elizabeth Dauphinee
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317294556
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 212
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This volume harnesses the virtual explosion of narrative writing in contemporary academic international politics. It comprises a prologue, an epilogue, and sixteen chapters that both build upon and diversify the success of the 2011 volume Autobiographical International Relations. Here, as in that volume, academics place their narratives in the context of world politics, culture, and history. Contributors explore moments in their academic lives that are often inexpressible in the standard academic voice and which, in turn, require a different way of writing and knowing. They write in the belief that academic IR has already begun to benefit from a different kind of writing—a stylae that retrieves the "I" and explicitly demonstrates its presence both within the world and within academic writing. By working within the overlap between theory, history, and autobiography, these chapters aim to increase the clarity, urgency, and meaningfulness of academic work. Highlighting the autoethnographic and autobiographic turn in critical international relations, this work will be of great interest to students and scholars in international relations, IR theory and global politics.

Cyprus: Diplomatic History and the Clash of Theory in International Relations

Cyprus: Diplomatic History and the Clash of Theory in International Relations

  • Author: William Mallinson
  • Publisher: I. B. Tauris
  • ISBN: 9781848854161
  • Category: History
  • Page: 256
  • View: 3928
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What are the mainsprings of international rivalry and conflict and how are they to be uncovered -- by international relations theory, history or by the practice of diplomacy? Cyprus is ideal for thoroughly testing theory and practice. The island has been at the epicentre of international relations rivalry throughout its history and to this day Cyprus remains a geopolitical tinder-box with acute tension between Cyprus and Turkey over the Turkish occupation of a third of the island. Hostility has now been transferred to the forum of the EU, with Cyprus as a member and the U.S. and Britain pushing for Turkey to join. Meanwhile in the geopolitical hinterland, Russia remains suspicious of the island’s British bases which project NATO power in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East. William Mallinson's approach in analyzing Cyprus's problems and the dangers for international relations is unique. He applies practical hands-on experience of international diplomacy with academic research as an historian and international relations theorist. Mallinson applies international theory to his minute analysis of revealing documents -- the life-blood of the historian of diplomacy -- and shows how historical research provides the essential basis for international relations theory.

The Balance of Power

The Balance of Power

History and Theory

  • Author: Michael J. Sheehan
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 9780415119306
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 226
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The balance of power is one of the most fundamental concepts behind international politics and provides a structure for explaining some of the essential principles behind international relations. Yet despite its widespread importance it remains an enigma and is surrounded by controversy.The Balance of Powertraces the evolution of the theory from the eighteenth century to the present day. It incorporates classical anlysis and recent research to give a detailed account of the concept in practice and the operation of the international system while challenging traditional views of the balance of power. Its exploration of the way the balance of power operated in key historical periods shows how the generally accepted development of the concept is based on a misunderstanding of the historical reality.

War, Peace and International Relations

War, Peace and International Relations

An introduction to strategic history

  • Author: Colin S. Gray
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136588612
  • Category: History
  • Page: 392
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War, Peace and International Relations provides an introduction to the strategic history of the past two centuries, showing how those 200 years were shaped and reshaped extensively by war. The book takes a broad view of what was relevant to the causes, courses, and consequences of wars. Written by leading strategist Professor Colin Gray, the book provides students with a good grounding in the contribution of war to the development of the modern world, from the pre-industrial era to the age of international terrorism and smart weapons. This second edition has been thoroughly revised and updated: It is the first one-volume strategic history textbook on the market; It covers all the major wars of the past two centuries; It is up to date and comprehensive, including a new section on the American Civil War, a new chapter on geography and strategy, and completely rewritten chapters on Iraq and Afghanistan in the 2000s and on irregular warfare. This textbook will be essential reading for students of strategic studies, security studies, war studies, international relations and international history.

Global Communications, International Affairs and the Media Since 1945

Global Communications, International Affairs and the Media Since 1945

  • Author: Philip M. Taylor
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415116787
  • Category: History
  • Page: 248
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Mass media, war and foreign policy

The Kymry

The Kymry

Their Origin, History, and International Relations (Classic Reprint)

  • Author: Robert Owen
  • Publisher: Forgotten Books
  • ISBN: 9780483304666
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 308
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Excerpt from The Kymry: Their Origin, History, and International Relations The subject of the antiquities and foreign relations of the Kymry seems to admit of a more interesting treatment than it has hitherto received. The few scholars who have handled it generally fail in acquaintance with foreign literature; and their ambition has too Often led them to acquiesce in a dreary isolation and a barren nationality. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

International History of the Twentieth Century

International History of the Twentieth Century

  • Author: Antony Best
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 0415207401
  • Category: History
  • Page: 531
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This major global history of the twentieth century is written by four prominent international historians for first-year undergraduate level and upward. Using their thematic and regional expertise, the authors cover events in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa and the Americas from the last century and beyond. Among the areas this book covers are: the decline of European hegemony over the international order; the diffusion of power to the two superpowers; the rise of newly independent states in Asia and Africa; and, the course and consequences of the major global conflicts of the twentieth century. This second edition is thoroughly updated, and includes extended coverage of European integration, the rise of supra-governmental organizations, and the 'global War on Terror'.

International Relations in the Ancient Near East

International Relations in the Ancient Near East

  • Author: M. Liverani
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 0230286399
  • Category: History
  • Page: 241
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The ancient civilizations of the Near East - Egypt, Assyria, Babylonia, the Hittites and Canaanites - constituted the first formalized international relations system in world history. Holy wars, peace treaties, border regulations, trade relations and the extradition of refugees were problems for contemporary ambassadors and diplomats as they are today. Mario Liverani reconstructs the procedures of international relations in the period c.1600-1100BC using historical semiotics, communication theory and economic and political anthropology.