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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

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.

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.

Explaining the History of American Foreign Relations

Explaining the History of American Foreign Relations

  • Author: Michael J. Hogan,Thomas G. Paterson
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521540353
  • Category: History
  • Page: 366
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Revised and updated introduction to American diplomatic history.

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.

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.

War, Peace and International Relations

War, Peace and International Relations

An Introduction to Strategic History

  • Author: Colin S. Gray,Director of National Security Studies Colin S Gray
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134169515
  • Category: History
  • Page: 320
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This new volume explores the theory and practice of war and peace in modern historical context. In fifteen clear and concise chapters, this book hits the high and low points of international politics over a two hundred year period, plus a brief foray into the future out to 2025. War, Peace and International Relations serves as an excellent introduction to the international history of the past two centuries, showing how those two centuries were shaped and reshaped extensively by war. This book takes a broad view of what was relevant to the causes, courses, and consequences of wars. This upper-level textbook is an invaluable resource for students of strategic studies, security studies, international relations and international history.

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.

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.

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.

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.

International Relations Since the End of the Cold War

International Relations Since the End of the Cold War

New and Old Dimensions

  • Author: Geir Lundestad
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199666431
  • Category: History
  • Page: 318
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In International Relations Since the End of the Cold War many of the world's leading scholars examine the Cold War legacy. The authors examine several key issues including: the relationship between democracy and peace, the Cold War and the Third World, superpowers, the role of post-Cold War nuclear weapons.

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
  • View: 5399
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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.

An Introduction to International Relations

An Introduction to International Relations

  • Author: Richard Devetak,Jim George,Sarah Percy
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1316631559
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 620
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An Introduction to International Relations is a comprehensive introduction to the history, theories, developments and debates that shape the dynamic discipline of international relations and contemporary world politics. Bringing together an expert author team comprising leading academics from Australia and around the world, it allows readers to explore the discipline from both Australian and global perspectives. Known for its clear, easy-to-read style and relevant, real-world examples, the text has been fully updated and revised to reflect current research and the changing global political climate. This edition features extensive new material on: international history from World War I to World War II; international law; the globalisation of international society; and terrorism. A companion website for instructors offers additional case studies, critical thinking questions and links to relevant video and web materials that bring international relations theory to life.

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.

Identität

Identität

Wie der Verlust der Würde unsere Demokratie gefährdet

  • Author: Francis Fukuyama
  • Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe
  • ISBN: 3455005292
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 304
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In den letzten zehn Jahren ist die Anzahl der demokratischen Staaten weltweit erschreckend schnell zurückgegangen. Erleben wir gerade das Ende der liberalen Demokratie? Der US-amerikanische Politikwissenschaftler Francis Fukuyama, Autor des Weltbestsellers Das Ende der Geschichte, sucht in seinem neuen Buch nach den Gründen, warum sich immer mehr Menschen antidemokratischen Strömungen zuwenden und den Liberalismus ablehnen. Er zeigt, warum die Politik der Stunde geprägt ist von Nationalismus und Wut, welche Rolle linke und recht Parteien bei dieser Entwicklung spielen, und was wir tun können, um unsere gesellschaftliche Identität und damit die liberale Demokratie wieder zu beleben. »Intelligent und klar – wir brauchen mehr Denker, die so weise sind wie Fukuyama.« THE NEW YORK TIMES »Einer der bedeutendsten Politikwissenschaftler der westlichen Welt.« DIE WELT

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
  • View: 2007
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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.

The Politics of Secularism in International Relations

The Politics of Secularism in International Relations

  • Author: Elizabeth Shakman Hurd
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 9781400828012
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 264
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Conflicts involving religion have returned to the forefront of international relations. And yet political scientists and policymakers have continued to assume that religion has long been privatized in the West. This secularist assumption ignores the contestation surrounding the category of the "secular" in international politics. The Politics of Secularism in International Relations shows why this thinking is flawed, and provides a powerful alternative. Elizabeth Shakman Hurd argues that secularist divisions between religion and politics are not fixed, as commonly assumed, but socially and historically constructed. Examining the philosophical and historical legacy of the secularist traditions that shape European and American approaches to global politics, she shows why this matters for contemporary international relations, and in particular for two critical relationships: the United States and Iran, and the European Union and Turkey. The Politics of Secularism in International Relations develops a new approach to religion and international relations that challenges realist, liberal, and constructivist assumptions that religion has been excluded from politics in the West. The first book to consider secularism as a form of political authority in its own right, it describes two forms of secularism and their far-reaching global consequences.