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International Relations Theory

International Relations Theory

A Critical Introduction

  • Author: Cynthia Weber
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 113470044X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 292
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The fourth edition of this innovative textbook introduces students to the main theories in international relations. It explains and analyzes each theory, allowing students to understand and critically engage with the myths and assumptions behind them. Each theory is illustrated using the example of a popular film. Key features of this textbook include: Discussion of all the main theories: realism and neo-realism, idealism and neo-idealism, liberalism, constructivism, postmodernism, gender, globalization, environmentalism, anarchism A new chapter on anarchism, debt and the Occupy Movement including use of the film, The Hunger Games New chapter brings the textbook up to date with reflections on the 2008 Global Financial Crisis and reactions to it by focusing on the myth this crisis generated, ‘We are the 99%’ Innovative use of narratives from films that students will be familiar with: Lord of the Flies, Independence Day, Wag the Dog, Fatal Attraction, The Truman Show, East is East, Memento, WALL-E and The Hunger Games Accessible and exciting writing style which is well-illustrated with film stills in each chapter, boxed key concepts and guides to further reading. This breakthrough textbook has been designed to unravel the complexities of international relations theory in a way that gives students a clearer idea of how the theories work, and of the myths associated with them.

International Relations Theories

International Relations Theories

  • Author: Tim Dunne,Milja Kurki,Steve Smith
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199696012
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 368
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Drawing on a wealth of expertise from a global team of contributors, the third edition of International Relations Theories provides an up-to-date and comprehensive account of all the major IR theories--including some of the more alternative understandings not found in other texts--and supports them with case study examples. Editors Tim Dunne, Milja Kurki, and Steve Smith have brought together a team of international contributors, each specializing in a different theory. The contributors explain the theoretical background to their positions before showing how and why their theories matter. The book opens up space for analysis and debate, allowing students to decide which theories they find most useful in explaining and understanding international relations. While some of the theories discussed are complex, the authors convey them in a clear and accessible manner, with the use of engaging pedagogical features, making this an ideal introduction to the field. NEW TO THIS EDITION * A new chapter on Critical Theory, authored by Steven Roach, which addresses this important theoretical orientation * Updated chapters and case studies that reflect new developments in world politics International Relations Theories, Third Edition, is accompanied by a Companion Website that provides additional resources for instructors--PowerPoint-based slides and figures and tables from the text--and students--web links, a flashcard glossary, and a revision guide.

Progress in International Relations Theory

Progress in International Relations Theory

Appraising the Field

  • Author: Colin Elman Miriam Fendius Elman
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • ISBN: 9780262262552
  • Category: History
  • Page: 520
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All academic disciplines periodically appraise their effectiveness, evaluating the progress of previous scholarship and judging which approaches are useful and which are not. Although no field could survive if it did nothing but appraise its progress, occasional appraisals are important and if done well can help advance the field.This book investigates how international relations theorists can better equip themselves to determine the state of scholarly work in their field. It takes as its starting point Imre Lakatos's influential theory of scientific change, and in particular his methodology of scientific research programs (MSRP). It uses MSRP to organize its analysis of major research programs over the last several decades and uses MSRP's criteria for theoretical progress to evaluate these programs. The contributors appraise the progress of institutional theory, varieties of realist and liberal theory, operational code analysis, and other research programs in international relations. Their analyses reveal the strengths and limits of Lakatosian criteria and the need for metatheoretical metrics for evaluating scientific progress.

Religion and International Relations Theory

Religion and International Relations Theory

  • Author: Jack L. Snyder
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231153392
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 223
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Annotation Through models that integrate religion into the study of international politics, the essays in this collection offer a guide to updating the field.

International Relations Theory and Regional Transformation

International Relations Theory and Regional Transformation

  • Author: T. V. Paul
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107020212
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 308
  • View: 3900
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A comprehensive treatment of regional transformation, offering insights from different theoretical perspectives and generating a range of policy-relevant ideas.

The Invention of International Relations Theory

The Invention of International Relations Theory

Realism, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the 1954 Conference on Theory

  • Author: Nicolas Guilhot
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231152671
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 299
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The 1954 Conference on Theory, sponsored by the Rockefeller Foundation, featured a who's who of scholars and practitioners debating the foundations of international relations theory. Assembling his own team of experts, all of whom have struggled with this legacy, Nicolas Guilhot revisits a seminal event and its odd rejection of scientific rationalism. Far from being a spontaneous development, these essays argue, the emergence of a "realist" approach to international politics, later codified at the conference, was deliberately triggered by the Rockefeller Foundation. The organization was an early advocate of scholars who opposed the idea of a "science" of politics, pursuing, for the sake of disciplinary autonomy, a vision of politics as a prerational and existential dimension that could not be "solved" by scientific means. As a result, this nascent theory was more a rejection of behavioral social science than the birth of one of its specialized branches. The archived conversations reproduced here, along with unpublished papers by Hans Morgenthau, Reinhold Niebuhr, and Paul Nitze, speak to this defensive stance. International relations theory is critically linked to the context of postwar liberalism, and the contributors explore how these origins have played out in political thought and American foreign policy.

International Relations Theory

International Relations Theory

A New Introduction

  • Author: Knud Erik Jørgensen
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 1137604476
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 318
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This is a major new edition of a highly regarded textbook on International Relations theory which combines coverage of the main contending theories and approaches with cross-cutting coverage of key current issues and debates; of the philosophical foundations of IR theory; and of why different theories are addressed to different research agendas.

History of International Relations Theory

History of International Relations Theory

  • Author: Torbjorn L. Knutsen
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • ISBN: 9780719049309
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 354
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Torbjorn L. Knutsen introduces ideas on international relations expressed by thinkers from the High Middle Ages to the present day, and traces the developments of four ever-present themes: war, wealth, peace and power. The book counters the assumption that international relations has no theoretical tradition and shows that scholars, soldiers and statesmen have been speculating about the subject for the last 700 years. Beginning with the roots of the state and the concept of sovereignty in the Middle Ages, the author draws upon the insights of outstanding political thinkers. Clearly and succinctly the theories of Aquinas, Machiavelli, Hegel, Rousseau, Bentham, Marx and Lenin amongst others are discussed and analysed. The ideas of these thinkers are placed in context with the societies and intellectual ideas that produced them. The text is fully revised and updated to include the place of international relations after the Cold War and new ways of thinking opened up by developments in information technology.

The Concept of Truth in International Relations Theory

The Concept of Truth in International Relations Theory

Critical Thought Beyond Post-Positivism

  • Author: Matthew Fluck
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137550333
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 247
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This book charts the role played by conceptions of truth in the development of a critical tradition of International Relations theory. Providing a detailed account of the conceptions which have shaped the work of Critical Theorists and Poststructuralists, the book reaffirms the importance of epistemic reflection for the discipline. It argues that the partially abstract character of the main strands of critical IR arises not from their concern with epistemic matters, but from their insistence that truth is purely intersubjective. Drawing on the philosophy of Theodor Adorno, the book argues that IR’s critical tradition can be rejuvenated by combining its original politicisation of truth with a critical account of its ‘objectivity’. The book will be a valuable resource for scholars and graduate students interested in the future of critical International Relations theory.

Africa's Challenge to International Relations Theory

Africa's Challenge to International Relations Theory

  • Author: K. Dunn,T. Shaw
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 033397753X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 242
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Africa has been noticeably absent in international relations theory. This new collection of essays by contemporary Africanists convincingly demonstrates the importance of the continent to every theoretical approach in international relations. This collection breaks new ground in how we think about both international relations and Africa, re-examining such foundational concepts as sovereignty, the state, and power; critically investigating the salience of realism, neo-liberalism, liberalism in Africa, and providing new thinking about regionalism, security and identity.

International Relations Theory

International Relations Theory

  • Author: Oliver Daddow
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1526413965
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 336
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With chapters on all the major theories of international relations, accompanied by contemporary examples from popular culture, film and literature, this Third Edition is the ideal introduction to the key perspectives in the field. Key features: 30% new content, with all chapters revised and updated Useful learning features including further reading, 'questions to ponder', 'common pitfalls' and 'taking it further' boxes, to help you extend your thinking beyond the classroom Invaluable chapters on getting the best out of your knowledge of International Relations Theory in essays and exams, including real life examples of best practice.

International Relations Theory for the Twenty-First Century

International Relations Theory for the Twenty-First Century

An Introduction

  • Author: Martin Griffiths
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134178964
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 200
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International relations theory has been the site of intense debate in recent years. A decade ago it was still possible to divide the field between three main perspectives – Realism, Liberalism, and Marxism. Not only have these approaches evolved in new directions, they have been joined by a number of new ‘isms’ vying for attention, including feminism and constructivism. International Relations Theory for the Twenty-First Century is the first comprehensive textbook to provide an overview of all the most important theories within international relations. Written by an international team of experts in the field, the book covers both traditional approaches, such as realism and liberal internationalism, as well as new developments such as constructivism, poststructuralism and postcolonialism. The book’s comprehensive coverage of IR theory makes it the ideal textbook for teachers and students who want an up-to-date survey of the rich variety of theoretical work and for readers with no prior exposure to the subject.

Metaphors in International Relations Theory

Metaphors in International Relations Theory

  • Author: M. Marks
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9781349294930
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 262
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An analysis of the language of metaphor in international relations theory, this book offers a comprehensive study of metaphors as they are employed by scholars of world affairs.

International Relations Theory and the Asia-Pacific

International Relations Theory and the Asia-Pacific

  • Author: G. John Ikenberry,Michael Mastanduno
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231125909
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 450
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What tools will international relations theorists need to understand the complex relationship among China, Japan, and the United States as the three powers shape the economic and political future of this crucial region? Some of the best and most innovative scholars in international relations and Asian area studies gather here with the working premise that stability in the broader Asia-Pacific region is in large part a function of the behavior of, and relationships among, these three major powers.

International Relations Theory

International Relations Theory

Competing Empirical Paradigms

  • Author: Michael Haas
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • ISBN: 1498545009
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 320
  • View: 3628
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This book argues against the traditional understanding of international relations through the study of ideology and introduces four new major paradigms in the study of international relations theory: Marxian, mass society, community building, and rational choice.

International Relations Theory and Philosophy

International Relations Theory and Philosophy

Interpretive dialogues

  • Author: Cerwyn Moore,Chris Farrands
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135233608
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 240
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This book discusses the contribution of philosophers and thinkers whose ideas have recently begun to permeate international relations theory. It provides an introduction to the contemporary debates regarding theories and methodologies used to study international relations, particularly the relationships between interpretive accounts of social action, European philosophical traditions, hermeneutics and the discipline of international relations. The authors provides a platform for dialogue between theorists and researchers engaged in a more specific area studies, geo-political studies, political theory and historical accounts of international politics. The volume analyzes a variety of theoretical and explores the work of Nietzsche, Heidegger, Gramsci, Wittgenstein, Gadamer, Levinas, Bakhtin, Patocka, Derridean, Deleuze and Susan Sontag. Making an important contribution to discussions about how to study the complexities of world politics, this book will be of interest to students and researchers of international relations, politics, sociology, philosophy and political theory.

Cosmopolitanism and International Relations Theory

Cosmopolitanism and International Relations Theory

  • Author: Richard Beardsworth
  • Publisher: Polity
  • ISBN: 0745643248
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 272
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Globalization has been contested in recent times. Among the critical perspectives is cosmopolitanism. Yet, with the exception of normative theory, international relations as a field has ignored cosmopolitan thinking. This book redresses this gap and develops a dialogue between cosmopolitanism and international relations. The dialogue is structured around three debates between non–universalist theories of international relations and contemporary cosmopolitan thought. The theories chosen are realism, (post–)Marxism and postmodernism. All three criticize liberalism in the international domain, and, therefore, cosmopolitanism as an offshoot of liberalism. In the light of each school′s respective critique of universalism, the book suggests both the importance and difficulty of the cosmopolitan perspective in the contemporary world. Beardsworth emphasizes the need for global leadership at nation–state level, re–embedding of the world economy, a cosmopolitan politics of the lesser violence, and cosmopolitan political judgement. He also suggests research agendas to situate further contemporary cosmopolitanism in international relations theory. This book will appeal to all students of political theory and international relations, especially those who are seeking more articulation of the main issues between cosmopolitanism and its critics in international relations.

The Restructuring of International Relations Theory

The Restructuring of International Relations Theory

  • Author: Mark A. Neufeld
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521479363
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 174
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In this book Mark Neufeld argues for a theory of international politics committed to human emancipation. He suggests that international relations theory must move in a nonpositivist direction, and explores recent developments in the discipline, including critical, Gramscian, postmodernist, feminist and normative approaches. Drawing on recent work in social and political theory, as well as international relations, this book offers an accessible review of recent developments in the study of international politics.

The NGO Challenge for International Relations Theory

The NGO Challenge for International Relations Theory

  • Author: William E. DeMars,Dennis Dijkzeul
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317542061
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 358
  • View: 548
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It has become commonplace to observe the growing pervasiveness and impact of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs). And yet the three central approaches in International Relations (IR) theory, Liberalism, Realism and Constructivism, overlook or ignore the importance of NGOs, both theoretically and politically. Offering a timely reappraisal of NGOs, and a parallel reappraisal of theory in IR—the academic discipline entrusted with revealing and explaining world politics, this book uses practice theory, global governance, and new institutionalism to theorize NGO accountability and analyze the history of NGOs. This study uses evidence from empirical data from Europe, Africa, Latin America, the Middle East and Asia and from studies that range across the issue-areas of peacebuilding, ethnic reconciliation, and labor rights to show IR theory has often prejudged and misread the agency of NGOs. Drawing together a group of leading international relations theorists, this book explores the frontiers of new research on the role of such forces in world politics and is required reading for students, NGO activists, and policy-makers.

An Introduction to International Relations Theory

An Introduction to International Relations Theory

Perspectives and Themes

  • Author: Jill Steans,Lloyd Pettiford,Thomas Diez,Imad El-Anis
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317862996
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 288
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This long-awaited new edition has been fully updated and revised by the original authors as well as two new members of the author team. Based on many years of active research and teaching it takes the discipline's most difficult aspects and makes them accessible and interesting. Each chapter builds up an understanding of the different ways of looking at the world. The clarity of presentation allows students to rapidly develop a theoretical framework and to apply this knowledge widely as a way of understanding both more advanced theoretical texts and events in world politics. Suitable for first and second year undergraduates studying international relations and international relations theory.