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International Relations Theory and the Consequences of Unipolarity

International Relations Theory and the Consequences of Unipolarity

  • Author: G. John Ikenberry,Michael Mastanduno,William C. Wohlforth
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9781107634596
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 392
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The end of the Cold War and subsequent dissolution of the Soviet Union resulted in a new unipolar international system that presented fresh challenges to international relations theory. Since the Enlightenment, scholars have speculated that patterns of cooperation and conflict might be systematically related to the manner in which power is distributed among states. Most of what we know about this relationship, however, is based on European experiences between the seventeenth and twentieth centuries, when five or more powerful states dominated international relations, and the latter twentieth century, when two superpowers did so. Building on a highly successful special issue of the leading journal World Politics, this book seeks to determine whether what we think we know about power and patterns of state behavior applies to the current 'unipolar' setting and, if not, how core theoretical propositions about interstate interactions need to be revised.

Theorien der Internationalen Beziehungen

Theorien der Internationalen Beziehungen

  • Author: Siegfried Schieder,Manuela Spindler
  • Publisher: UTB
  • ISBN: 9783825223151
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 595
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Das Lehrbuch zielt darauf ab, die sich stetig ausdifferenzierende und kaum noch überschaubare Theorienlandschaft in den Internationalen Beziehungen für Studierende erfahrbar und erlernbar zu machen und den Lehrenden eine Handreichung für die didaktische Vermittlung des Wissens über Theorien zu geben. Insgesamt werden achtzehn Theorien, Ansätze und Konzepte der Internationalen Beziehungen anhand jeweils zentraler ReferenztheoretikerInnen vorgestellt. Jeder Beitrag besteht aus fünf Komponenten und folgt damit einer einheitlichen inhaltlichen Struktur.

The Oxford Handbook of International Relations

The Oxford Handbook of International Relations

  • Author: Christian Reus-Smit,Duncan Snidal
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780199219322
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 772
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The Oxford Handbook of International Relations offers the most authoritative and comprehensive overview to date of the field of International Relations. The Handbook debates the nature of the field itself, critically engages with the major theories, surveys a wide spectrum of methods, addresses the relationship between scholarship and policy making, and examines the field's relation with cognate disciplines. In so doing the Handbook gives readers authoritative and critical introductions to the subject and establish a sense of the field as a dynamic realm of argument and inquiry. The Handbook has two key and distinctive organizing principles. The first is its ground-breaking approach to the normative component in theorizing about International Relations. Earlier volumes have concentrated almost exclusively on theories as purely empirical or positive theories, with small sub-sections left for 'ethics and International Relations'. But all International Relations theories have both empirical and normative aspects; even methodological choices entail implicit normative commitments. Without this understanding, some of the arguments in International Relations are routinely miscast. The Oxford Handbook of International Relations offers a comprehensive survey of the field that deepens our understanding of how empirical and normative theorizing interact to constitute International Relations as a field of study. A second organizing principle is the analysis of how different perspectives have developed in relation to one another. Previous overviews of the field have treated contending theories and methods as isolated bodies of thought, or organized them into stylized 'great debates'. But these approaches obscure the dynamic interplay, conversation, and contestation between different perspectives. The Handbook examines this interplay, with chapter authors probing how their theory or approach has been affected by contestation with, and borrowing from, other approaches. In doing so it shows how diversity within International Relations has promoted, or perhaps sometimes stultified, progress in the field. The Oxford Handbook of International Relations advances a markedly different perspective on the field of International Relations and will be essential for reading for those interested in the advanced study of global politics and international affairs.

An Introduction to International Relations

An Introduction to International Relations

  • Author: Richard Devetak,Jim George,Sarah Percy
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1108298869
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: N.A
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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.

Theory of International Relations

Theory of International Relations

The Crisis of Relevance

  • Author: Abdul Aziz Said
  • Publisher: Englewood Cliffs, N.J : Prentice-Hall
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: International relations
  • Page: 191
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Refugees in International Relations

Refugees in International Relations

  • Author: Alexander Betts,Gil Loescher
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199595623
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 337
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Drawing together the work and ideas of a combination of the world's leading and emerging International Relations scholars, Refugees in International Relations provides a comprehensive and challenging overview of the international politics of forced migration.

Decolonizing International Relations

Decolonizing International Relations

  • Author: Branwen Gruffydd Jones
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9780742540248
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 275
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The discipline of International Relations (IR) is concerned with the powerful states and actors in the global political economy and dominated by North American and European scholars. This book exposes the ways in which IR has consistently ignored questions of colonialism, imperialism, race, slavery, and dispossession in the non-European world.

Handbook of International Relations

Handbook of International Relations

  • Author: Walter Carlsnaes,Thomas Risse,Beth A Simmons
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 144626503X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 904
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The original Handbook of International Relations was the first authoritative and comprehensive survey of the field of international relations. In this eagerly-awaited new edition, the Editors have once again drawn together a team of the world's leading scholars of international relations to provide a state-of-the-art review and indispensable guide to the field, ensuring its position as the pre-eminent volume of its kind. The Second Edition has been expanded to 33 chapters and fully revised, with new chapters on the following contemporary topics: - Normative Theory in IR - Critical Theories and Poststructuralism - Efforts at Theoretical Synthesis in IR: Possibilities and Limits - International Law and International Relations - Transnational Diffusion: Norms, Ideas and Policies - Comparative Regionalism - Nationalism and Ethnicity - Geopolitics in the 21st Century - Terrorism and International Relations - Religion and International Politics - International Migration A truly international undertaking, this Handbook reviews the many historical, philosophical, analytical and normative roots to the discipline and covers the key contemporary topics of research and debate today. The Handbook of International Relations remains an essential benchmark publication for all advanced undergraduates, graduate students and academics in politics and international relations.

Women, Culture, and International Relations

Women, Culture, and International Relations

  • Author: Vivienne Jabri,Eleanor O'Gorman
  • Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers
  • ISBN: 9781555877019
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 213
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This text expands the agenda of feminist international relations by considering the heterogeneity of women's voices in the realm of world politics, as well as the challenges that this diversity poses. The authors develop a theoretical discourse that incorporates the combined notion of difference and emancipation in a discussion of the agency of women and their transformative capacity. They use a normative approach to understanding the multiple subjectivities of women and the plurality of their experiences.

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.

Political Theory and International Relations

Political Theory and International Relations

  • Author: Charles R. Beitz
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 9780691009155
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 248
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In this revised edition of his 1979 classic Political Theory and International Relations, Charles Beitz rejects two highly influential conceptions of international theory as empirically inaccurate and theoretically misleading. In one, international relations is a Hobbesian state of nature in which moral judgments are entirely inappropriate, and in the other, states are analogous to persons in domestic society in having rights of autonomy that insulate them from external moral assessment and political interference. Beitz postulates that a theory of international politics should include a revised principle of state autonomy based on the justice of a state's domestic institutions, and a principle of international distributive justice to establish a fair division of resources and wealth among persons situated in diverse national societies.

Feminist Methodologies for International Relations

Feminist Methodologies for International Relations

  • Author: Brooke A. Ackerly,Maria Stern,Jacqui True
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1139458736
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: N.A
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Why is feminist research carried out in international relations (IR)? What are the methodologies and methods that have been developed in order to carry out this research? Feminist Methodologies for International Relations offers students and scholars of IR, feminism, and global politics practical insight into the innovative methodologies and methods that have been developed - or adapted from other disciplinary contexts - in order to do feminist research for IR. Both timely and timeless, this volume makes a diverse range of feminist methodological reflections wholly accessible. Each of the twelve contributors discusses aspects of the relationships between ontology, epistemology, methodology, and method, and how they inform and shape their research. This important and original contribution to the field will both guide and stimulate new thinking.

Realism and International Relations

Realism and International Relations

  • Author: Jack Donnelly
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521597524
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 231
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1. The realist tradition

Ethics, Justice and International Relations

Ethics, Justice and International Relations

Constructing an International Community

  • Author: Peter Sutch
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134571585
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 240
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This topical and timely book critically explores contemporary liberal international relations theory. In the fifty years since the declaration of human rights, the language of international relations has come to incorporate the language of justice and injustice. The book argues that if justice is to become the governing principle of international politics, then liberals must recognise that their political preferences cannot be the preconditions of global ethics. The hierarchy of international political ethics must be constructed afresh so that the first principles of justice are accessible to all agents as political and ethical equals. This book will be essential reading for students and scholars in politics, international relations, political theory and ethics.

Human Rights and International Relations

Human Rights and International Relations

  • Author: R. J. Vincent
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521339957
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 186
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International Relations and the European Union

International Relations and the European Union

  • Author: Christopher Hill,Michael Smith
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199544808
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 557
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This text explores the ways in which the European Union frames and conducts its international relations. Each chapter deals with the three key themes of the volume - the EU as a sub-system of international relations, the EU and the processes of international relations, and the EU as a power.

International Relations and the Problem of Difference

International Relations and the Problem of Difference

  • Author: Naeem Inayatullah,David L. Blaney
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135940746
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 272
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International Relations and the Problem of Difference has developed out of the sense that IR as a discipline does not assess the quality of cultural interactions that shape, and are shaped by, the changing structures and processes of the international system. In this work, the authors re-imagine IR as a uniquely placed site for the study of differences as organized explicitly around the exploration of the relation of wholes and parts and sameness and difference-and always the one in relation to the other.

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.

Quasi-States

Quasi-States

Sovereignty, International Relations and the Third World

  • Author: Robert H. Jackson
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521447836
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 225
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Robert Jackson examines the birth and survival of Third World nations since the end of the Second World War. He describes these countries as "quasi-states," arguing that they exist more by the support and indulgence of the international community than by the abilities and efforts of their own governments and peoples. He investigates the international normative framework that upholds sovereign statehood in the Third World. This he calls "negative sovereignty" and contrasts it with what he sees as the "positive sovereignty" that emerged in Europe along with the modern state. Within this structure, he examines how negative sovereignty arose, and its mechanisms and consequences for both international politics and the domestic conditions of quasi-states. He concludes by assessing the future of quasi-states and the institution of negative sovereignty.

Causation in International Relations

Causation in International Relations

Reclaiming Causal Analysis

  • Author: Milja Kurki
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1139470760
  • Category: Political Science
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World political processes, such as wars and globalisation, are engendered by complex sets of causes and conditions. Although the idea of causation is fundamental to the field of International Relations, what the concept of cause means or entails has remained an unresolved and contested matter. In recent decades ferocious debates have surrounded the idea of causal analysis, some scholars even questioning the legitimacy of applying the notion of cause in the study of International Relations. This book suggests that underlying the debates on causation in the field of International Relations is a set of problematic assumptions (deterministic, mechanistic and empiricist) and that we should reclaim causal analysis from the dominant discourse of causation. Milja Kurki argues that reinterpreting the meaning, aims and methods of social scientific causal analysis opens up multi-causal and methodologically pluralist avenues for future International Relations scholarship.