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International Society and the Development of International Relations Theory

International Society and the Development of International Relations Theory

  • Author: B. A. Roberson
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 9780826452245
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 278
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A critical appreciation of the development of the international society idea and its influence on and relation to the development of the international relations theory. A critical look is taken at the intellectual development of key members of the English School. The concept of the School itself and the place of the School's theory in contemporary international relations approaches are examined.

International Society and the Development of International Relations Theory

International Society and the Development of International Relations Theory

  • Author: B. A. Roberson
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 9780826452245
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 278
  • View: 7817
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A critical appreciation of the development of the international society idea and its influence on and relation to the development of the international relations theory. A critical look is taken at the intellectual development of key members of the English School. The concept of the School itself and the place of the School's theory in contemporary international relations approaches are examined.

International Society and the Development of International Relations Theory

International Society and the Development of International Relations Theory

  • Author: Barbara Allen Roberson
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 9781855674035
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 278
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This collection of essays has been written by major international relations theorists and it sets out a critical appreciation of the development of the international society idea and its influence on international relations theory.

From International to World Society?

From International to World Society?

English School Theory and the Social Structure of Globalisation

  • Author: Barry Buzan
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521541213
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 294
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In this 2004 book, Barry Buzan offers an extensive critique and reappraisal of the English school approach to International Relations. Starting on the neglected concept of world society and bringing together the international society tradition and the Wendtian mode of constructivism, Buzan offers a new theoretical framework that can be used to address globalisation as a complex political interplay among state and non-state actors. This approach forces English school theory to confront neglected questions about both its basic concepts and assumptions, and about the constitution of society in terms of what values are shared, how and why they are shared, and by whom. Buzan highlights the idea of primary institutions as the central contribution of English school theory and shows how this both differentiates English school theory from realism and neoliberal institutionalism, and how it can be used to generate distinctive comparative and historical accounts of international society.

Role Theory in International Relations

Role Theory in International Relations

  • Author: Sebastian Harnisch,Cornelia Frank,Hanns W Maull
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1136738371
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 344
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This important new volume advances current role theory scholarship, offering concrete theoretical suggestions of how foreign policy analysis and IR theory could benefit from a closer integration of role theory. It will be of great interest to all scholars and students of international relations, foreign policy and international politics.

Southeast Asia and the English School of International Relations

Southeast Asia and the English School of International Relations

A Region-Theory Dialogue

  • Author: Linda Quayle
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • ISBN: 1137026847
  • Category: History
  • Page: 245
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Connecting the 'English School' approach to International Relations with the increasingly important region of Southeast Asia, this book is the first comprehensive assessment of this region-theory linkage. Surveying a range of areas, including interstate relations, the community-building goals of the region's foremost international organization, relations with civil society, the impact of non-state actors, and the role of individuals in regional dynamics, it concludes that both region and theory can gain from a broader dialogue than has yet been attempted. On the one hand, English School ideas can project a more nuanced and integrated picture of the region. On the other, the region can challenge English School thinking, input different ideas and practices, and encourage refinements and innovations. This book takes a fresh look at the international and transnational dynamics of Southeast Asia and explores the theoretical possibilities of the English School approach, signaling productive ways forward for the theory.

International Society and the Middle East

International Society and the Middle East

English School Theory at the Regional Level

  • Author: B. Buzan,A. Gonzalez-Pelaez
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 0230234356
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 280
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International Society and the Middle East brings together a distinguished cast of theorists and Middle East experts to provide a comprehensive overview of the region's history and how its own traditions have mixed, often uncomfortably, with the political structures imposed by the expansion of Western international society.

The Globalization of International Society

The Globalization of International Society

  • Author: Tim Dunne,Christian Reus-Smit
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0192516396
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 528
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The Globalization of International Society re-examines the development of today's society of sovereign states, drawing on a wealth of new scholarship to challenge the landmark account presented in Bull and Watson's classic work, The Expansion of International Society (OUP, 1984). For Bull and Watson, international society originated in Europe, and expanded as successive waves of new states were integrated into a rule-governed order. International society, on their view, was thus a European cultural artefact - a claim that is at odds with recent scholarship in history, politics, and related fields of research. Bringing together leading scholars from Asia, Australia, Europe, and the United States, this book provides an alternative account: it draws out the diversity of polities that existed at around c1500; it shows how interacting identities, political orders, and economic forces were intensifying within and across regions; it details the tangled dynamics that helped to globalize the European conception of a pluralist international society, through patterns of warfare and between East and West. The Globalization of International Society examines the institutional contours of contemporary international society, with its unique blend of universal sovereignty and global law, and its forms of hierarchy that coexist with commitments to international human rights. The book explores the multiple forms of contestation that challenge international society today: contests over the limits of sovereignty in relation to cosmopolitan conceptions of responsibility, disputes over global governance, concerns about persistent economic, racial, and gender-based patterns of disadvantage, and lastly the threat to the established order opened up by the disruptive power of digital communications.

International Society and Its Critics

International Society and Its Critics

  • Author: Alex J. Bellamy
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199265194
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 337
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In recent years, the English School or international society approach to International Relations has risen to prominence because its theories and concepts seem able to help us explain some of the most complex and seemingly paradoxical features of contemporary world politics. In doing so, the approach has attracted a variety of criticisms from both ends of the political spectrum. Some argue that the claim that states form an international society is premature in an era of terrorwhere power politics and the use of force have returned to the fore. Others insist that international society's state-centrism make it an inherently conservative approach unable to address many of the world's most pressing problems.International Society and its Critics provides the first in-depth study of the English School approach to International Relations from a variety of different theoretical and practical perspectives. Sixteen leading scholars from three continents critically evaluate the School's contribution to the study of international theory and history; consider its relationship with a variety of alternative perspectives including international political economy, feminism, environmentalism, andcritical security studies; and assess how the approach can help us to make sense of the big issues of the day such as terrorism, the management of cultural difference, global governance, the ethics of coercion, and the role of international law. They find that whilst the concept of international society helps toshed light on many of the important tensions in world politics, much work still needs to be done. In particular, the approach needs to broaden its empirical scope to incorporate more of the issues and actors that shape global politics; draw upon other theoretical traditions to improve its explanations of change in world politics; and recognize the complex and multi-layered nature of the contemporary world.

International Relations Theory and the Politics of European Integration

International Relations Theory and the Politics of European Integration

Power, Security, and Community

  • Author: Morten Kelstrup,Michael Charles Williams
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415214179
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 304
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International Relations Theory and the Politics of European Integration focuses on the roles of community, power and security, within the European Union. It features contributions from highly respected international scholars, and covers subjects such as: · sovereignty and European integration · the EU and the politics of migration · the internationalisation of military security · the EU as a security actor · money, finance and power · the quest for legitimacy with regards to EU enlargement.

The Oxford Handbook of International Relations

The Oxford Handbook of International Relations

  • Author: Christian Reus-Smit,Duncan Snidal
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 019958558X
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 772
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This Oxford Handbook assembles the world's leading scholars in International Relations to present diverse perspectives about purposes, questions, theories, and methods. It will become the first point of reference for scholars and students interested in these key issues.

Social Theory of International Politics

Social Theory of International Politics

  • Author: Alexander Wendt
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107268435
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: N.A
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Drawing upon philosophy and social theory, Social Theory of International Politics develops a theory of the international system as a social construction. Alexander Wendt clarifies the central claims of the constructivist approach, presenting a structural and idealist worldview which contrasts with the individualism and materialism which underpins much mainstream international relations theory. He builds a cultural theory of international politics, which takes whether states view each other as enemies, rivals or friends as a fundamental determinant. Wendt characterises these roles as 'cultures of anarchy', described as Hobbesian, Lockean and Kantian respectively. These cultures are shared ideas which help shape state interests and capabilities, and generate tendencies in the international system. The book describes four factors which can drive structural change from one culture to another - interdependence, common fate, homogenization, and self-restraint - and examines the effects of capitalism and democracy in the emergence of a Kantian culture in the West.

International Institutions in World History

International Institutions in World History

Divorcing International Relations Theory from the State and Stage Models

  • Author: Laust Schouenborg
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1315409879
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 176
  • View: 471
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This book presents a case for a basic reorientation of International Relations away from the state and towards the study of social institutions in the sense of patterned practices, ideas and norms/rules. IR has always suffered from a parochial occupation with the state and the Western system of state. Its main theories revolve around these phenomena, and have resulted in the reification of the state: it has been turned into an essential actor, with certain immutable and fundamental properties that remain constant throughout time. A list of these properties usually includes territorial limits, centralisation, monopolisation of violence and exclusive loyalties. International Institutions in World History shows how the state is an inherently modern phenomenon, a modern social institution, and that foundational concepts in IR should be based on a full appreciation of the wider record of human existence on earth, trans-historically and cross-culturally. Schouenborg argues that these social institutions may be captured via a universal functional typology consisting of four categories: legitimacy and membership; regulating conflicts; trade; and governance. The book will be of interest to scholars and students within IR (particularly IR theory), anthropology, archaeology and sociology, and those interested in general social theory.

Recognizing States

Recognizing States

International Society and the Establishment of New States Since 1776

  • Author: Mikulas Fabry
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199564442
  • Category: History
  • Page: 256
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This book examines a central question raised by the new and lingering demands for statehood in different parts of the world: who qualifies for international recognition as a sovereign, independent state? How is it that Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Eritrea, Georgia, East Timor and Montenegro have achieved general recognition, but Somaliland, Abkhazia, South Ossetia, Tamil Eelam, Aceh, and Kosovo have not? Why do some cases generate major internationalcontroversies, while others do not? The book answers these questions by charting the historical practice of recognizing states since the late eighteenth century. It should be of keen interest to students of international relations, international law and diplomatic history.

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.

International Relations Theory and the Third World

International Relations Theory and the Third World

  • Author: Stephanie Neuman
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9780312177065
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 244
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In this collected volume, the authors analyze the deficiencies of existing theory and present alternate explanations of Third World foreign policy behavior. The essays show how examining Third World experience can broaden our understanding of how and why states and non-state actors interact in the international system.

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.

Structure of International Society

Structure of International Society

An Introduction to the Study of International Relations, Second Edition

  • Author: Geoffrey Stern
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 9780826468239
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 384
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This second edition of this textbook places in context key world events since 1945. While not neglecting the significant developments of the last 50 years, this book has a broad historical and conceptual range. It provides students with a historical analysis of the origins, development and early networks of IR, and an exposition of the diverse ways in which modern "international society" has been defined and interpreted. Tackling a range on international concerns, Geoffrey Stern explores and clarifies such concepts as sovereignty, the balance of power, national interest and interdependence, illustrating his text with reference to both historical and contemporary world events.

The SAGE Handbook of the History, Philosophy and Sociology of International Relations

The SAGE Handbook of the History, Philosophy and Sociology of International Relations

  • Author: Andreas Gofas,Inanna Hamati-Ataya,Nicholas Onuf
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1526415607
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 616
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The SAGE Handbook of the History, Philosophy and Sociology of International Relations offers a panoramic overview of the broad field of International Relations by integrating three distinct but interrelated foci. It retraces the historical development of International Relations (IR) as a professional field of study, explores the philosophical foundations of IR, and interrogates the sociological mechanisms through which scholarship is produced and the field is structured. Comprising 38 chapters from both established scholars and an emerging generation of innovative meta-theorists and theoretically driven empiricists, the handbook fosters discussion of the field from the inside out, forcing us to come to grips with the widely held perception that IR is experiencing an existential crisis quite unlike anything else in its hundred-year history. This timely and innovative reference volume reflects on situated scholarly practices in a way that projects our collective thinking into the future. PART ONE: THE INWARD GAZE: INTRODUCTORY REFLECTIONS PART TWO: IMAGINING THE INTERNATIONAL, ACKNOWLEDGING THE GLOBAL PART THREE: THE SEARCH FOR (AN) IDENTITY PART FOUR: INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AS A PROFESSION PART FIVE: LOOKING AHEAD: THE FUTURE OF META-ANALYSIS

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
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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.