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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.

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.

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.

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.

Legitimacy in International Society

Legitimacy in International Society

  • Author: Ian Clark
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
  • ISBN: 0199258422
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 278
  • View: 1994
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The word 'legitimacy' is seldom far from the lips of practitioners of international affairs. The legitimacy of recent events - such as the wars in Kosovo and Iraq, the post-September 11 war on terror, and instances of humanitarian intervention - have been endlessly debated by publics around the globe. And yet the academic discipline of IR has largely neglected this concept. This book encourages us to take legitimacy seriously, both as a facet of international behaviour withpractical consequences, and as a theoretical concept necessary for understanding that behaviour. It offers a comprehensive historical and theoretical account of international legitimacy. It argues that the development of principles of legitimacy lie at the heart of what is meant by an international society,and in so doing fills a notable void in English school accounts of the subject.Part I provides a historical survey of the evolution of the practice of legitimacy from the 'age of discovery' at the end of the 15th century. It explores how issues of legitimacy were interwoven with the great peace settlements of modern history - in 1648, 1713, 1815, 1919, and 1945. It offers a revisionist reading of the significance of Westphalia - not as the origin of a modern doctrine of sovereignty - but as a seminal stage in the development of an international society based on sharedprinciples of legitimacy. All of the historical chapters demonstrate how the twin dimensions of legitimacy - principles of rightful membership and of rightful conduct - have been thought about and developed in differing contexts.Part II then provides a trenchant analysis of legitimacy in contemporary international society. Deploying a number of short case studies, drawn mainly from the wars against Iraq in 1991 and 2003, and the Kosovo war of 1999, it sets out a theoretical account of the relationship between legitimacy, on the one hand, and consensus, norms, and equilibrium, on the other.This is the most sustained attempt to make sense of legitimacy in an IR context. Its conclusion, in the end, is that legitimacy matters, but in a complex way. Legitimacy is not to be discovered simply by straightforward application of other norms, such as legality and morality. Instead, legitimacy is an inherently political condition. What determines its attainability or not is as much the general political condition of international society at any one moment, as the conformity of its specificactions to set normative principles.

The Global Covenant

The Global Covenant

Human Conduct in a World of States

  • Author: Robert Jackson
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191037419
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 480
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The Global Covernant is a ground-breaking work by one of the leading scholars in international relations that rejuvenates the classical international society approach, and brings it into contact with the new era of world politics. It investigates the most important international issues of our time, including peace and security, war and intervention, human rights, failed states, territories and boundaries, and democracy. It draws on a family of closely related disciplines: diplomatic and military history, international legal studies, and international political theory. It addresses basic methodological questions and presents the elements of a human sciences approach to the study of world politics. It contemplates the future of international society in the 21st century. The Global Covenant concludes by justifying the pluralist society of sovereign states as one that respects human diversity and upholds human freedom.

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
  • View: 4387
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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 Balance of Power in International Relations

The Balance of Power in International Relations

Metaphors, Myths and Models

  • Author: Richard Little
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 0521874882
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 317
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Offering an analysis of the concept of the balance of power in IR, Little establishes a framework that treats the balance of power as a metaphor, a myth and a model. He then uses this framework to reassess four major texts that use this to promote a theoretical understanding of international relations.

Southeast Asia and the English School of International Relations

Southeast Asia and the English School of International Relations

A Region-Theory Dialogue

  • Author: L. Quayle
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137026855
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 245
  • View: 1889
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This book examines the interface between the theoretical framework known as the English School and the international and transnational politics of Southeast Asia. The region-theory dialogue it proposes signals productive ways forward for the theory.

Contending Perspectives on Global Governance

Contending Perspectives on Global Governance

Coherence and Contestation

  • Author: Alice D. Ba,Matthew J. Hoffmann
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134249934
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 288
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Global governance is fast becoming a ubiquitous phrase, succeeding globalization as the latest buzz term. But exactly what does it mean? For many scholars and policymakers the term captures important aspects of world politics. This unique volume delivers and compares the key perspectives of the leading thinkers in the area, equipping the reader with an excellent understanding of the debate now defining and mapping the future of this term. This comparative approach is underpinned by a lucid theoretical framework which guides the reader towards building a clear sense of the debate and its complexities. A wide range of empirical issues are covered, including those of Security, International Political Economy, Environment, Human Rights, Social Movements and Regulation. Including theorists of social constructivism, liberal imperialism and realism, this is an essential book for students and scholars which stimulates discussion and presents a fully rounded picture of global governance.