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Power, Realism and Constructivism

Power, Realism and Constructivism

  • Author: Stefano Guzzini
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 0415640466
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 341
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Framed by a new and substantial introductory chapter, this book collects Stefano Guzzini's reference articles and some less well-known publications on power, realism and constructivism. By analysing theories and their assumptions, but also theorists following their intellectual paths, his analysis explores the diversity of different schools, and moves beyond simple definitions to explore their intrinsic tensions and fallacies. Guzzini's approach to the analysis of power – within and outside International Relations – provides the common theme of the book through which the theoretical state of the art in IR is reassessed. A novel analysis of power and the potential limits of realism and constructivism in International Relations, Power, Realism and Constructivism will be of interest to students and scholars of international relations, international political economy, social and political theory, and the study of power.

Realist Constructivism

Realist Constructivism

Rethinking International Relations Theory

  • Author: J. Samuel Barkin
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1139484400
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: N.A
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Realism and constructivism, two key contemporary theoretical approaches to the study of international relations, are commonly taught as mutually exclusive ways of understanding the subject. Realist Constructivism explores the common ground between the two, and demonstrates that, rather than being in simple opposition, they have areas of both tension and overlap. There is indeed space to engage in a realist constructivism. But at the same time, there are important distinctions between them, and there remains a need for a constructivism that is not realist, and a realism that is not constructivist. Samuel Barkin argues more broadly for a different way of thinking about theories of international relations, that focuses on the corresponding elements within various approaches rather than on a small set of mutually exclusive paradigms. Realist Constructivism provides an interesting new way for scholars and students to think about international relations theory.

Global Governance

Global Governance

  • Author: Helmut Willke
  • Publisher: transcript Verlag
  • ISBN: 9783899424577
  • Category: Globalization
  • Page: 150
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Cosmopolitan Power in International Relations

Cosmopolitan Power in International Relations

A Synthesis of Realism, Neoliberalism, and Constructivism

  • Author: Giulio M. Gallarotti
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1139489941
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: N.A
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How can nations optimize their power in the modern world system? Realist theory has underscored the importance of hard power as the ultimate path to national strength. In this vision, nations require the muscle and strategies to compel compliance and achieve their full power potential. But in fact, changes in world politics have increasingly encouraged national leaders to complement traditional power resources with more enlightened strategies oriented around the use of soft power resources. The resources to compel compliance have to be increasingly integrated with the resources to cultivate compliance. Only through this integration of hard and soft power can nations truly achieve their greatest strength in modern world politics, and this realization carries important implications for competing paradigms of international relations. The idea of power optimization can only be delivered through the integration of the three leading paradigms of international relations: Realism, Neoliberalism, and Constructivism.

Great Power Conduct and Credibility in World Politics

Great Power Conduct and Credibility in World Politics

  • Author: Sergey Smolnikov
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319718851
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 315
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This book seeks to answer one main question: what is the core concern of great powers that streamlines their behavior in the contemporary system of international relations? Building on the examples of the United States, China, Russia, France, and Britain, it tracks both consistency and fluctuations in global power dynamics and great power behavior. The author examines the genesis, causality, and policy implications of decision makers’ fixation with retaining a credible image of power in world politics, while exploring how the dynamics of power distribution in international systems modify perceptions of primacy. Drawing on findings from disciplines such as history, economics, social and political psychology, communication theory, philosophy, political science, strategic studies, and above all, from International Relations theory and practice, the volume proposes a novel theory of power credibility, which offers an original explanation of great powers’ behavior at the stage of their relative decline.

Neoclassical Realist Theory of International Politics

Neoclassical Realist Theory of International Politics

  • Author: Norrin M. Ripsman,Jeffrey W. Taliaferro,Steven E. Lobell
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 019989924X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 304
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Since Gideon Rose's 1998 review article in the journal World Politics and especially following the release of Lobell, Ripsman, and Taliaferro's 2009 edited volume Neoclassical Realism, the State, and Foreign Policy, neoclassical realism has emerged as major theoretical approach to the study of foreign policy on both sides of the Atlantic. Proponents of neoclassical realism claim that it is the logical extension of the Kenneth Waltz's structural realism into the realm of foreign policy. In Neoclassical Realist Theory of International Relations, Norrin M. Ripsman, Jeffrey W. Taliaferro, and Steven E. Lobell argue that neoclassical realism is far more than an extension of Waltz's structural realism or an effort to update the classical realism of Hans Morgenthau, E.H. Carr, and Henry Kissinger with the language of modern social science. Rejecting the artificial distinction that Waltz draws between theories of international politics and theories of foreign policy, the authors contend neoclassical realism can explain and predict phenomena ranging from short-term crisis-behavior, to foreign policy, to patterns of grand strategic adjustment by individual states up to long-term patterns of international outcomes. It is, therefore, a more powerful theory of international politics than structural realism. Yet it is also a more intuitively satisfying approach than liberal Innenpolitik theories or constructivism. The authors detail the variables and assumptions of neoclassical realist theory, address various aspects of theory construction and methodology, lay out the areas of convergence and sharp disagreement with other leading theoretical approaches -- liberalism, constructivism, analytic eclecticism, and foreign policy analysis (FPA) --- and demonstrate how neoclassical realist theory can be used to resolve longstanding puzzles and debates in international relations theory.

Does ASEAN matter? Reconciling realist and constructivist approaches to regional security in Southeast Asia

Does ASEAN matter? Reconciling realist and constructivist approaches to regional security in Southeast Asia

  • Author: Peter Goldschagg
  • Publisher: GRIN Verlag
  • ISBN: 3638728919
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 37
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Essay from the year 2007 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Region: South Asia, grade: A (sehr gut/excellent), Victoria University of Wellington, course: Regional integration in Southeast Asia, 51 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Focusing on ASEAN’s relevance as a regional security organisation, this study aims to expound the prevailing driving forces, interests and obstacles to an effective crisis management. Drawing on the theoretical background of neo-realist and constructivist approaches, the paper argues that neither the neo-realist nor the constructivist approach is able to fully conceptualise ASEAN’s role in regional security. While only an eclectic, multi-dimensional approach grasps the variety of its multiple facets, the latter seems to be highly contingent on the interplay of external structural and internal sociological dynamics. While the organisation appears in this out sketched context as a relatively important player in times of political and economic stability, having its merits in conflict-preventive measures through the building of trust and the construction of a common identity, the regime shows strong enervations in times of crisis.

Law and Global Health

Law and Global Health

Current Legal Issues

  • Author: Michael Freeman,Sarah Hawkes,Belinda Bennett
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191003468
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 600
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Current Legal Issues, like its sister volume Current Legal Problems (now available in journal format), is based upon an annual colloquium held at University College London. Each year leading scholars from around the world gather to discuss the relationship between law and another discipline of thought. Each colloquium examines how the external discipline is conceived in legal thought and argument, how the law is pictured in that discipline, and analyses points of controversy in the use, and abuse, of extra-legal arguments within legal theory and practice. Law and Global Health, the sixteenth volume in the Current Legal Issues series, offers an insight into the scholarship examining the relationship between global health and the law. Covering a wide range of areas from all over the world, articles in the volume look at areas of human rights, vulnerable populations, ethical issues, legal responses and governance.

Power and International Relations

Power and International Relations

A Conceptual Approach

  • Author: David A. Baldwin
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 1400881005
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 240
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Contrary to conventional wisdom, the concept of power has not always been central to international relations theory. During the 1920s and 30s, power was often ignored or vilified by international relations scholars—especially in America. Power and International Relations explores how this changed in later decades by tracing how power emerged as an important social science concept in American scholarship after World War I. Combining intellectual history and conceptual analysis, David Baldwin examines power's increased presence in the study of international relations and looks at how the three dominant approaches of realism, neoliberalism, and constructivism treat power. The clarity and precision of thinking about power increased greatly during the last half of the twentieth century, due to efforts by political scientists, psychologists, sociologists, economists, philosophers, mathematicians, and geographers who contributed to "social power literature." Baldwin brings the insights of this literature to bear on the three principal theoretical traditions in international relations theory. He discusses controversial issues in power analysis, and shows the relevance of older works frequently underappreciated today. Focusing on the social power perspective in international relations, this book sheds light on how power has been considered during the last half century and how it should be approached in future research.

Zum ewigen Frieden, ein philosophischer Entwurf

Zum ewigen Frieden, ein philosophischer Entwurf

  • Author: Immanuel Kant
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
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Rethinking Foreign Policy

Rethinking Foreign Policy

  • Author: Fredrik Bynander,Stefano Guzzini
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 0415633435
  • Category: POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Page: 212
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This edited volume is a tribute to, and a debate with, the scholarship of Walter Carlsnaes and his contribution to the study of foreign policy in both its conceptualization and application. This book probes the theoretical boundaries of Foreign policy analysis, and questions orthodox understandings of the field. It examines the Agency-Structure debate, the question of how human decision-making affects the norms and institutions of international interactions (and vice versa), and analyses how the study of Foreign Policy can be applied to the European Union as a supranational entity devoid of traditional statehood. Contributors offer an in-depth discussion on the intricacies of studying foreign policy, and provide new perspectives on the standing of the EU as a foreign policy entity. Rethinking Foreign Policy will be of interest to students and scholars of International Relations, Foreign Policy, Global Governance, EU studies, and the work of Walter Carlsnaes.

Power in World Politics

Power in World Politics

  • Author: Felix Berenskoetter,M. J. Williams
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134103220
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 328
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This book engages the view that students of International Relations need to break with the habit of defining power in terms of military capabilities of states. Featuring contributions from both upcoming and distinguished scholars, including Steven Lukes, Joseph Nye, and Stefano Guzzini, it explores the nature and location of ‘power’ in international politics through a variety of conceptual lenses. With a particular focus on the phenomenon of ‘soft’ power and different types of actors in a globalizing world, fifteen chapters assess the meaning of ‘power’ from the perspectives of realism, constructivism, global governance, and development studies, presenting discussions ranging from conceptual to practical oriented analyses. Power in World Politics attempts to broaden theoretical horizons to enrich our understanding of the distribution of power in world politics, thereby also contributing to the discovery and analysis of new political spaces. This is essential reading for all advanced students and scholars of international relations.

Constructivism and International Relations

Constructivism and International Relations

Alexander Wendt and His Critics

  • Author: Stefano Guzzini,Anna Leander
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134319592
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 272
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This new book unites in one volume some of the most prominent critiques of Alexander Wendt's constructivist theory of international relations and includes the first comprehensive reply by Wendt. Partly reprints of benchmark articles, partly new original critiques, the critical chapters are informed by a wide array of contending theories ranging from realism to poststructuralism. The collected leading theorists critique Wendt’s seminal book Social Theory of International Politics and his subsequent revisions. They take issue with the full panoply of Wendt’s approach, such as his alleged positivism, his critique of the realist school, the conceptualism of identity, and his teleological theory of history. Wendt’s reply is not limited to rebuttal only. For the first time, he develops his recent idea of quantum social science, as well as its implications for theorising international relations. This unique volume will be a necessary companion to Wendt’s book for students and researchers seeking a better understanding of his work, and also offers one of the most up-to-date collections on constructivist theorizing.

Introduction to International Relations

Introduction to International Relations

Theories and Approaches

  • Author: Robert H. Jackson,Georg Sørensen
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780199285433
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 342
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This highly successful textbook provides a systematic introduction to the principle theories in international relations. It combines incisive and original analysis with a clear and accessible writing style, making it the ideal textbook for all students taking an introductory course in international relations or international relations theory. The book focuses on the main theoretical traditions - Realism, Liberalism, International Society, and theories of international political economy. The third edition includes two new chapters on Social Constructivism and foreign policy. Emphasis is placed on the relationship between IR theory (academic knowledge of IR) and IR practice (real world events and activities of world politics). The authors carefully explain how particular theories organize and sharpen our view of the world. The book is supported by an Online Resource Centre. Student resources: Case studies with assignments Review questions Web links to theoretical debates, maps and world situations (NEW) Flashcard glossary (NEW) Lecturer resources: Figures and tables from the text (NEW)

China's Soft Power and International Relations

China's Soft Power and International Relations

  • Author: Hongyi Lai,Yiyi Lu
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136331085
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 232
  • View: 2168
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China’s soft power has attracted considerable attention in the recent decade. In this volume scholars from the U.K., Europe, the U.S., Singapore, Australia, Hong Kong and mainland China, including a number of well established and well known analysts on China, examine main areas where China has made noticeable advances in its appeal and influence. They include China’s foreign policy discourse, international communication, cultural diplomacy, and foreign assistance. In addition, Chinese concept of soft power, foreign policy strategy, and the relationship between its international standing and that of the U.S. are also closely analysed. The volume covers some of the most recent development and assesses China’s soft power critically. This book offers an assessment of China’s efforts to cultivate its international image, as well as a critique of Nye’s theory of soft power. It draws on case studies of the Chinese diplomatic practice and utilizes world opinion polls. This volume offers a theoretical and empirical perspective on the discussion on soft power with a particular focus on China’s soft power.

Reactive Nationalism & Its Prospects for Conflict

Reactive Nationalism & Its Prospects for Conflict

The Taiwan Issue, Sino-US Relations, & the Role of Nationalism in Chinese Foreign Policy

  • Author: Michael Alan Brittingham
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: China
  • Page: 654
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Konstruktivistische Analysen der internationalen Politik

Konstruktivistische Analysen der internationalen Politik

  • Author: Cornelia Ulbert,Christoph Weller
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag
  • ISBN: 3663105210
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 348
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Wird die Außen- und internationale Politik alleine von nationalen Interessen und militärischer Macht dominiert? Die Studien dieses Bandes zeigen, dass ideelle Faktoren wie Ideen, Normen, Identitäten, Wissen und Kultur in zahlreichen Fällen viel entscheidendere Erklärungsfaktoren sind. Sie gehen zurück auf soziale Konstruktionsprozesse, die im Zeitalter der Globalisierung sowohl transnational stattfinden können, als auch zunehmend grenzüberschreitende Wirkungen entfalten. In der politikwissenschaftlichen Teildisziplin "Internationale Beziehungen" hat sich in den vergangenen Jahren eine konstruktivistische Theorierichtung etabliert, die der Untersuchung ideeller Faktoren besondere Aufmerksamkeit schenkt. Zu welchen Ergebnissen solche konstruktivistischen Analysen der internationalen Politik gelangen, wie sie methodisch und konzeptionell vorgehen und welche Perspektiven sich daraus für die theorieorientierte Forschung zur internationalen Politik ergeben, zeigen die Beiträge dieses Bandes.

Die öffentliche Meinung in der Außenpolitik

Die öffentliche Meinung in der Außenpolitik

Eine konstruktivistische Perspektive

  • Author: Christoph Weller
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag
  • ISBN: 3322833615
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 224
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Die öffentliche Meinung spielt in der Außenpolitik von demokratischen Staaten eine besondere Rolle. Der Autor untersucht den Feindbild-Zerfall gegenüber der Sowjetunion am Ende des Ost-West-Konflikts und verdeutlicht die Probleme politologischer Theorien öffentlichen Meinungswandels in der Außenpolitik. Aus der Kritik ergibt sich ein konstruktivistisches Analysemodell außenpolitischer Einstellungen - ein Beitrag zum Paradigmenwechsel in der Politikwissenschaft.

International Economic Development

International Economic Development

Leading Issues and Challenges

  • Author: Tony Fu-Lai Yu,Yuen Wai-Kee,Diana S. Kwan
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317813863
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 256
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Written by experts in their respective areas, this book is an excellent review of theories, policies and empirical evidences on important topics in global economic development. The book is both a superb teaching tool and a valuable handbook in development economics. The volume compiled 13 articles on contemporary issues influencing the world development. The book covers issues ranging from global financial crisis, the rise of China and the world economic order, multinational corporations, sweat factories and social responsibilities to Japan's nuclear meltdown and sustainable development. The book highlights the impacts of globalization on human well-being and examines the relationship between developed and developing economies in the global perspective. With cases and box illustration, this book is an essential reader for undergraduate students in economic development, international development and development economics. It is also a great reference for more advanced students, as well as a very useful guide to policymakers and practitioners interested in recent advances in global development.