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Rethinking Realism in International Relations

Rethinking Realism in International Relations

Between Tradition and Innovation

  • Author: Annette Freyberg-Inan,Ewan Harrison,Patrick James
  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
  • ISBN: 9780801892851
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 320
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The volume editors conclude with an assessment of the current state of realism and suggest ways for the debate to progress.

Theorien der Internationalen Beziehungen kompakt

Theorien der Internationalen Beziehungen kompakt

Die wichtigsten Theorien auf einen Blick

  • Author: Günther Auth
  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • ISBN: 3486717758
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 236
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This book is an introduction to current theoretical perspectives in the field of international relations. It carefully develops the systematic connections between older and more recent currents and different paradigmatic perspectives. The aim is to enable students to begin working independently and to bolster their understanding of the fundamental principles and arguments underlying each of the theories.

The Triumph of Democracy and the Eclipse of the West

The Triumph of Democracy and the Eclipse of the West

  • Author: Ewan Harrison,S. Mitchell,Sara McLaughlin Mitchell
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137346868
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 265
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This book explores the paradox of the worldwide spread of democracy and capitalism in an era of Western decline. The rest is overtaking the West as Samuel Huntington predicted, but because it is adopting Western institutions. The emerging global order offers unprecedented opportunities for the expansion of peace, prosperity, and freedom. Yet this is not the 'end of history', but the beginning of a post-Western future for the democratic project. The major conflicts of the future will occur between the established democracies of the West and emerging democracies in the developing world as they seek the benefits and recognition associated with membership of the democratic community. This 'clash of democratizations' will define world politics.

Iranian Foreign Policy during Ahmadinejad

Iranian Foreign Policy during Ahmadinejad

Ideology and Actions

  • Author: Maaike Warnaar
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137337915
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 292
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Written for scholars and practitioners puzzled by Iran's foreign policy choices, this book argues that Iran's foreign policy behavior is best understood in the context of the regime's foreign policy ideology, which is rooted in a conception of Iran as a nation changed by the 1979 Revolution and an example to other nations in a changing world.

Rethinking International Relations Theory

Rethinking International Relations Theory

  • Author: Martin Griffiths
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 1137294132
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 256
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International Relations (IR) theory has seen a proliferation of competing, and increasingly trenchant, worldviews with no consensus on how to evaluate their relative strengths and weakness. This innovative new text provides an original interpretation of how best to navigate the clash of perspectives in contemporary IR theory. The book provides a systematic overview of the main worldviews – such as realism, liberalism, and constructivism – and their associated theoretical underpinnings. Placing liberal internationalism at the heart of the debate, it argues that the main division in IR theory is between liberal internationalism and its critics. Griffiths examines both the strengths and weaknesses of liberal internationalism as a worldview, and also explores the competing worldviews that have been generated by the perceived flaws of this perspective. Examination of crucial policy issues is incorporated throughout the text, restoring the relevance of theory for those who wish to understand those policy issues. Moreover, this book revitalises the raison d'être of contemporary IR theory and shows the role it can play in making sense of the twenty-first century.

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.

Rethinking International Relations

Rethinking International Relations

  • Author: Fred Halliday
  • Publisher: UBC Press
  • ISBN: 9780774805087
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 290
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Rethinking International Relations is both an argument for a fresh theoretical approach to International Relations and an application of that theory to the changes in the international system brought about by the end of the Cold War. Fred Halliday's wide-ranging review identifies an impasse in International Relations theory: if debate has long revolved around the question of the state, and around a set of methodological issues, Halliday seeks to break through this double impasse by a new theorization of the role of the state, and by a critique of major contenders in the analytic field -- English realism, American behaviouralism, neo-realism, and post-modernism.

Idealism and Realism in International Relations

Idealism and Realism in International Relations

  • Author: Robert M. A. Crawford
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134733216
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 212
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The author argues for a revised conception of international relations that acknowledges the irreconcilability of realist and idealist theories, and concerns itself instead with important substantive issues.

Rethinking European Union Foreign Policy

Rethinking European Union Foreign Policy

  • Author: Ben Tonra,Thomas Christiansen
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • ISBN: 9780719060021
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 175
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Introducing new theoretical developments to the study of the European Union's international capacity, this book moves beyond the traditionally narrow focus on the Common Foreign and Security Policy, and instead considers the foreign policies of the Member States and processes such as enlargement as part of a broadly EU foreign policy. The book offers readers a theoretical map from which they can orient themselves and assess the comparative utility of various approaches to their own studies

Rethinking Security in the Age of Migration

Rethinking Security in the Age of Migration

Trust and Emancipation in Europe

  • Author: Ali Bilgic
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136765352
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 224
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Migration and especially irregular migration are politically sensitive and highly debated issues in the developed world, particularly in Europe. This book analyses irregular protection-seeking migration in Europe, with close attention to sub-Saharan migration into the EU, from the perspective of emancipatory security theory. Some individuals leave their countries because political, social, and economic structures largely fail to provide protection. This book examines how communities respond to migrants who seek protection and security, where migration is perceived as a source of insecurity by many in that community. The central aim of this critical analysis is to explore ideas and practices which can contribute to replacing the political structures of insecurity with emancipatory structures, where individuals (both irregular migrants and members of the receiving communities) enjoy security together, not opposed to each other. Drawing on the security dilemma, critical approaches to security, forced migration and trust, the book demonstrates how common life between two groups of individuals can be politically constructed, in tandem with limitations, risks, and possible handicaps of initiating such a construction in world politics. Rethinking Security in the Age of Migration will be of interest to students and scholars of migration studies, security studies, international relations, European politics and sociology.

Rethinking Theory and History in the Cold War

Rethinking Theory and History in the Cold War

The State, Military Power, and Social Revolution

  • Author: Richard Saull
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780714651897
  • Category: History
  • Page: 238
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"Rethinking Theory and History in the Cold War focuses on what we mean by 'politics' and 'international relations' and how such assumptions have come to determine our understanding of the Cold War. Using an historical-materialist method, the author criticizes conventional conceptions of international politics that tend to focus on the agency of and relations among states, and offers an alternative historical sociology of the Cold War through an analysis of the relationship between formal political authority and socio-economic production. Seen from this perspective, the state the modern conceptions of politics can be seen as products of a capitalist modernity, in which politics is based on the separation of the spheres of politics in the state and economics in civil society."--BOOK JACKET.

International Political Theory

International Political Theory

Rethinking Ethics in a Global Era

  • Author: Kimberly Hutchings
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 0857021974
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 224
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`A lucid, comprehensive analysis of normative approaches to international relations, and an original contribution to critical theory' - Andrew Linklater, University of Keele `Hutchings combines a valuable account of the current state of the art with a lucid expositon of her own, highly distinctive, position. This will be required reading for students in international political theory, and indeed anyone interested in normative issues in international relations' - Chris Brown, London School of Economics and Political Science Providing an invaluable overview of the competing schools of thought in traditional and contemporary international theory, this book seeks to path the way forward for new ways of thinking about international political morality. First, the role and place of normative theory in the study of international politics is explained before a discussion of mainstream approaches within international relations and applied ethics. Here the student is introduced to the central debates between realists and idealists, and cosmopolitans and communitarians. Second, the conceptual challenges of contemporary approaches in critical theory, postmodernism and feminism are outlined and then used as a platform to develop the author's own Hegelian-Foucauldian approach for doing normative international theory. Third, the insights drawn from each approach are applied to the study of two key topics in contemporary theoretical debate: the right to self-determination, and the idea of cosmopolitan democracy, and conclusions drawn for transcending the theoretical deadlock in international relations. Accessibly written and wide-ranging, this text will quickly become essential reading for all students and academics of politics and international relations seeking a deeper understanding of the underlying tensions and future potential of international theory today.

Rethinking Secularism

Rethinking Secularism

  • Author: Craig Calhoun,Mark Juergensmeyer,Jonathan VanAntwerpen
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199911304
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 328
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This collection of essays presents groundbreaking work from an interdisciplinary group of leading theorists and scholars representing the fields of history, philosophy, political science, sociology, and anthropology. The volume will introduce readers to some of the most compelling new conceptual and theoretical understandings of secularism and the secular, while also examining socio-political trends involving the relationship between the religious and the secular from a variety of locations across the globe. In recent decades, the public has become increasingly aware of the important role religious commitments play in the cultural, social, and political dynamics of domestic and world affairs. This so called ''resurgence'' of religion in the public sphere has elicited a wide array of responses, including vehement opposition to the very idea that religious reasons should ever have a right to expression in public political debate. The current global landscape forces scholars to reconsider not only once predominant understandings of secularization, but also the definition and implications of secular assumptions and secularist positions. The notion that there is no singular secularism, but rather a range of multiple secularisms, is one of many emerging efforts to reconceptualize the meanings of religion and the secular. Rethinking Secularism surveys these efforts and helps to reframe discussions of religion in the social sciences by drawing attention to the central issue of how ''the secular'' is constituted and understood. It provides valuable insight into how new understandings of secularism and religion shape analytic perspectives in the social sciences, politics, and international affairs.

Reunification in West German Party Politics From Westbindung to Ostpolitik

Reunification in West German Party Politics From Westbindung to Ostpolitik

  • Author: Joost Kleuters
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137283688
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 203
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Combining new thinking in International Relations theory with original historical research, Kleuters explores the struggle between Christian Democrats and Social Democrats on the subject of German reunification, from Westbindung to Ostpolitik. The result is a gripping narrative focussing on theoretical relevance in foreign policy decisions-making.

Bourdieu in International Relations

Bourdieu in International Relations

Rethinking Key Concepts in IR

  • Author: Rebecca Adler-Nissen
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136239235
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 248
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This book rethinks the key concepts of International Relations by drawing on the work of Pierre Bourdieu. The last few years have seen a genuine wave of publications promoting sociology in international relations. Scholars have suggested that Bourdieu’s vocabulary can be applied to study security, diplomacy, migration and global environmental politics. Yet we still lack a systematic and accessible analysis of what Bourdieu-inspired IR might look like. This book provides the answer. It offers an introduction to Bourdieu’s thinking to a wider IR audience, challenges key assumptions, which currently structure IR scholarship – and provides an original, theoretical restatement of some of the core concepts in the field. The book brings together a select group of leading IR scholars who draw on both theoretical and empirical insights from Bourdieu. Each chapter covers one central concept in IR: Methodology, Knowledge, Power, Strategy, Security, Culture, Gender, Norms, Sovereignty and Integration. The chapters demonstrate how these concepts can be reinterpreted and used in new ways when exposed to Bourdieusian logic. Challenging key pillars of IR scholarship, Bourdieu in International Relations will be of interest to critical theorists, and scholars of IR theory.

Weltordnung

Weltordnung

  • Author: Henry A. Kissinger
  • Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag
  • ISBN: 3641155487
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 480
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Henry Kissinger über die größte Herausforderung des 21. Jahrhunderts Hat das westlich geprägte Wertesystem im 21. Jahrhundert angesichts aufstrebender Mächte mit gänzlich anderem Menschenbild und Gesellschaftskonzept als Basis einer Frieden stiftenden Weltordnung ausgedient? Henry Kissinger, über Jahrzehnte zentrale Figur der US-Außenpolitik und Autorität für Fragen der internationalen Beziehungen, sieht unsere Epoche vor existenziellen Herausforderungen angesichts zunehmender Spannungen. In der heutigen global eng vernetzten Welt wäre eine Ordnung vonnöten, die von Menschen unterschiedlicher Kultur, Geschichte und Tradition akzeptiert wird und auf einem Regelwerk beruht, das in der Lage ist, regionale wie globale Kriege einzudämmen. Der Autor analysiert die Entstehung der unterschiedlichen Ordnungssysteme etwa in China, den islamischen Ländern oder im Westen und unternimmt den Versuch, das Trennende zwischen ihnen zusammenzuführen und den Grundstein für eine zukünftige friedliche Weltordnung zu legen.

Innovation and Transformation in International Studies

Innovation and Transformation in International Studies

  • Author: Stephen Gill,James H. Mittelman
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521599030
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 294
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The seventeen contributors are drawn from four continents and include such leading scholars as Richard Falk, James Rosenau, Yoshikazu Sakamoto and Susan Strange.

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.