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Strategies for Research in Constructivist International Relations

Strategies for Research in Constructivist International Relations

  • Author: Audie Klotz,Cecelia M. Lynch
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317459253
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 144
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Constructivism's basic premise - that individuals and groups are shaped by their world but can also change it - may seem intuitively true. Yet this process-oriented approach can be more difficult to apply than structural or rational choice frameworks. Based on their own experiences and exemplars from the IR literature, well-known authors Audie Klotz and Cecelia Lynch lay out concepts and tools for anyone seeking to apply the constructivist approach in research. Written in jargon-free prose and relevant across the social sciences, this book is essential for anyone trying to sort out appropriate methods for empirical research.

Norway’s Peace Policy

Norway’s Peace Policy

Soft Power in a Turbulent World

  • Author: J. Taulbee,A. Kelleher,P. Grosvenor
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137429194
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 247
  • View: 437
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The post-Cold War world allows space for less powerful states to develop influential roles in responding to specific international problems. Norway has focused on the persistent issue of violent ethno-political conflict. This book explains why Norway chose its peace policy and demonstrates what is has been able to achieve.

Power, Realism and Constructivism

Power, Realism and Constructivism

  • Author: Stefano Guzzini
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135096619
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 344
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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.

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.

Italian Military Operations Abroad

Italian Military Operations Abroad

Just Don't Call it War

  • Author: P. Ignazi,G. Giacomello,F. Coticchia
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 023036828X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 265
  • View: 1959
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Peace support operations are one of the most important tools in the foreign policy of Western democracies. This book is a study of Italian military operations in the last twenty years. Italy's operations are examined through an analysis of parliamentary debates and interviews with leading policy-makers.

Politics: The Key Concepts

Politics: The Key Concepts

  • Author: Lisa Harrison,Adrian Little,Ed Lock
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317572416
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 204
  • View: 650
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Politics: The Key Concepts is an up-to-date and broad-ranging introduction to the terms that lie at the heart of political discourse. Entries are drawn from areas such as political theory, international politics, political science and methodology. As well as explaining core, established principles, this informative guide explores some of the more complex, topical and contested concepts from the world of politics. Concepts covered include: Capitalism Class Identity Institutionalism Referendum Marxism Pluralism Postmodernism Socialism Social Constructivism In an accessible A-Z format with helpful cross-referencing and suggestions for further reading, Politics: The Key Concepts is an invaluable reference for all students of politics, international relations and related courses.

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.

Qualitative Methods in International Relations

Qualitative Methods in International Relations

A Pluralist Guide

  • Author: Audie Klotz,Deepa Prakash
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9780230542396
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 272
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The main terrain of methodological disputes in the social sciences is empirical research, including the delineation of legitimate research questions, allocation of funding for projects, and employment in the profession. Yet we still lack practical answers to one of the most basic questions: How should researchers interpret meanings? The contributors take seriously the goals of both post-modernist and positivist researchers, as they offer detailed guidance on how to apply specific tools of analysis and how to circumvent their inherent limitations. Readers will understand what is at stake in selecting from discourse, speech acts, and semiotics – or even content analysis. Researchers will be able to decide when to combine tools drawn from different analytical traditions – perhaps discourse analysis to inform the construction of a dictionary for context-sensitive computerized coding. The results will be deeper interdisciplinary understanding and better research.

On Rules, Politics and Knowledge

On Rules, Politics and Knowledge

Friedrich Kratochwil, International Relations, and Domestic Affairs

  • Author: Oliver Kessler,Rodney Bruce Hall,Cecelia Lynch,Nicholas Onuf
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • ISBN: 0230317057
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 288
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Friedrich Kratochwil was a leading voice in constructivist International Relations. In this volume, an impressive array of established scholars reflect on the concerns that have animated his work for over four decades, including the ways in which normative phenomena, political choices and knowledge claims are linked in practice. Always sceptical of grand projects and easy generalizations, he has made a career of documenting complexity and ambiguity while making unexpected connections and following suggestive lines of inquiry. This book reflects the same disposition. For Kratochwil, there is nothing neat, deeply ordered or easily predicted about the world that we have constructed for ourselves, and so it is for the book's contributors. Organized in three parts – Thinking with Kratochwil, Arguing with Kratochwil and Building on Kratochwil – to reflect the dynamic nature and current status of scholarly debates in international politics, On Rules, Politics and Knowledge will figure in these debates for years to come.

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.

American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: American literature
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Religion and International Relations Theory

Religion and International Relations Theory

  • Author: Jack Snyder
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231526911
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 232
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Religious concerns stand at the center of international politics, yet key paradigms in international relations, namely realism, liberalism, and constructivism, barely consider religion in their analysis of political subjects. The essays in this collection rectify this. Authored by leading scholars, they introduce models that integrate religion into the study of international politics and connect religion to a rising form of populist politics in the developing world. Contributors identify religion as pervasive and distinctive, forcing a reframing of international relations theory that reinterprets traditional paradigms. One essay draws on both realism and constructivism in the examination of religious discourse and transnational networks. Another positions secularism not as the opposite of religion but as a comparable type of worldview drawing on and competing with religious ideas. With the secular state's perceived failure to address popular needs, religion has become a banner for movements that demand a more responsive government. The contributors to this volume recognize this trend and propose structural and theoretical innovations for future advances in the discipline.

New Institutionalism

New Institutionalism

Theory and Analysis

  • Author: André Lecours
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN: 0802048811
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 363
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Featuring discussions of comparative politics, public policy, and international relations, this collection from editor André Lecours is a comprehensive examination of the subject, making it a crucial addition to any political scientist?s library.

After Secularism

After Secularism

Rethinking Religion in Global Politics

  • Author: E. Wilson
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 0230355315
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 222
  • View: 4948
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Having destabilized dominant assumptions about the nature of religion, there is now a need to develop new ways of thinking about this ever-present phenomenon in global politics. This book outlines a new approach to understanding religion and its relationship with politics in the West and globally for International Relations.

Environmental Challenges in the Mediterranean 2000–2050

Environmental Challenges in the Mediterranean 2000–2050

Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Environmental Challenges in the Mediterranean 2000–2050 Madrid, Spain 2–5 October 2002

  • Author: Antonio Marquina
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9400709730
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 390
  • View: 2349
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This book addresses six key factors that will affect environmental policies in the Mediterranean region during the next fifty years: population growth, climate change, soil erosion and desertification, water scarcity, food production, and urbanization and pollution. The authors assess these as potential sources of violent conflict. The interdisciplinary approach makes this a relevant and useful reference for a broad range of professionals, specialists and researchers.

Migration and National Identity in South Africa, 1860–2010

Migration and National Identity in South Africa, 1860–2010

  • Author: Audie Klotz
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107470536
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 304
  • View: 6382
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An extraordinary outbreak of xenophobic violence in May 2008 shocked South Africa, but hostility toward newcomers has a long history. Democratization has channeled such discontent into a non-racial nationalism that specifically targets foreign Africans as a threat to prosperity. Finding suitable governmental and societal responses requires a better understanding of the complex legacies of segregation that underpin current immigration policies and practices. Unfortunately, conventional wisdoms of path dependency promote excessive fatalism and ignore how much South Africa is a typical settler state. A century ago, its policy makers shared innovative ideas with Australia and Canada, and these peers, which now openly wrestle with their own racist past, merit renewed attention. As unpalatable as the comparison might be to contemporary advocates of multiculturalism, rethinking restrictions in South Africa can also offer lessons for reconciling competing claims of indigeneity through multiple levels of representation and rights.

Forged in Crisis

Forged in Crisis

India and the United States Since 1947

  • Author: Rudra Chaudhuri
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0190237988
  • Category: History
  • Page: 320
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Rudra Chaudhuri's book examines a series of crises that led to far-reaching changes in India's approach to the United States, defining the contours of what is arguably the imperative relationship between America and the global South. Forged in Crisis provides a fresh interpretation of India's advance in foreign affairs under the stewardship of Prime Ministers Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, and finally, Manmohan Singh. It reveals the complex and distinctive manner in which India sought to pursue at once material interests and ideas, while meticulously challenging the shakier and largely untested reading of 'non-alignment' palpable in most works on Indian foreign policy and international relations. From the Korean War in 1950 to the considered debate within India on sending troops to Iraq in 2003, and from the loss of territory to China and the subsequent talks on Kashmir with Pakistan in 1962-63 to the signing of a civil nuclear agreement with Washington in 2008, Chaudhuri maps Indian negotiating styles and behaviour and how these shaped and informed decisions vital to its strategic interest, in turn redefining its relationship with the United States.

Interpretation and Method

Interpretation and Method

Empirical Research Methods and the Interpretive Turn

  • Author: Dvora Yanow,Peregrine Schwartz-Shea
  • Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
  • ISBN: 9780765614629
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 440
  • View: 341
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Demonstrates the relevance, rigor, and creativity of interpretive research methodologies for political science and its various sub-fields. Designed for use in a course on interpretive research methods, this book situates methods questions within the context of methodological questions - the character of social realities and their "know-ability."

Activists beyond Borders

Activists beyond Borders

Advocacy Networks in International Politics

  • Author: Margaret E. Keck,Kathryn Sikkink
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press
  • ISBN: 0801471281
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 240
  • View: 2014
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In Activists beyond Borders, Margaret E. Keck and Kathryn Sikkink examine a type of pressure group that has been largely ignored by political analysts: networks of activists that coalesce and operate across national frontiers. Their targets may be international organizations or the policies of particular states. Historical examples of such transborder alliances include anti-slavery and woman suffrage campaigns. In the past two decades, transnational activism has had a significant impact in human rights, especially in Latin America, and advocacy networks have strongly influenced environmental politics as well. The authors also examine the emergence of an international campaign around violence against women.

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
  • View: 1134
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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.