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Tragedy and International Relations

Tragedy and International Relations

  • Author: Toni Erskine,Richard Ned Lebow
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • ISBN: 0230237525
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 222
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Nowhere are clashes between competing ethical perspectives more prevalent than in the realm of International Relations. Thus, understanding tragedy is directly relevant to understanding IR. This volume explores the various ways that tragedy can be used as a lens through which international relations might be brought into clearer focus.

Greek Tragedy and Contemporary Democracy

Greek Tragedy and Contemporary Democracy

  • Author: Mark Chou
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • ISBN: 1441178309
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 208
  • View: 2011
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This engaging work tells the story of democracy through the perspective of tragic drama. It shows how the ancient tales of greatness and its loss point to the potential dangers of democracy then and now. Greek Tragedy dramatized a variety of stories, characters, and voices drawn from reality, especially from those marginalized by Athens's democracy. It brought up dissident figures through its multivocal form, disrupting the perception of an ordered reality. Today, this helps us grasp the reality of Athenian democracy, that is, a system steeped in patriarchy, slavery, warmongering, and xenophobia. The book reads through two renditions of Aeschylus' Suppliants as democratic texts for the twenty-first century, to show how such multivocal dramas actually address not only the pitfalls of our contemporary democracy, but also a range of environmental, security, socio-economic, and political dilemmas that afflict democratic politics today. Written in a very accessible manner, Greek Tragedy and Contemporary Democracy is a lively book that will appeal to any political science and international relations student interested in issues of democracy, governance, democratic peace, and democratic theory.

Richard Ned Lebow: Essential Texts on Classics, History, Ethics, and International Relations

Richard Ned Lebow: Essential Texts on Classics, History, Ethics, and International Relations

  • Author: Richard Ned Lebow
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 331940024X
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 145
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This last one out of four volumes by Richard Ned Lebow in this book series focuses on various fields of social sciences and their connection to international politics. The author writes about topics in psychology, tragedy, and ethics. All of these fields are being put into relation with political aspects, especially international relations.

Constructing Cause in International Relations

Constructing Cause in International Relations

  • Author: Richard Ned Lebow
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1139868055
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: N.A
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Cause is a problematic concept in social science, as in all fields of knowledge. We organise information in terms of cause and effect to impose order on the world, but this can impede a more sophisticated understanding. In his latest book, Richard Ned Lebow reviews understandings of cause in physics and philosophy and concludes that no formulation is logically defensible and universal in its coverage. This is because cause is not a feature of the world but a cognitive shorthand we use to make sense of it. In practice, causal inference is always rhetorical and must accordingly be judged on grounds of practicality. Lebow offers a new approach - 'inefficient causation' - that is constructivist in its emphasis on the reasons people have for acting as they do, but turns to other approaches to understand the aggregation of their behaviour. This novel approach builds on general understandings and idiosyncratic features of context.

Coercion, Cooperation, and Ethics in International Relations

Coercion, Cooperation, and Ethics in International Relations

  • Author: Richard Ned Lebow
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135917027
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 460
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This volume brings together the recent essays of Richard Ned Lebow, one of the leading scholars of international relations and US foreign policy. Lebow's work has centred on the instrumental value of ethics in foreign policy decision making and the disastrous consequences which follow when ethical standards are flouted. Unlike most realists who have considered ethical considerations irrelevant in states' calculations of their national interest, Lebow has argued that self interest, and hence, national interest can only be formulated intelligently within a language of justice and morality. The essays here build on this pervasive theme in Lebow's work by presenting his substantive and compelling critique of strategies of deterrence and compellence, illustrating empirically and normatively how these strategies often produce results counter to those that are intended. The last section of the book, on counterfactuals, brings together another set of related articles which continue to probe the relationship between ethics and policy. They do so by exploring the contingency of events to suggest the subjective, and often self-fulfilling, nature of the frameworks we use to evaluate policy choices.

The Tragic Vision of Politics

The Tragic Vision of Politics

Ethics, Interests and Orders

  • Author: Richard Ned Lebow
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521534857
  • Category: History
  • Page: 405
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Exploration of how ethical behaviour in international affairs advances national security.

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: 6672
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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.

The Vulnerable Subject

The Vulnerable Subject

Beyond Rationalism in International Relations

  • Author: A. Beattie,K. Schick
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137292148
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 212
  • View: 9128
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This book develops a concept of vulnerability in International Relations that allows for a profound rethinking of a core concept of international politics: means-ends rationality. It explores traditions that proffer a more complex and relational account of vulnerability.

Gillian Rose

Gillian Rose

  • Author: Kate Schick
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
  • ISBN: 0748655603
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 208
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Kate Schick locates the philosophy of Gillian Rose within wider discussions of contemporary political issues, such as trauma and memory, exclusion and difference, tragedy and messianic utopia. Schick argues that Rose brings a powerful and timely voice to

Grasping Africa

Grasping Africa

A Tale of Achievement and Tragedy

  • Author: Stephen Chan
  • Publisher: I.B.Tauris
  • ISBN: 9781845112851
  • Category: History
  • Page: 185
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Africa is huge, internationally vital, potentially rich and powerful yet mired in failure - political, economic, social and even cultural. Yet the story of contemporary Africa is not just one of global tragedy but also of enormous hope for the future. This stimulating and unconventional book on today's Africa and its relationship with the West explores the many complex reasons behind Africa's failure to fulfil its potential -- for example, colonialism, exploitation, and the interference of great powers in the international relations of the continent -- and offers some very reasonable and well-founded suggestions for ways forward. Critical and objective yet involved and sympathetic, Grasping Africa demonstrates Stephen Chan's deep understanding of the history and politics of Africa based on his long and often dangerously-obtained experience of the continent.

Ethics, Liberalism and Realism in International Relations

Ethics, Liberalism and Realism in International Relations

  • Author: Mark D. Gismondi
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135981000
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 288
  • View: 2978
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This book explores the complex issue of international ethics in the two dominant schools of thought in international relations; Liberalism and Realism. Both theories suffer from an inability to integrate the ethical and pragmatic dimensions of foreign policy. Liberal policy makers often suffer from moral blindness and a tendency toward coercion in the international arena, whilst realists tend to be epistemic sceptics, incorporating Nietzsche’s thought, directly or indirectly, into their theories. Mark Gismondi seeks to resolve the issues in these two approaches by adopting a covenant based approach, as described by Daniel Elazar’s work on the covenant tradition in politics, to international relations theory. The covenant approach has three essential principles: policy makers must have a sense of realism about the existence of evil and its political consequences power must be shared and limited liberty requires a basis in shared values. Ethics, Realism and Liberalism in International Relations will be of interest to students and researchers of politics, philosophy, ethics and international relations.

Realism

Realism

Restatements and Renewal

  • Author: Benjamin Frankel
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135068216
  • Category: History
  • Page: 472
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Realism has been the subject of critical scrutiny for some time and this examination aims to identify and define its strengths and shortcomings, making a contribution to the study of international relations.

Theory and History in International Relations

Theory and History in International Relations

  • Author: Donald J. Puchala
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136074589
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 288
  • View: 4514
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Theory and History in International Relations is an eloquent plea to scholars of global politics to turn away from the "manufacture" of data and return to a systematic study of history as a basic for theory. While the modest use of empiricism will always be important, Puchala rejects the logical positivism of the so-called "scientific revolution" in the field in favor of a more complex, even intuitive, vision of global politics. He addresses the potential uses of history in studying some of the major debates of our time-the Cold War as a struggle between empires, the collision of civilizations, cultural encounters and colonies in the ancient world, and liberal approaches to the understanding of history and ethical contributions to the dialogue over theory.

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
  • View: 928
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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.

Tragödie und Philosophie

Tragödie und Philosophie

  • Author: Walter Kaufmann
  • Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
  • ISBN: 9783169426829
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 429
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Theories of international relations

Theories of international relations

  • Author: Stephen Chan,Cerwyn Moore
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781412920094
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: N.A
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The Tragedy of Great Power Politics (Updated Edition)

The Tragedy of Great Power Politics (Updated Edition)

  • Author: John J. Mearsheimer
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 9780393076240
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 576
  • View: 3861
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"A superb book.…Mearsheimer has made a significant contribution to our understanding of the behavior of great powers."—Barry R. Posen, The National Interest The updated edition of this classic treatise on the behavior of great powers takes a penetrating look at the question likely to dominate international relations in the twenty-first century: Can China rise peacefully? In clear, eloquent prose, John Mearsheimer explains why the answer is no: a rising China will seek to dominate Asia, while the United States, determined to remain the world's sole regional hegemon, will go to great lengths to prevent that from happening. The tragedy of great power politics is inescapable.

Political Thought and International Relations: Variations on a Realist Theme

Political Thought and International Relations: Variations on a Realist Theme

  • Author: Duncan Bell
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 9780191614033
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 256
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Political realism dominated the field of International Relations during the Cold War. Since then, however, its fortunes have been mixed: pushed onto the backfoot during 1990s, it has in recent years retuned to the centre of scholarly debate. Despite its prominence in International Relations, however, realism plays only a marginal role in contemporary international political theory. It is often associated with a form of crude realpolitik that ignores the ethical dimensions of political life. The contributors to this book explore alternative understandings of realism, seeing it as a diverse and complex mode of political and ethical theorising rather than simply a "value-neutral" social scientific theory or the unreflective defence of the national interest. A number of the chapters offer critical interpretations of key figures in the canon of twentieth century realism, including Hans Morgenthau, E. H. Carr, and Reinhold Niebuhr. Others seek to widen the lens through which realism is usually viewed, exploring the writings of Martin Heidegger, Hannah Arendt, and Leo Strauss. Finally, a number of the contributors engage with general issues in international political theory, including the meaning and value of pessimism, the relationship between power and ethics, the purpose of normative political theory, and what might constitute political "reality." Straddling International Relations and political theory, this book makes a significant contribution to both fields.

International Relations under Risk

International Relations under Risk

Framing State Choice

  • Author: Jeffrey D. Berejikian
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 9780791460078
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 151
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Argues that international relations ought to be anchored in realistic models of human decision making.