Theories of International Relations: Transition vs Persistence / Edition 2

Theories of International Relations: Transition vs Persistence / Edition 2

by M. Sullivan, Jack Donnelly, Jacqui True, Richard Devetak
     
 

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ISBN-10: 140396095X

ISBN-13: 9781403960955

Pub. Date: 11/14/2002

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US

In this careful and critical evaluation of the evolution of the field of international relations over time, Sullivan reflects on how the interaction of real world events, academic trends, methodological debates has resulted in shifts in focus while certain topics or questions remain persistent. Combining synopses of both intellectual developments and empirical

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In this careful and critical evaluation of the evolution of the field of international relations over time, Sullivan reflects on how the interaction of real world events, academic trends, methodological debates has resulted in shifts in focus while certain topics or questions remain persistent. Combining synopses of both intellectual developments and empirical research, he suggests that viable theories must transcend current intellectual fashion, bringing together theory and practice while demonstrating the difficulty of assessing competing theories.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403960955
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
11/14/2002
Edition description:
2001
Pages:
317
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

The Territoriality of Theory
• Cognitive Waves: Images and Ideas
• Decisions: Rational or Not?
• The Nation-State: Cause, Curse, or Cure?
• Systems: Chaos and Anarchy, or Organized Complexity?
• Realism's Circuitous Route: Realpolitik to Structures and Back
• Integration, Liberalisms, and Balance: Tales of Two Theories
• The Invisible Hand that Wasn't
• The Games in International Relations
• Stalking Chameleons
• References

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