Explaining and Understanding International Relations / Edition 1

Explaining and Understanding International Relations / Edition 1

by Martin Hollis, Steve Smith
     
 

A collaboration between a philosopher and an international relations scholar, this work examines the philosophical issues that underlie the theory of international relations. Part I focuses on the dominant theories of Idealism, Realism, and Behavioralism, and Part II examines the international system, the state, bureaucracies, and the individual—four factors

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A collaboration between a philosopher and an international relations scholar, this work examines the philosophical issues that underlie the theory of international relations. Part I focuses on the dominant theories of Idealism, Realism, and Behavioralism, and Part II examines the international system, the state, bureaucracies, and the individual—four factors commonly assumed to account for international behavior. The authors conclude with a summary of the links between the two forms of analysis and an open-ended assessment of their relative merits which will stimulate further discussion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198275893
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
08/22/1991
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
1,015,641
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 5.44(h) x 0.66(d)

Table of Contents

1.Introduction: Two Traditions1
2.The Growth of a Discipline16
3.Explaining45
4.Understanding68
5.The International System92
6.The Games Nations Play (1)119
7.Roles and Reasons143
8.The Games Nations Play (2)171
9.Explaining and Understanding196
Guide to Further Reading217
Index223

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