Explaining and Understanding International Relations / Edition 1

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Overview


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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198275893
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 8/22/1991
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 5.44 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Two Traditions 1
2. The Growth of a Discipline 16
3. Explaining 45
4. Understanding 68
5. The International System 92
6. The Games Nations Play (1) 119
7. Roles and Reasons 143
8. The Games Nations Play (2) 171
9. Explaining and Understanding 196
Guide to Further Reading 217
Index 223
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