Fifty Key Thinkers in International Relations [NOOK Book]

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This unique reference offers a quick and convenient overview of the key thinkers in international relations in the twentieth century.

The inclusive coverage ranges from politicians such as Lenin and Kissinger, to the most influential figures in feminism,

nationalist studies and even historical sociology. Each entry describes the main elements of each thinker's contribution to the study of international ...

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Overview

This unique reference offers a quick and convenient overview of the key thinkers in international relations in the twentieth century.

The inclusive coverage ranges from politicians such as Lenin and Kissinger, to the most influential figures in feminism,

nationalist studies and even historical sociology. Each entry describes the main elements of each thinker's contribution to the study of international relations, provides relevant information on his or her life and career, and lists valuable suggestions for further reading and critical

analysis. Political science and journalism students, media professionals and anyone with an interest in modern international relations will want this useful work.

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'Especially helpful for students attempting to gain a sense of the scope and diversity of thinking in contemporary International Relations, this text is a compendium of some of the field’s most influential theorists along with clear, accessible, and thoughtfully contextualized summaries of their most important insights. Despite their brevity and concision, individual chapters include not just synopses and assessments of these thinkers’ contributions, but also bibliographic references to their most important works, and to those of their interpreters and critics. This book is a fine launching point for thoughtful engagement with the broad field of IR.' - Mark Rupert, Syracuse University, USA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203886878
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Publication date: 11/28/2008
  • Series: Routledge Key Guides
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 416
  • File size: 1,008 KB

Meet the Author

Martin Griffiths is Associate Professor in the School of Political and International Studies at Flinders University, Australia. He is the author of International Relations Theory for the 21st Century (2007), Realism, Idealism, and International Politics (1995), and co-author (with Terry O'Callaghan and Steven C. Roach) of International Relations: The Key Concepts. Second Edition (2007), all available from Routledge.

Steven C. Roach is Assistant Professor of International Affairs in the Department of Government and International Affairs at the University of South Florida. Among his books are Critical Theory of International Politics (Routledge, forthcoming), Governance, Order, and the International Criminal Court (2009), Critical Theory and International Relations: A Reader (Routledge, 2007), and Politicizing the International Criminal Court (2006).

M. Scott Solomon is Assistant Professor of International Affairs in the Department of Government and International Affairs at the University of South Florida. He is the co-author (with Mark Rupert) of Globalization and International Political Economy: The Politics of Alternative Futures (2006).

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
Realism 1
Raymond Aron 3
Edward Hallett Carr 7
Robert Gilpin 11
John Herz 16
George Kennan 21
Henry Kissinger 25
Stephen Krasner 31
Hans Morgenthau 36
Susan Strange 41
Kenneth Waltz 46
Liberalism 51
Norman Angell 53
Charles Beitz 58
Michael Doyle 63
Francis Fukuyama 68
David Held 75
John Hobson 80
Stanley Hoffmann 85
Richard Rosecrance 89
Woodrow Wilson 95
Alfred Zimmern 100
Radical/Critical Theory 107
John Burton 109
Robert Cox 113
Richard A. Falk 119
Andre Gunder Frank 124
Johan Galtung 129
Vladimir I. Lenin 134
Andrew Linklater 138
Theory of International Society 145
Hedley Bull 147
Terry Nardin 151
John Vincent 156
Michael Walzer 162
Martin Wight 168
International Organisation 175
Karl W. Deutsch 177
Ernst Haas 181
Robert Keohane 185
David Mitrany 191
John Ruggie 194
Alexander Wendt 199
Postmodernism 205
Richard Ashley 207
Robert B. J. Walker 211
Gender and International Relations 217
Jean Bethke Elshtain 219
Cynthia Enloe 223
J. Ann Tickner 227
Historical Sociology/Theories of the State 233
Anthony Giddens 235
Michael Mann 240
Charles Tilly 246
Immanuel Wallerstein 252
Theories of the Nation 259
Benedict Anderson 261
Ernest Gellner 266
Anthony D. Smith 270
Guide to Further Reading 277
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2001

    A Timely Reference Work

    Griffiths' volume provides a welcome introduction to the field of international relations precisely because its focus is on the individual and collective contributions of the men and women who are responsible for its development throughout the 20th century. In order to understand the ways in which various 'analytical perspectives' relate, it is particularly helpful to have cross-references at the end of each thinker's profile, i.e., Aron- Hoffmann, Morgenthau, Waltz. The organization of the volume is particularly strong because Griffiths wisely avoids trying to categorize thinkers strictly in established schools of thought. Instead the reader is free to explore the ways in which each thinker has been influenced by his predecessors or contemporaries across the realist-liberalist spectrum or to ponder the differences that may well distinguish institutionalism from the liberal perspective in an era dominated by intra-state conflict. The Theory of International Society and International Organisation sections are particularly instructive to me in thinking and teaching about 'cosmopolitan values' and the challenges to regional integration. As an educator engaged in 'Internet pedagogy' on several continents, this volume is useful to assign as complementary reading to familiarize students from very different national educational backgrounds about the English-language literature that establishes the fundamentals of thought in the field.

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