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International Relations Theory for the Twenty-First Century: An Introduction
     

International Relations Theory for the Twenty-First Century: An Introduction

by Martin Griffiths
 

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ISBN-10: 0415380766

ISBN-13: 9780415380768

Pub. Date: 12/07/2007

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

International relations theory has been the site of intense debate in recent years. A decade ago it was still possible to divide the field between three main perspectives – Realism, Liberalism, and Marxism. Not only have these approaches evolved in new directions, they have been joined by a number of new ‘isms’ vying for attention, including

Overview

International relations theory has been the site of intense debate in recent years. A decade ago it was still possible to divide the field between three main perspectives – Realism, Liberalism, and Marxism. Not only have these approaches evolved in new directions, they have been joined by a number of new ‘isms’ vying for attention, including feminism and constructivism.

International Relations Theory for the Twenty-First Century is the first comprehensive textbook to provide an overview of all the most important theories within international relations. Written by an international team of experts in the field, the book covers both traditional approaches, such as realism and liberal internationalism, as well as new developments such as constructivism, poststructuralism and postcolonialism.

The book’s comprehensive coverage of IR theory makes it the ideal textbook for teachers and students who want an up-to-date survey of the rich variety of theoretical work and for readers with no prior exposure to the subject.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415380768
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/07/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
6.75(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors     vii
Preface     viii
Acknowledgments     x
Worldviews and IR theory: Conquest or coexistence?   Martin Griffiths     1
Realism   Colin Elman     11
Liberal internationalism   John MacMillan     21
Marxism   Mark Rupert     35
Critical theory   Andrew Linklater     47
Constructivism   Andrew Bradley Phillips     60
The English School   Alex J. Bellamy     75
Poststructuralism   Jenny Edkins     88
Feminism   Cynthia Enloe     99
Postcolonialism   Rita Abrahamsen     111
Theories of state formation   Heather Rae     123
International political economy   Tom Conley     135
Worldviews and international political theory   Anthony J. Langlois     146
Bibliography     157
Index     177

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