Neorealism and Its Critics / Edition 1

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Overview

Sparked by Kenneth Waltz's Theory of International Relations, this classic text is a summary of current thinking on neorealism, a revival of the tradition that emphasizes state power struggles in world affairs. With contributions by John Ruggie, Robert Cox, Richard Ashley, and Robert Gilpin, the book also includes an introductory essay by Keohane and a concluding chapter by Waltz.

Columbia University Press

This volume provides a summary of current thinking about neorealism by presenting key portions of Kenneth Waltz's Theory of International Politics with essays on the topic by other leading scholars.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780231063494
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • Publication date: 6/11/1986
  • Series: New Directions in World Politics Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 378
  • Sales rank: 382,997
  • Product dimensions: 5.94 (w) x 9.12 (h) x 0.92 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert O. Keohane is Professor of Government at Harvard University. He is author of After Hegemony: Cooperation and Discord in the World Political Economy and coauthor (with Joseph S. Nye) of Power and Interdependence: World Politics in Transition (1997).

Columbia University Press

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Table of Contents

1. Realism, Neorealism and the Study of World Politics,, by Robert O. Keohane2. Laws and Theories, by Kenneth N. Waltz3. Reductionist and Systemic Theories, by Kenneth N. Waltz4. Political Structures, by Kenneth N. Waltz5. Anarchic Orders and Balances of Power, by Kenneth N. Waltz6. Continuity and Transformation in the World Polity: Toward a Neorealist Synthesis, by John Gerard Ruggie7. Theory of World Politics: Structural Realism and Beyond, by Robert O. Keohane8. Social Forces, States and World Orders: Beyond International Relations Theory, by Robert W. Cox9. The Poverty of Neorealism, by Richard K. Ashley10. The Richness of the Tradition of Political Realism, by Robert G. Gilpin11. Reflections on Theory of International Politics: A Response to My Critics, by Kenneth N. Waltz

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