Realism and International Relations / Edition 1

Realism and International Relations / Edition 1

by Jack Donnelly
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521597528

ISBN-13: 9780521597524

Pub. Date: 11/28/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Realism and International Relations offers students a critical yet sympathetic review of political realism, the theory that for the past half-century has dominated international studies. Examining realist thinkers from Thucydides, through Machiavelli to Kenneth Waltz, Donnelly challenges standard realist claims and argues that realism is an insightful yet one-sided…  See more details below

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Realism and International Relations offers students a critical yet sympathetic review of political realism, the theory that for the past half-century has dominated international studies. Examining realist thinkers from Thucydides, through Machiavelli to Kenneth Waltz, Donnelly challenges standard realist claims and argues that realism is an insightful yet one-sided theory. Containing chapter-by-chapter guides to further reading and discussion questions for students, this book offers an accessible and lively survey of the dominant theory in International Relations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521597524
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/28/2006
Series:
Themes in International Relations Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
777,611
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. The realist tradition; 2. Human nature and state motivation; 3. Anarchy, hierarchy and order; 4. System, structure and balance of power; 5. Institutions and international society; 6. Morality and foreign policy; Conclusion: the nature and contribution of realism; Selected recommended readings; References; Index.

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