Sovereignty, Rights and Justice: International Political Theory Today / Edition 1

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Sovereignty, Rights and Justice surveys the relationship between international relations theory and political theory, showing the way in which these two discourses, once considered separate, are now intertwined. In the first part of the book an historical overview of the international political theory on the 'Westphalia System' is presented, with brief accounts of the law of nations, and the notion of an 'international society' as well as an examination of the international thought of the Enlightenment and of nineteenth- century industrial society.
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"Chris Brown has written the first comprehensive text oninternational political theory as an established field of inquiry.Grounding his discussion on the history of international thoughtwhile avoiding entanglement in abstruse metatheoretical debates, hetreats all the important topics: sovereignty, war, human rights,humanitarian intervention, global justice, cultural diversity andglobalization. Consistently clear, illuminating, provocative andentertaining, this book is the best starting place for those whowant to understand the state of international political theorizingtoday." Terry Nardin, University ofWisconsin–Milwaukee

"Chris Brown argues that the importance of internationalpolitical theory lies in its concern with the real issues thataffect the lives of ordinary people. Central to this agenda arequestions of sovereignty, rights and justice. The book addressesthese issues in a comprehensive and combative style: this isvintage Brown." Professor Ken Booth, University ofWales

"It gives a very interesting and comprehensive introduction tothe state of international political theory today ... In addition,Brown has a pleasant and accessible style of writing ... A verygood introduction." Acta Politica

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780745623030
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/28/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Meet the Author

Chris Brown is Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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Table of Contents


Prologue: September 11th, 2001.

Introduction: Sovereignty, Rights and Justice.

The Westphalia System: The Law of Nations and the Society ofStates.

The Enlightenment and Post-Enlightenment Thought.

Realism, Liberal Internationalism and 20th Century InternationalPolitical Theory.

Self-Determination and Non-Intervention.

Force, Violence and International Political Theory.

The Contemporary International Human Rights Regime.

Humanitarianism and Humanitarian Intervention.

Global Inequality and International Social Justice.

Cultural Diversity and International Political Theory.

Post-Westphalian International Political Theory.

A World Gone Wrong?.



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