Theories of International Relations / Edition 4

Theories of International Relations / Edition 4

by Scott Burchill, Andrew Linklater, Richard Devetak, Jack Donnelly
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0230219225

ISBN-13: 9780230219229

Pub. Date: 03/03/2009

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

This successful and popular textbook provides a systematic and comprehensive introduction to the main theoretical approaches in the study of international relations. Written by a team of leading scholars from around the world, the core chapters each present a detailed and critical analysis of one of the key theories prevailing in the discipline, from realism and

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This successful and popular textbook provides a systematic and comprehensive introduction to the main theoretical approaches in the study of international relations. Written by a team of leading scholars from around the world, the core chapters each present a detailed and critical analysis of one of the key theories prevailing in the discipline, from realism and liberalism to feminism and post-structuralism. These are set in context by an introduction assessing the importance and role of theory in the study of world politics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230219229
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
03/03/2009
Edition description:
Fourth Edition
Pages:
364
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 3.20(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Fourth Edition viii

List of Abbreviations ix

1 Introduction Scott Burchill Andrew Linklater 1

Framework of analysis 1

Diversity of theory 2

Contested nature 5

The foundation of the discipline of International Relations 6

Theories and disciplines 9

Explanatory and constitutive theory 16

Inter-discplinary theory 18

What do theories differ about? 19

Evaluating theories 25

2 Realism Jack Donnelly 31

Defining realism 31

Hobbes and classical realism 33

Waltz and structured realism 36

Motives matter 42

System and structure 45

Morality and foreign policy 49

How to think about realism (and its critics) 54

3 Liberalism Scott Burchill 57

After the Cold War 57

The liberal view: 'inside looking out' 59

War, democracy and free trade 60

Globalization and terrorism 73

Conclusion 84

4 The English School Andrew Linklater 86

From power to order: international society 91

Order and justice in international relations 94

The revolt against the West and the expansion of international society 100

Progress in international relations 105

Conclusion 109

5 Marx and Marxism Andrew Linklater 111

Class, production and international relations in Marx's writings 113

Nationalism and imperialism 120

The changing fortunes of Marxism in international relations 124

Marxism and international relations theory today 133

Conclusion 135

6 Historical Sociology Andrew Linklater 136

Origins of historical sociology 139

Power and production in historical sociology 140

Power and interdependence in international relations 144

System and society 147

Morality, culture and the emotions 148

A higher synthesis? 152

On grandnarratives 154

Conclusion 157

7 Critical Theory Richard Devetak 159

Origins of critical theory 160

The politics of knowledge in international relations theory 163

Rethinking political community 168

Conclusion 182

8 Post-structuralism Richard Devetak 183

Power and knowledge in international relations 184

Textual strategies of post-structuralism 190

Problematizing sovereign states 194

Beyond the paradigm of sovereignty: rethinking the political 204

Conclusion 211

9 Constructivism Christian Reus-Smit 212

Rationalist theory 213

The challenge of critical theory 217

Constructivism 218

Constructivism and its discontents 225

The contribution of constructivism 229

Recent developments in constructivism 231

Conclusion 235

10 Feminism Jacqui True 237

Empirical feminism 240

Analytical feminism 246

Normative feminism 253

Conclusion 257

11 Green Politics Matthew Paterson 260

Theorizing environment within international relations 261

Beyond IR: green politics and the challenge to world order 266

Bioenvironmentalism - authority, scale, and eco-centrism 267

Social greens - limits to growth and political economy 273

Greening global politics 277

Conclusion 280

12 International Political Theory Terry Nardin 284

Theorizing international politics 284

Justice in war 289

International justice 294

Global justice 299

The history of international thought 306

Bibliography 311

Index 355

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