Theories of International Relationsby Scott Burchill, Andrew Linklater, Richard Devetak, Jack Donnelly
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.
'Books that get to a fifth edition are clearly doing something right. It is no mystery why this excellent text continues to be used around the world. Comprehensive coverage, impressive depth of analysis and beautifully written chapters all combine to make it highly recommended for both undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Courses that do not use it are missing out, so are their students!' – Colin Wight, University of Sydney, Australia
Reviews of previous editions:
'An outstanding textbook.'
- Andreas Bieler, University of Birmingham
'One of the most useful books on International Relations theory to have appeared in recent years...a most valuable addition to the burgeoning literature in the field.'
- Chris Brown, Political Studies
'A very fine book, bringing together a group of contributors who describe the major currents of International Relations theory. Beginning with 'liberal internationalism' and finishing up with 'green politics', the book is highly readable and illuminating for a subject not everyone finds accessible.'
- RUSI Journal
'...and excellent overview of the main theories of international politics and the key debates...provides a careful consideration of the central paradigms...will enrich the intellectual...' Forum: Centre for Citizenship, Development and Human Rights
- Palgrave Macmillan
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- Edition description:
- Fifth Edition, Revised
- Product dimensions:
- 6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)
Meet the Author
Scott Burchill is Senior Lecturer in International Relations at Deakin University, Australia.
Andrew Linklater is Woodrow Wilson Professor of International Politics at Aberystwyth University, UK.
Richard Devetak is Associate Professor in International Relations at the University of Queensland, Australia.
Jack Donnelly is Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Political Science at University of Denver, USA.
Terry Nardin is Professor of Political Science at the National University of Singapore.
Matthew Paterson is Professor of Political Science at the University of Ottawa, Canada.
Christian Reus-Smit is Professor of International Relations in the School of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Queensland, Australia.
Jacqui True is Professor of Politics & International Relations at Monash University, Australia.
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