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Theories of International Relations, Third Edition
     

Theories of International Relations, Third Edition

by Scott Burchill, Andrew Linklater, Jack Donnelly, Matthew Paterson, Christian Reus-Smit
 

The fully updated and revised third edition of this widely used text provides a comprehensive survey of leading perspectives in the field including an entirely new chapter on Realism by Jack Donnelly. The introduction explains the nature of theory and the reasons for studying international relations in a theoretically informed way. The nine chapters which

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The fully updated and revised third edition of this widely used text provides a comprehensive survey of leading perspectives in the field including an entirely new chapter on Realism by Jack Donnelly. The introduction explains the nature of theory and the reasons for studying international relations in a theoretically informed way. The nine chapters which follow—written by leading scholars in the US, the UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand—provide thorough examinations of each of the major approaches currently prevailing in the discipline.

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An introduction to a range of theoretical traditions reflecting contemporary international relations conventions based on the idea that each can be categorized as either explanatory (making sense of global politics) or constitutive (concerned with the process of theorizing). The five contributing international relations scholars evaluate the dominant perspectives of liberal internationalism, realism, neo-realism, rationalism Marxism, critical and postmodern theory, and assess the impact of feminism and politics on the field. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403948656
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
09/03/2005
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
321
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.14(h) x 0.95(d)

Meet the Author

Scott Burchill is Senior Lecturer in International Relations, Deakin University, Australia. Andrew Linklater is Woodrow Wilson Professor of International Politics, University of Wales, Aberystwyth. Richard Devetak is Lecturer in Politics, Monash University, Australia. Jack Donnelly is Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Political Science, University of Denver. Matthew Paterson is Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Ottawa. Christian Reus-Smit is Professor of International Relations, Australian National University, Australia. Jacqui True is Lecturer in International Politics, University of Auckland, New Zealand.

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