Art Of The Feud available in Hardcover
Poised between the end of the Cold War and the start of a new millennium, international relations theory finds itself at a major intellectual crossroads. Globalizing phenomena, emerging non-state actors, revolutionizing technologies, and a self-redefining fluidity in power relations are just a few of the challenges that international relations theorists must find ways to take into account. It is increasingly apparent that traditional paradigms alone are not up to the task. The time is right for a new set of explorations; based, ironically, on one of the field's greatest traditionsits willingness to apply an interdisciplinary approach to asking new questions and finding newer answers.
The outstanding contributors to this landmark volume offer a fundamental reexamination of the basic assumptions and theoretical tools of traditional international relations theory. Ciprut draws on a wide range of concepts, from the hidden dimensions of mindset and language to the societal implications of evolutionary ecology. Unabashedly creative and iconoclastic in its willingness to search for new insights, The Art of the Feud is a substantiated call to seek more inclusive, dynamic, and interactive forms of theory attuned to the new and evolving realities of the global scene.
About the Author
Jose V. Ciprut, PhD, is an independent researcher specializing in international relations, international security, and the global political economy.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Making Sense of International Relations Theory in Global Context by Jose V. Ciprut
Ecological Narratives: Reclaiming the Voice of Theorized Others by Klaus Krippendorff
Hindrances to Understanding in International Relations by Kalevi J. Holsti
The Theory and Practice of Power in International Relations: Past and Future by Barry Buzan
The State as Moral Authority in an Evolving Global Political Economy by Ronnie D. Lipschutz
Self and Space: Negotiating a Future from the Past by I. William Zartman
The Developmental Logic of Globalization by Henry Teune and Zdravko Mlinar
Sustaining a Global Civilization: An Evolutionary Perspective by Dennis Pirages
Probing the Unknown: Changing Visions of International Relations by Richard W. Mansbach
Epilogue by J. V. Ciprut