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Historical Sociology of International Relations

Historical Sociology of International Relations

by Stephen Hobden, John M. Hobson


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Sociology is having an increasing impact on the study of international politics. Covering the range of different approaches and methodologies, leading international scholars examine the extent of this influence. They aim to promote a study of world politics which is sensitive to the impact of social structure and historical context, and will be of interest to scholars and students of sociology and political science as well as International Relations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521808705
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 01/01/2002
Pages: 328
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.87(d)

About the Author

William A. Schabas is Professor of Human Rights Law at the National University of Ireland, Galway and Director of the Irish Centre for Human Rights. His numerous publications include Genocide in International Law (2000), The Abolition of the Death Penalty in International Law (third edition to be published in 2001), International Human Rights Law and the Canadian Charter (1996), The Death Penalty as Cruel Treatment and Torture (1996), Précis du droit international des droits de la personne (1997) and Les instruments internationaux, canadiens et québécois des droits et libertés (1998). He is also editor-in-chief of Criminal Law Forum.

Table of Contents

Part I. Introduction: 1. What's at stake in 'bringing historical sociology back into international relations?' John M. Hobson; 2. Historical sociology: back to the future of international relations? Stephen Hobden; Part II. Historical Sociologies of International Relations: 3. The two waves of Weberian historical sociology in international relations John M. Hobson; 4. Neo-Weberian historical sociology and the question of epochal transformations Randall Collins; 5. Globality and historical sociology: state, revolution and war revisited Martin Shaw; 6. Historical sociology and constructivism: an estranged past, a federated future? Michael Barnett; 7. The idea of history and history with ideas Christian Reus-Smit; 8. World system analysis, historical sociology and international relations: the difference a hyphen makes Barry K. Gills; 9. Towards a critical sociology of transnational harm Andrew Linklater; 10. International systems in world history: remaking the study of international relations Barry Buzan and Richard Little; Part III. Conclusion: The Future of Historical Sociology in International Relations: 11. Historical sociology and international relations theory Steve Smith; 12. For an international sociology Fred Halliday; 13. On the road toward a historicised conception of international sociology John M. Hobson and Stephen Hobden.

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