ISBN-10:
0205082939
ISBN-13:
9780205082933
Pub. Date:
02/28/2011
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Pearson
International Relations Theory / Edition 5

International Relations Theory / Edition 5

by Paul R. Viotti, Mark V. Kauppi

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ISBN-13: 9780205082933
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 02/28/2011
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 496
Sales rank: 760,963
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Paul R. Viotti is Associate Professor at the University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies.

Mark V. Kauppi is Adjunct Associate Professor at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.

Table of Contents

*Readings new to the fifth edition.

Chapter 1. Thinking About IR Theory

The IR Field in An Age of Globalization

Epistemology, Methodology, and Ontology

What is Theory?

Images

Interpretive Understandings

Normative Theory

A Look Ahead

Selected Readings

James Rosenau, “Thinking Theory Thoroughly”

*Thomas C. Walker, “The Perils of Paradigm Mentalities: Revisiting Kuhn, Lakatos, and Popper”

PART I. IMAGES OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Chapter 2. Realism: The State and Balance of Power

Major Actors and Assumptions

Intellectual Precursors and Influences

Power

System

Change

Power Transition

Long Cycles

Globalization and Interdependence

Realists and Their Critics

Selected Readings

Thucydides, “The Melian Dialogue”

Niccolò Machiavelli, “On Princes and the Security of Their States”

Thomas Hobbes, “Of the Natural Condition of Mankind”

Jean-Jacques Rousseau, “The State of War: Confederation as Means to Peace in Europe”

Kenneth N. Waltz, “Explaining War: The Levels of Analysis”

Joseph S. Nye, Jr., “Hard and Soft Power in American Foreign Policy”

Suggestions for Further Reading

Chapter 3. Liberalism: Interdependence and Global Governance

Major Actors and Assumptions

Intellectual Precursors and Influences

Integration

Transnationalism

Interdependence

International Regimes

Neoliberal Institutionalism

Global Governance

Economic Interdependence and Peace

The Democratic Peace

Decision Making

Change and Globalization

Liberals and Their Critics

Selected Readings

Stephen G. Brooks, “Producing Security”

*Robert O. Keohane, “Beyond the Tragedy of the Commons”

Suggestions for Further Reading

Chapter 4. Economic Structuralism: Global Capitalism and Postcolonialism

Major Actors and Assumptions

Intellectual Precursors and Influences

Dependency Theorists

The Capitalist World-System

Change and Globalization

Postcolonialism

Economic Structuralists and Their Critics

Selected Readings

J.A. Hobson, “The Economic Taproot of Imperialism”

*Barbara Bush, “Culture and Imperialism”

Immanuel Wallerstein, “The Modern World System as a Capitalist World Economy”

Suggestions for Further Reading

Chapter 5. The English School: International Society and Grotian Rationalism

Major Actors and Assumptions

Intellectual Precursors and Influences

The Divergence of British and American Scholarship

The Genesis of the English School

Levels of Analysis and Theory

Change

The English School, Liberals, and Social Constructivists

The English School and Its Critics

Selected Readings

Hugo Grotius, “The Law of Nations on War, Peace, and Freedom of the Seas”

Tim Dunne, “Inventing International Society”

Hedley Bull, “Does Order Exist in World Politics?”

Suggestions for Further Reading

PART II. INTERPRETIVE UNDERSTANDINGS

Chapter 6. Constructivist Understandings

Major Actors and Assumptions

Intellectual Precursors and Influences

Intersubjectivity

Structure, Rules, and Norms

Agents

Identity

Logic of Appropriateness

Interests

The Diversity of Social Constructivist Thought

Wendt’s “Naturalist Constructivism”

Constructivist Affinities in the Broader IR Field

Constructivists and Their Critics

Selected Readings

Alexander Wendt, “Constructing International Politics”

Martha Finnemore, “Constructing Norms of Humanitarian Intervention”

Suggestions for Further Reading

Chapter 7. Positivism, Critical Theory, and Postmodern Understandings

Positivism

Intellectual Precursors: Phenomenology and Hermeneutics

Critical Theory: Major Assumptions

Postmodernism: Major Assumptions

Critical Theorists, Postmodernists, and Their Critics

Summation

Selected

Ken Booth, “Critical Explorations and the Highway of Critical Security Theory”

David Campbell, “Writing Security”

Suggestions for Further Reading

Chapter 8. Feminist Understandings in IR Theory

Intellectual Precursors and Influences

Major Assumptions

Strands of Feminism in IR

Gender, War, and Security Studies

Gender and International Organizations

Gendered Understandings and IR Theory

Feminists and Their Critics

Selected Readings

Iris Marion Young, “The Logic of Masculinist Protection: Reflections on the Current Security State”

J. Ann Tickner, “Why Women Can’t Rule the World: International Politics According to Francis Fukuyama”

Suggestions for Further Reading

PART III. NORMATIVE CONSIDERATIONS

Chapter 9. Normative IR Theory: Ethics and Morality

Norms, Ethics, and Morality

Normative Theory: Alternative Perspectives

Justice and War

Justice and Human Rights

Armed Intervention and State Sovereignty

Alternative Images and Foreign Policy Choice

Rationality and Foreign Policy Choice

Values, Choices, and Theor

Selected Readings

Immanuel Kant, “Morality, Politics, and Perpetual Peace”

E.H. Carr, “The Nature of Politics”

*John Rawls, “The Law of Peoples”

*Barack Obama, “On War and Peace” (The Nobel Peace Prize Speech)

Suggestions for Further Reading

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