Metaphors in International Relations Theory

Metaphors in International Relations Theory

by M. Marks

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Metaphors in International Relations Theory by M. Marks

Metaphors constitute a fundamental way in which humans understand the world around them. This book offers a comprehensive analysis of metaphors in theories of international relations. Until recently, conscious attention to metaphors in theories of international relations has been haphazard and sporadic. This book examines the metaphors that inform the major paradigms in international relations theory. Readers will discover that the vast majority of the terminology cataloguing, defining, and naming theories, concepts, and analytical tools pertaining to the study of international relations are metaphorical in nature. The book concludes that metaphors are an essential element in all aspects of international relations theory.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349294930
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 08/03/2011
Edition description: 1st ed. 2011
Pages: 262
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x (d)

About the Author

MICHAEL MARKS Professor in the Department of Politics at Willamette University, Oregon, USA.

Table of Contents

Thoughts on Metaphor The Metaphorical Context of International Relations Contributions of Metaphors to International Relations Theory Metaphors and Changing Conceptions of International Relations Metaphors of Power Metaphors of International Security Metaphors of International Political Economy Game Theory Metaphors Regime Theory and Metaphors of European Integration Analytical Problems of Metaphors in International Relations Theory (And Recommendations for Using Metaphors Wisely)

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