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.
|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan US|
|Edition description:||1st ed. 2011|
|Product dimensions:||5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x (d)|
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Table of ContentsThoughts 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)