The Cultural Construction of International Relations: The Invention of the State of Nature

The Cultural Construction of International Relations: The Invention of the State of Nature

by B. Jahn

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780333802571
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 09/19/2000
Edition description: 2000
Pages: 182
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.02(d)

About the Author

Beate Jahn is Lecturer in International Relations, University of Sussex.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Introduction Culture, Nature, and the Ambivalence of International Theory PART I: HISTORICAL ORIGINS OF THE STATE OF NATURE The 'Discovery' of America as a Culture Shock Reinventing the State of Nature The Politics of the State of Nature in the 'New' World PART II: THE STATE OF NATURE AND THE RECONSTRUCTION OF EUROPEAN THOUGHT The Tyranny of the European Context: Reading Classical Political Theory in International Relations The State of Nature as the Basis for Classical Political Thought The Politics of the State of Nature in the American and French Revolution Conclusion: The Consequences of the State of Nature for International Relations Theory Bibliography Index

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