The State and International Relations

Author: John M. Hobson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521643917

Category: Political Science

Page: 258

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This book, first published in 2000, provides an overview of theories of the state found in International Relations.
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International Law and International Relations

Author: David Armstrong,Theo Farrell,Hélène Lambert

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107378656

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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In this fully updated and revised edition, the authors explore the evolution, nature and function of international law in world politics and situate international law in its historical and political context. They propose three interdisciplinary 'lenses' (realist, liberal and constructivist) through which to view the role of international law in world politics and suggest that the concept of an international society provides the overall context within which international legal developments occur. These theoretical perspectives offer different ways of looking at international law in terms of what it is, how it works and how it changes. Topics covered include the use of force, international crimes, human rights, international trade and the environment. The new edition also contains more material on non-western perspectives, international institutions and non-state actors and a new bibliography. Each chapter features discussion questions and guides to further reading.
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Political Thought and International Relations

Variations on a Realist Theme

Author: Duncan Bell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019955627X

Category: Political Science

Page: 245

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Political realism dominated the study of international relations during the Cold War and has again returned to the centre of scholarly debate in international relations. This book analyses various historical and philosophical themes, probing the potential and the pathologies of realist thought.
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Millennial Reflections on International Studies

Author: Michael Brecher,Frank P. Harvey

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472023943

Category: Political Science

Page: 720

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Forty-five prominent scholars engage in self-critical, state-of-the-art reflection on international studies to stimulate debates about successes and failures and to address the larger question of progress in the discipline. Written especially for the collection, these essays are in hardcover in the form of an easy-to-use handbook, and in paperback as a number of separate titles, each of which consists of a particular thematic cluster to merge with the range of topics taught in undergraduate and graduate courses in international studies. The themes addressed are realism, institutionalism, critical perspectives, feminist theory and gender studies, methodology (formal modeling, quantitative, and qualitative), foreign policy analysis, international security and peace studies, and international political economy. This collection provides an accessible and wide-ranging survey of the issues in the field as well as an invaluable bibliography, and will undoubtedly determine the shape of future research in international studies for the millennium. Paperbacks for course adoption: Realism and Institutionalism in International Studies Michael Brecher and Frank P. Harvey, Editors Conflict, Security, Foreign Policy, and International Political Economy:Past Paths and Future Directions in International Studies Michael Brecher and Frank P. Harvey, Editors Evaluating Methodology in International Studies Frank P. Harvey and Michael Brecher, Editors Critical Perspectives in International Studies Frank P. Harvey and Michael Brecher, Editors Contributors are: Steve J. Brams, Davis B. Bobrow, Michael Cox, Robert W. Cox, Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, Joseph M. Grieco, Ernst B. Haas , Peter M. Haas, Kal J. Holsti, Ole R. Holsti, Patrick James, Robert O. Keohane, Edward A. Kolodziej, Louis Kriesberg Robert T. Kudrle, David A. Lake, Yosef Lapid, Russell Leng , Jack S. Levy, L. H. M. Ling, Zeev Maoz, Lisa L. Martin, John J. Mearsheimer, Manus I. Midlarsky, Linda B. Miller, Helen Milner , Michael Nicholson, Joseph Nye, V. Spike Peterson , Jan Jindy Pettman, James Lee Ray , James Rosenau, Harvey Starr, J. David Singer, Steve Smith, Christine Sylvester, J. Ann Tickner, John Vasquez, Yaacov Y. I. Vertzberger, R. B. J. Walker, Stephen G. Walker , Jonathan Wilkenfeld, Oran Young, Marysia Zalewski, and Dina A. Zinnes. Michael Brecher is R. B. Angus Professor of Political Science, McGill University, and former president of the International Studies Association. Frank P. Harvey is Professor of Political Science and Director, Center for Foreign Policy Studies, Dalhousie University.
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Imperialism and Internationalism in the Discipline of International Relations

Author: David Long,Brian C. Schmidt

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791463246

Category: Political Science

Page: 212

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What were the guiding themes of the discipline of International Relations before World War II? The traditional disciplinary history has long viewed this time period as one guided by idealism and then challenged by realism. This book reconstructs in detail some of the formative episodes of the field's early development and arrives at the conclusion that, in actuality, the early years of International Relations were preoccupied not with idealism and realism but with the dual themes of imperialism and internationalism. Thus, the beginnings of the discipline have resonance with the recently revied discourse of empire and the global status and policies of the United States as the world's sole superpower. Book jacket.
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An Introduction to International Relations Theory

Perspectives and Themes

Author: Jill Steans,Lloyd Pettiford,Thomas Diez,Imad El-Anis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317863003

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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This long-awaited new edition has been fully updated and revised by the original authors as well as two new members of the author team. Based on many years of active research and teaching it takes the discipline's most difficult aspects and makes them accessible and interesting. Each chapter builds up an understanding of the different ways of looking at the world. The clarity of presentation allows students to rapidly develop a theoretical framework and to apply this knowledge widely as a way of understanding both more advanced theoretical texts and events in world politics. Suitable for first and second year undergraduates studying international relations and international relations theory.
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Realism and Moralism in International Relations:Essays in Honor of Frans A. M. Alting Von Geusau

Author: Frans Alting Von Geusau

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 298

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Professor Frans Alting von Geusau held the chair of Professor of International Organizations at Tilburg University. His life-long academic and distinguished career is reflected in this book. He has long inspired others with his insistence that political realism can only be matched with a sense of ethical purpose. This moral dimension of international relations is one of the main themes of the 23 contributions. Academics from the United States, the UK, Israel, The Netherlands and other European countries give their view of a world which faces the challenges of the next millennium. Those who share von Geusaus deep interest in the cultural and moral dimensions of international relations will find excellent essays on this issue in this book. Those who want to enlarge their views on the (uncertain) future of a united Europe will find inspiring ideas and visions in this book. This book demonstrates that what really matters is righteousness and justice for all.
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Security and International Relations

Author: Edward A. Kolodziej

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521001168

Category: Political Science

Page: 349

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Presents security studies as a branch of international relations theory, providing a valuable new survey of the subject.
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Introduction to International Relations

Perspectives and Themes

Author: Jill Steans,Lloyd Pettiford,Thomas Diez

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780582894037

Category: Political Science

Page: 274

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Introduction to International Relations is the International Relations student's passport to success. Based on many years of active research and teaching it takes the discipline's most difficult aspects and makes them accessible and interesting. Armed with this insight, the 'real world' of news and current affairs takes on new meaning. Each chapter builds up an understanding of the different ways of looking at the world. From liberalism through to green politics, it examines how different perspectives have developed, who has influenced them the most, and what position they represent on key issues in global politics. The clarity of presentation allows students to rapidly develop a theoretical framework and to apply this knowledge widely; both as a way of understanding more advanced theoretical texts and events in world politics. Key to the book: - A comprehensive guide to International Relations theory for undergraduates - A lively and student-friendly approach that helps readers to compare and contrast theoretical perspectives - An incisive and easy-to-understand description of theory - Difficult jargon explained and demystified - Illustrated with examples form world events - Clear and economical coverage of complex and crucial material Jill Steans and Lloyd Pettiford are both experienced teachers and researchers in international relations. Jill is currently Senior Lecturer in International Relations at Birmingham University. Lloyd is Associate Dean of the School of Arts, Communication and Culture at Nottingham Trent University.
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International Relations

Perspectives and Themes

Author: Jill Steans,Lloyd Pettiford

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 235

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Shelf classification: Politics/International RelationsInternational RelationsPerspectives and ThemesInternational Relations is a jargon-free, comprehensive and challenging account of International Relations theory which will arm students with the tools they need to understand the subject from a variety of distinct theoretical viewpoints. Key features include: ? Accessible approach - with careful explanation of key terms and ideas, as well as a glossary of less familiar terms.? Coverage of many of the major theories, concepts and issues.? Balanced, objective coverage with critical examination of several perspectives.? Chapters that are structured to encourage and allow for comparison. There are separate discussions of origins, assumptions, themes, criticisms and common misunderstandings.? Excellent pedagogy with a series of boxes highlighting essential information.Written in an engaging and thought-provoking style, International Relations is a welcome new modern text for students studying International Relations as part of a politics or international relations degree.Jill Steans is a Lecturer at the University of Birmingham and Lloyd Pettiford is a Lecturer at Nottingham Trent Unive
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Human Rights in International Relations

Author: David P. Forsythe

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521684279

Category: Law

Page: 285

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New edition of successful textbook surveying international human rights in an age of terrorism.
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Political Realism, Freud, and Human Nature in International Relations

The Resurrection of the Realist Man

Author: R. Schuett

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 023010908X

Category: Political Science

Page: 237

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This book provides an important reappraisal of the concept of human nature in contemporary realist international-political theory. Developing a Freudian philosophical anthropology for political realism, he argues for the careful resurrection of the concept of human nature in the wider study of international relations.
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International Relations

Author: Stephanie Lawson

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745650945

Category: Political Science

Page: 200

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International Relations emerged as a distinct academic discipline in the early twentieth century as scholars and practitioners sought to address the causes of war and conditions for peace in a systematic and sustained way. Its philosophic foundations, however, draw on centuries of thinking about human nature, political authority and obligation, justice and injustice, and their implications for relations within and between political communities. Since then, IR has become one of the most important and dynamic fields of academic study in the contemporary period. In this second edition, Stephanie Lawson retains a broad historical and contextual approach in introducing readers to the central themes and theoretical perspectives while also addressing key concerns in the contemporary period. These include the emergence of states and empires, theories ranging from classical realism and liberalism to postcolonial and ‘green’ theory, twentieth century international history, security and insecurity, global governance and world order, international political economy, globalization and the prospects for a ‘postinternational’ world. Written in an accessible narrative style, this book will appeal to students at undergraduate level and beyond, including those undertaking postgraduate coursework study in IR with little or no previous academic training in the field.
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Feminist Theory and International Relations in a Postmodern Era

Author: Christine Sylvester

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521459846

Category: Political Science

Page: 265

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These draw attention to an identity politics in our theories that often resists debate. Christine Sylvester elaborates a feminist method of empathetically cooperative conversation which can help us to appreciate practices in international relations that challenge the foundations of the field. She illustrates that method with reference to the Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp (in the UK) and the efforts of Zimbabwean women to negotiate international funding for their local producer cooperatives.
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The Realist Tradition and the Limits of International Relations

Author: Michael C. Williams

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521534758

Category: History

Page: 236

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Realism is commonly portrayed as theory that reduces international relations to pure power politics. Michael Williams provides an important reexamination of the Realist tradition and its relevance for contemporary international relations. Examining three thinkers commonly invoked as Realism's foremost proponents - Hobbes, Rousseau, and Morgenthau - the book shows that, far from advocating a crude realpolitik, Realism's most famous classical proponents actually stressed the need for a restrained exercise of power and a politics with ethics at its core. These ideas are more relevant than ever at a time when the nature of responsible responses to international problems are at the centre of contemporary political debate. This original interpretation of major thinkers will interest scholars of international relations and the history of ideas.
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Introduction to International Relations

Author: R. Barry J. Jones,R. J. Barry Jones,Peter Jones,Ken Dark,Joel Peters

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719052538

Category: Political Science

Page: 207

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This innovative, accessible book highlights contemporary and historical insights into international relations. By looking core themes—globalization, international political economy, regionalization, the fragmentation of states, and cooperative problem solving—the authors formulate a likely pattern of future developments in the 21st century.
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