Realism and International Relations

Author: Jack Donnelly

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139427415

Category: Political Science

Page: 231

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Realism and International Relations provides students with a critical yet sympathetic survey of political realism in international theory. Using six paradigmatic theories - Hans Morgenthau, Kenneth Waltz, the Prisoners' Dilemma, Thucydides, Machiavelli, and Hobbes - the book examines realist accounts of human nature and state motivation, international anarchy, system structure and the balance of power, international institutions, and morality in foreign policy. Donnelly argues that common realist propositions not only fail to stand up to scrutiny but are rejected by many leading realists as well. He argues that rather than a general theory of international relations, realism is best seen as a philosophical orientation or research program that emphasizes - in an insightful yet one-sided way - the constraints imposed by individual and national egoism and international anarchy. Containing chapter-by-chapter guides to further reading and discussion questions for students, this book offers an accessible and lively survey of the dominant theory in International Relations.
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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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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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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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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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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

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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International Relations as Political Theory

Author: R. B. J. Walker

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521421195

Category: Political Science

Page: 233

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In this book Rob Walker offers an original analysis of the relationship between twentieth-century theories of international relations, and the political theory of civil society since the early modern period. He views theories of international relations both as an ideological expression of the modern state, and as a clear indication of the difficulties of thinking about a world politics characterized by profound spatiotemporal accelerations. International relations theories should be seen, the author argues, more as aspects of contemporary world politics than as explanations of contemporary world politics. These theories are examined in the light of recent debates about modernity and post-modernity, sovereignty and political identity, and the limits of modern social and political theory. This book is a major contribution to the field of critical international relations, and will be of interest to social and political theorists and political scientists, as well as students and scholars 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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