International Relations Theory and the Consequences of Unipolarity


Author: G. John Ikenberry,Michael Mastanduno,William C. Wohlforth
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107634596
Category: Political Science
Page: 392
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The end of the Cold War and subsequent dissolution of the Soviet Union resulted in a new unipolar international system that presented fresh challenges to international relations theory. Since the Enlightenment, scholars have speculated that patterns of cooperation and conflict might be systematically related to the manner in which power is distributed among states. Most of what we know about this relationship, however, is based on European experiences between the seventeenth and twentieth centuries, when five or more powerful states dominated international relations, and the latter twentieth century, when two superpowers did so. Building on a highly successful special issue of the leading journal World Politics, this book seeks to determine whether what we think we know about power and patterns of state behavior applies to the current 'unipolar' setting and, if not, how core theoretical propositions about interstate interactions need to be revised.

Theorien der Internationalen Beziehungen


Author: Siegfried Schieder,Manuela Spindler
Publisher: UTB
ISBN: 9783825223151
Category: Political Science
Page: 595
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Das Lehrbuch zielt darauf ab, die sich stetig ausdifferenzierende und kaum noch überschaubare Theorienlandschaft in den Internationalen Beziehungen für Studierende erfahrbar und erlernbar zu machen und den Lehrenden eine Handreichung für die didaktische Vermittlung des Wissens über Theorien zu geben. Insgesamt werden achtzehn Theorien, Ansätze und Konzepte der Internationalen Beziehungen anhand jeweils zentraler ReferenztheoretikerInnen vorgestellt. Jeder Beitrag besteht aus fünf Komponenten und folgt damit einer einheitlichen inhaltlichen Struktur.

The Oxford Handbook of International Relations


Author: Christian Reus-Smit,Duncan Snidal
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019958558X
Category: Law
Page: 772
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This Oxford Handbook assembles the world's leading scholars in International Relations to present diverse perspectives about purposes, questions, theories, and methods. It will become the first point of reference for scholars and students interested in these key issues.

International Relations and the Arctic: Understanding Policy and Governance


Author: Robert W. Murray,Anita Dey Nuttall
Publisher: Cambria Press
ISBN: 1604978767
Category: Political Science
Page: 742
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Increased global interest in the Arctic poses challenges to contemporary international relations and many questions surround exactly why and how Arctic countries are asserting their influence and claims over their northern reaches and why and how non-Arctic states are turning their attention to the region. Despite the inescapable reality in the growth of interest in the Arctic, relatively little analysis on the international relations aspects of such interest has been done. Traditionally, international relations studies are focused on particular aspects of Arctic relations, but to date there has been no comprehensive effort to explain the region as a whole. Literature on Arctic politics is mostly dedicated to issues such as development, the environment and climate change, or indigenous populations. International relations, traditionally interested in national and international security, has been mostly silent in its engagement with Arctic politics. Essential concepts such as security, sovereignty, institutions, and norms are all key aspects of what is transpiring in the Arctic, and deserve to be explained in order to better comprehend exactly why the Arctic is of such interest. The sheer number of states and organizations currently involved in Arctic international relations make the region a prime case study for scholars, policymakers and interested observers. In this first systematic study of Arctic international relations, Robert W. Murray and Anita Dey Nuttall have brought together a group of the world's leading experts in Arctic affairs to demonstrate the multifaceted and essential nature of circumpolar politics. This book is core reading for political scientists, historians, anthropologists, geographers and any other observer interested in the politics of the Arctic region.

An Introduction to International Relations


Author: Richard Devetak,Jim George,Sarah Percy
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108298869
Category: Political Science
Page: N.A
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An Introduction to International Relations is a comprehensive introduction to the history, theories, developments and debates that shape the dynamic discipline of international relations and contemporary world politics. Bringing together an expert author team comprising leading academics from Australia and around the world, it allows readers to explore the discipline from both Australian and global perspectives. Known for its clear, easy-to-read style and relevant, real-world examples, the text has been fully updated and revised to reflect current research and the changing global political climate. This edition features extensive new material on: international history from World War I to World War II; international law; the globalisation of international society; and terrorism. A companion website for instructors offers additional case studies, critical thinking questions and links to relevant video and web materials that bring international relations theory to life.

Refugees in International Relations


Author: Alexander Betts,Gil Loescher
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199595623
Category: Political Science
Page: 337
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Drawing together the work and ideas of a combination of the world's leading and emerging International Relations scholars, Refugees in International Relations provides a comprehensive and challenging overview of the international politics of forced migration.

Decolonizing International Relations


Author: Branwen Gruffydd Jones
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742540248
Category: Political Science
Page: 275
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The discipline of International Relations (IR) is concerned with the powerful states and actors in the global political economy and dominated by North American and European scholars. This book exposes the ways in which IR has consistently ignored questions of colonialism, imperialism, race, slavery, and dispossession in the non-European world.

Handbook of International Relations


Author: Walter Carlsnaes,Thomas Risse,Beth A Simmons
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 144626503X
Category: Political Science
Page: 904
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The original Handbook of International Relations was the first authoritative and comprehensive survey of the field of international relations. In this eagerly-awaited new edition, the Editors have once again drawn together a team of the world's leading scholars of international relations to provide a state-of-the-art review and indispensable guide to the field, ensuring its position as the pre-eminent volume of its kind. The Second Edition has been expanded to 33 chapters and fully revised, with new chapters on the following contemporary topics: - Normative Theory in IR - Critical Theories and Poststructuralism - Efforts at Theoretical Synthesis in IR: Possibilities and Limits - International Law and International Relations - Transnational Diffusion: Norms, Ideas and Policies - Comparative Regionalism - Nationalism and Ethnicity - Geopolitics in the 21st Century - Terrorism and International Relations - Religion and International Politics - International Migration A truly international undertaking, this Handbook reviews the many historical, philosophical, analytical and normative roots to the discipline and covers the key contemporary topics of research and debate today. The Handbook of International Relations remains an essential benchmark publication for all advanced undergraduates, graduate students and academics in politics and international relations.

Women, Culture, and International Relations


Author: Vivienne Jabri,Eleanor O'Gorman
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers
ISBN: 9781555877019
Category: Political Science
Page: 213
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This text expands the agenda of feminist international relations by considering the heterogeneity of women's voices in the realm of world politics, as well as the challenges that this diversity poses. The authors develop a theoretical discourse that incorporates the combined notion of difference and emancipation in a discussion of the agency of women and their transformative capacity. They use a normative approach to understanding the multiple subjectivities of women and the plurality of their experiences.

International Relations in Contemporary Africa


Author: Michael O. Anda
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780761815853
Category: History
Page: 299
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Although developing countries far outnumber fully industrialized states, they are often neglected in the study of international relations, especially with respect to the development of foreign policy theory. International Relations in Contemporary Africa attempts to fill this void in the literature on comparative international relations while at the same time providing a detailed analysis of the economic development and integration of West African countries. Michael Anda specifically focuses on the members of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and their policies, which encourage coordination on issues ranging from science and technology to diplomacy and mutual defense. Tracing the diplomatic history of West Africa from independence to the present, he assesses the various dimensions of cooperation among the smaller and less developed states of West Africa while revealing the precarious nature of the economy and security in the region. Both detailed and comprehensive, International Relations in Contemporary Africa represents a significant contribution to African studies that appeal to those with an interest in the foreign policy of smaller states.

International Relations

The Key Concepts
Author: Martin Griffiths,Terry O'Callaghan,Steven C. Roach
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0415774365
Category: Political Science
Page: 407
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Featuring over twenty new entries, International Relations: The Key Concepts, now in its second edition, is the essential guide for anyone interested in international affairs. Comprehensive and up-to-date, it introduces the most important themes in international relations in the post 9/11 era. Key areas cover international criminal law, human rights, the developing world (the Arab League, African Union), globalization and strategic studies. New entries include: the English School the Digital Divide the War on Terror the Bush Doctrine the International Criminal Court legitimacy global warming unilateralism the Organization of Petroleum-Exporting Countries (OPEC). Featuring suggestions for further reading as well as a unique guide to web sites on international relations, this accessible guide is an invaluable aid to an understanding of this expanding field and is ideal for the student and non-specialist alike.

Political Theory and International Relations


Author: Charles R. Beitz
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691009155
Category: Political Science
Page: 248
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In this revised edition of his 1979 classic Political Theory and International Relations, Charles Beitz rejects two highly influential conceptions of international theory as empirically inaccurate and theoretically misleading. In one, international relations is a Hobbesian state of nature in which moral judgments are entirely inappropriate, and in the other, states are analogous to persons in domestic society in having rights of autonomy that insulate them from external moral assessment and political interference. Beitz postulates that a theory of international politics should include a revised principle of state autonomy based on the justice of a state's domestic institutions, and a principle of international distributive justice to establish a fair division of resources and wealth among persons situated in diverse national societies.

Feminist Methodologies for International Relations


Author: Brooke A. Ackerly,Maria Stern,Jacqui True
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139458736
Category: Political Science
Page: N.A
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Why is feminist research carried out in international relations (IR)? What are the methodologies and methods that have been developed in order to carry out this research? Feminist Methodologies for International Relations offers students and scholars of IR, feminism, and global politics practical insight into the innovative methodologies and methods that have been developed - or adapted from other disciplinary contexts - in order to do feminist research for IR. Both timely and timeless, this volume makes a diverse range of feminist methodological reflections wholly accessible. Each of the twelve contributors discusses aspects of the relationships between ontology, epistemology, methodology, and method, and how they inform and shape their research. This important and original contribution to the field will both guide and stimulate new thinking.

History and International Relations


Author: Thomas W. Smith
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134683375
Category: History
Page: 240
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This book is a major contribution to the debate about philosophy and method in history and international relations. The author analyses IR scholarship from classical realism to quantitative and postmodern work.

Ethics, justice, and international relations


Author: Peter Sutch
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415406567
Category: Philosophy
Page: 240
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This topical and timely book critically explores contemporary liberal international relations theory. In the fifty years since the declaration of human rights, the language of international relations has come to incorporate the language of justice and injustice. The book argues that if justice is to become the governing principle of international politics, then liberals must recognise that their political preferences cannot be the preconditions of global ethics. The hierarchy of international political ethics must be constructed afresh so that the first principles of justice are accessible to all agents as political and ethical equals. This book will be essential reading for students and scholars in politics, international relations, political theory and ethics.

On the Verge of War

International Relations and the Jülich-Kleve Succession Crises (1609-1614)
Author: Alison Deborah Anderson
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9780391040922
Category: History
Page: 276
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Twice in the first decades of the seventeenth century the Julich-Kleve succession crises placed Europe on the verge of war. The triumph of diplomacy in the face of international enmities, suspicions, and mistrust lies at the heart of the Julich-Kleve story.

International Relations and the European Union


Author: Christopher Hill,Michael Smith
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199544808
Category: Political Science
Page: 557
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This text explores the ways in which the European Union frames and conducts its international relations. Each chapter deals with the three key themes of the volume - the EU as a sub-system of international relations, the EU and the processes of international relations, and the EU as a power.