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  • International Relations Theories Discipline and Diversity
    International Relations Theories Discipline and Diversity
  • International Relations Theories Discipline and Diversity
    International Relations Theories Discipline and Diversity


Drawing on a wealth of expertise from a global team of contributors, the third edition of International Relations Theories provides an up-to-date and comprehensive account of all the major IR theories--including some of the more alternative understandings not found in other texts--and supports them with case study examples.

Editors Tim Dunne, Milja Kurki, and Steve Smith have brought together a team of international contributors, each specializing in a different theory. The contributors explain the theoretical background to their positions before showing how and why their theories matter. The book opens up space for analysis and debate, allowing students to decide which theories they find most useful in explaining and understanding international relations. While some of the theories discussed are complex, the authors convey them in a clear and accessible manner, with the use of engaging pedagogical features, making this an ideal introduction to the field.


* A new chapter on Critical Theory, authored by Steven Roach, which addresses this important theoretical orientation

* Updated chapters and case studies that reflect new developments in world politics

International Relations Theories, Third Edition, is accompanied by a Companion Website that provides additional resources for instructors--PowerPoint-based slides and figures and tables from the text--and students--web links, a flashcard glossary, and a revision guide.

Table of Contents

Diversity and Disciplinarity in International Relations Theory, Steve Smith
1. International Relations and Social Science, Milja Kurki and Colin Wight
2. Normative International Relations Theory, Toni Erskine
3. Classical Realism, Richard Ned Lebow
4. Structural Realism, John J. Mearsheimer
5. Liberalism, Bruce Russett
6. Neoliberalism, Jennifer Sterling-Folker
7. The English School, Tim Dunne
8. Marxism, Mark Rupert
9. Critical Theory, Steven Roach
10. Constructivism, Karin Fierke
11. Feminism, J. Ann Tickner and Laura Sjoberg
12. Poststructuralism, David Campbell
13. Postcolonialism, Siba Grovogui
14. Green Theory, Robyn Eckersley
15. International Relations Theory and Globalization, Colin Hay
16. Still a Discipline After All These Debates?, Ole Waever

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