Theories of International Relations

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 5/10/2013
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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The fully updated and revised fifth edition of this widely-used text provides a comprehensive survey of leading perspectives in the field. Updated throughout to take account of major events and developments, such as the Arab Spring, it also includes new material on neo-realism and neo-liberalism, postcolonialism and cosmopolitanism.

Author Biography

SCOTT BURCHILL is Senior Lecturer in International Relations, Deakin University, Australia.

ANDREW LINKLATER is Woodrow Wilson Professor of International Politics, Aberystwyth University, UK.

RICHARD DEVETAK is Senior Lecturer and Director of the Rotary Centre for International Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution, University of Queensland, Australia.

JACK DONNELLY is Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Political Science, University of Denver, USA.

TERRY NARDIN is Professor and Head, Department of Political Science, National University of Singapore.

MATTHEW PATERSON is Professor of Political Science, University of Ottawa, Canada.

CHRISTIAN REUS-SMIT is Professor and Head of the Department of International Relations in the Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies at The Australian National University.

JACQUI TRUE is Professor of Politics & International Relations at Monash University, Australia.

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Reviews of previous editions:

'An outstanding textbook.'
- Andreas Bieler, University of Birmingham

'One of the most useful books on International Relations theory to have appeared in recent years...a most valuable addition to the burgeoning literature in the field.'
- Chris Brown, Political Studies

'A very fine book, bringing together a group of contributors who describe the major currents of International Relations theory. Beginning with 'liberal internationalism' and finishing up with 'green politics', the book is highly readable and illuminating for a subject not everyone finds accessible.'
- RUSI Journal

'...and excellent overview of the main theories of international politics and the key debates...provides a careful consideration of the central paradigms...will enrich the intellectual...' Forum: Centre for Citizenship, Development and Human Rights

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