International Relations Theories Discipline and Diversity

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  • Edition: 4th
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  • Copyright: 2016-03-28
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Bringing together the most influential scholars in the field, International Relations Theories: Discipline and Diversity provides unrivalled coverage of international relations theories and arguments. This best-selling text explores the full spectrum of theoretical perspectives and debates, ranging from the historically dominant traditions of realism, liberalism, and Marxism to postcolonialism and green theory. Each chapter is dedicated to a particular theory and features a case study that bridges theory and practice, showing how theory can be used to explain real world political dilemmas. Spotlights on key books and articles encourage readers to go beyond the textbook and explore important works in the field, and new case study questions encourage analytical thinking and help readers understand the value of applying theory to concrete political problems.

Author Biography

Tim Dunne is Executive Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and Professor of International Relations at the University of Queensland.

Milja Kurki is Professor in International Relations Theory at Aberystwyth University.

Steve Smith is Vice-Chancellor and Professor of International Studies, University of Exeter.

Table of Contents

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