Political Theories of International Relations

From Thucydides to the Present

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Author: David Boucher

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780198780540

Category: Political Science

Page: 443

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Boucher uses ideas of Western philosophy's most significant thinkers to trace the history of political theory in international relations. He ends by showing how theories compare with and extend the themes addressed by their predecessors.

The Invention of International Relations Theory

Realism, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the 1954 Conference on Theory

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Author: Nicolas Guilhot

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 023152644X

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

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The 1954 Conference on Theory, sponsored by the Rockefeller Foundation, featured a who's who of scholars and practitioners debating the foundations of international relations theory. Assembling his own team of experts, all of whom have struggled with this legacy, Nicolas Guilhot revisits a seminal event and its odd rejection of scientific rationalism. Far from being a spontaneous development, these essays argue, the emergence of a "realist" approach to international politics, later codified at the conference, was deliberately triggered by the Rockefeller Foundation. The organization was an early advocate of scholars who opposed the idea of a "science" of politics, pursuing, for the sake of disciplinary autonomy, a vision of politics as a prerational and existential dimension that could not be "solved" by scientific means. As a result, this nascent theory was more a rejection of behavioral social science than the birth of one of its specialized branches. The archived conversations reproduced here, along with unpublished papers by Hans Morgenthau, Reinhold Niebuhr, and Paul Nitze, speak to this defensive stance. International relations theory is critically linked to the context of postwar liberalism, and the contributors explore how these origins have played out in political thought and American foreign policy.

Hegel's Political Philosophy

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Author: Thom Brooks

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 074865545X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

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A new and significantly expanded edition of the first systematic reading of Hegel's political philosophy.

Hezbollah, Islamist Politics, and International Society

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Author: Filippo Dionigi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137403020

Category: Political Science

Page: 279

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How do the norms of the liberal international order affect the activity of Islamist movements? This book analyzes and assesses the extent to which Islamist groups, which have traditionally attempted to shield their communities from “alien” moral conceptions, have been affected by the rules and principles that regulate international society. Through an analysis of Lebanon’s Hezbollah, Filippo Dionigi concludes that international norms are among the most significant factors changing Islamist politics. The result is a precarious but innovative equilibrium in which Islamists are forced to rethink idea of an allegedly “authentic” Islamic morality and the legitimacy of international norms.

Justice and Morality

Human Suffering, Natural Law and International Politics

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Author: Dr Amanda Russell Beattie

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 140949957X

Category: Political Science

Page: 214

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Bridging the contending theories of natural law and international relations, this book proposes a 'relational ontology' as the basis for rethinking our approach to international politics. Amanda Beattie challenges both the conventional interpretation of natural law as necessarily and intractably theological, and the dominant conception of international relations as structurally distinct from the ends of human good, in order to recover the centrality of other-directed agency to the promotion of human development. Offering an important contribution to the study of international political thought, the book contains a number of challenging and controversial ideas which should provoke constructive debate within international relations theory, political theory, and philosophical ethics.

War, Trade and Neutrality

Europe and the Mediterranean in the Seventeenth and Eighteen Centuries

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Author: Antonella Alimento

Publisher: FrancoAngeli

ISBN: 8856845148

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 266

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Politics of International Law and International Justice

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Author: Edwin Egede

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748684522

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

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A textbook introduction to international law and justice is specially written for students studying law in other departments, such as politics and IR. Students will engage with debates surrounding sovereignty and global governance, sovereign and diplomati

Roots of Realism

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Author: Benjamin Frankel

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780714642031

Category: Political Science

Page: 421

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Political realism sees politics as a permanent struggle for power and security. The essays in this volume examine the tradition of realist political analysis of international relations from the Sophists and Thucydides to the modern era.

Thucydides on Politics

Back to the Present

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Author: Geoffrey Hawthorn

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107039169

Category: History

Page: 300

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Thucydides famously declared his work to be 'a possession for all time', and so it has proved to be, as each age and generation has seen new things to admire in it and take from it. In the last hundred years, Thucydides has been interpreted and invoked in support of many different positions in politics, political theory and international relations. Geoffrey Hawthorn offers a new and highly original reading, one that sees him as neither simply an ancestor nor a colleague but as an unsurpassed guide to a deeper realism about politics. In this account, Thucydides emerges as sensitive to the non-rational and the limits of human agency, sceptical about political speech, resistant to easy generalisations or theoretical reductions, and opposed to any practical, moral or constitutional closure in politics. The book will be of interest to students of politics and classics.

Interstate Relations in Classical Greece

Morality and Power

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Author: Polly Low

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521872065

Category: History

Page: 313

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Explores the assumptions and principles which determined the conduct and representation of interstate politics in Greece during the fifth and fourth centuries BC. A wide range of ancient evidence is employed, both epigraphic and literary, as well as some contemporary theoretical approaches to international politics.

Global Solidarity

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Author: Lawrence Wilde

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 074867456X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 304

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This book explores the development of the goal of human solidarity at a time when the processes of globalisation offer the conditions for the development of a harmonious global community.

Weltpolitik heute

Grundlagen und Perspektiven

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Author: Volker Rittberger,Christoph Bertram

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: International relations

Page: 284

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Sicherheit in einer neuen Weltära

Festschrift für Erhard Forndran zum 65. Geburtstag

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Author: Dietmar Fricke,Jörg Meyer,Erhard Forndran

Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 303

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Thucydides and the Modern World

Reception, Reinterpretation and Influence from the Renaissance to the Present

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Author: Katherine Harloe,Neville Morley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139510770

Category: History

Page: N.A

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The ancient Greek historian Thucydides has had an enormous impact on modern historiography, political theory, international relations and strategic studies, but this influence has never been properly studied. This book brings together leading scholars from a range of disciplines to explore the different facets of Thucydides' modern reception and influence, from the birth of political theory in Renaissance Europe to the rise of scientific history in nineteenth-century Germany and the triumph of 'realism' in twentieth-century international relations theory. Its chapters consider the different national and disciplinary traditions of reading and citing Thucydides, but also highlight common themes and questions; in particular, the variety of images of the historian produced by his modern readers: the scientific historian or the artful rhetorician, the brilliant analyst of society and politics or the great narrator of political and military events, the man of experience and affairs or the man of contemplation and reflection.

Future States

From International to Global Political Order

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Author: Dr Stephen Paul Haigh

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472407377

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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Globalization consists of an interlocking array of political, economic, social, and cultural forces that challenge the traditional international order in two key ways. First, states historically had 'hard shells', by means of which they were capable of consolidating differences between 'inside' and 'outside' to the point where the latter could more easily be quarantined. Second, for closely-related reasons they were largely able to 'absorb' domestic society, such that the individual was less a citizen than a subject. But through globalizing processes these (dubious) attributes have been starkly exposed, which leads Haigh to ask, Whither the state under globalization? Insightful and well-written, this book is sure to spark lively debate while attempting to answer its central question.

Neue politische Literatur

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Author: Erwin Stein,Helmut Ridder,Georg Strickrodt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social sciences

Page: N.A

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Thucydides

The War of the Peloponnesians and the Athenians

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Author: Thucydides

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107328152

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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Thucydides' classic work is a foundational text in the history of Western political thought. His narrative of the great war between Athens and Sparta in the fifth century BC is now seen as a highly sophisticated study of the nature of political power itself: its exercise and effects, its agents and victims, and the arguments through which it is defended and deployed. It is therefore increasingly read as a text in politics, international relations and political theory, whose students will find in Thucydides many striking contemporary resonances. This edition seeks to present the author and the text in their proper historical context. The new translation is particularly sensitive to the risks of anachronism, and the notes and extensive reference material provide students with all the necessary historical, cultural and linguistic background they need to engage with the text on its own terms.

Global Ecopolitics

Crisis, Governance, and Justice

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Author: Peter Stoett

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442603631

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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Despite sporadic news coverage of extreme weather, international conventions on climate change, or special UN days, rarely do we participate in a sustained analysis of environmental policy making. To remedy this shortcoming and to propel the discussion forward, Peter J. Stoett provides a concise introduction to environmental governance. Through seven case studies, Stoett analyzes the ability of international policy to provide environmental protection and discusses the ever-present factors of equality, sovereignty, and human rights integral to these issues. While providing a panoramic view of the actors and structures producing these policies, Stoett reminds readers that the topic is personal, that responsible governance is not solely the charge of governments but of individuals and communities as well.

A History of Political Philosophy: From Thucydides to Locke

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Author: W. Julian Korab-Karpowicz

Publisher: Global Scholarly Publications

ISBN: 9781592671137

Category: Philosophy

Page: 400

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A History of Political Philosophy: From Thucydides to Locke is an engaged and lucid account of the major political theorists and philosophers of the ancient Greek, Roman, medieval, renaissance, and early modern periods. The author demonstrates the continuing significance of some political debates and problems that originated in the history of Western political thought. Recurring themes include discussions concerning human nature, different views of justice, the origin of government and law, the rise and development of various forms of government, idealism and realism in international relations, the distinction between just and unjust war, and the sources of public authority and the nature of legitimate sovereignty. The organizing principle of the book is the idea that the great political thinkers were searching for the best political order and a criterion for human conduct in both domestic and international politics. The book presupposes no previous knowledge of the subject. It is therefore a valuable introductory book for students of philosophy, politics, and international relations. As it opens eyes to the perceptions that historical knowledge may convey, it is also an illuminating and engaging reading for a general reader.