Political Theories of International Relations

From Thucydides to the Present


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


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 The archived conversations reproduced here, along with unpublished papers by Hans Morgenthau, Reinhold Niebuhr, and Paul Nitze, speak to this defensive stance.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.

Justice and Morality

Human Suffering, Natural Law and International Politics


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.

Hegel's Political Philosophy


Author: Thom Brooks

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 074865545X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

View: 1909

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

Hezbollah, Islamist Politics, and International Society


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.

War, Trade and Neutrality

Europe and the Mediterranean in the Seventeenth and Eighteen Centuries


Author: Antonella Alimento

Publisher: FrancoAngeli

ISBN: 8856845148

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 266

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Politics of International Law and International Justice


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

Interstate Relations in Classical Greece

Morality and Power


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


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.

Sicherheit in einer neuen Weltära

Festschrift für Erhard Forndran zum 65. Geburtstag


Author: Dietmar Fricke,Jörg Meyer,Erhard Forndran

Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften


Category: Political Science

Page: 303

View: 9059