International Relations Theory for the Twenty-First Century

An Introduction

Author: Martin Griffiths

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134178964

Category: Political Science

Page: 200

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International relations theory has been the site of intense debate in recent years. A decade ago it was still possible to divide the field between three main perspectives – Realism, Liberalism, and Marxism. Not only have these approaches evolved in new directions, they have been joined by a number of new ‘isms’ vying for attention, including feminism and constructivism. International Relations Theory for the Twenty-First Century is the first comprehensive textbook to provide an overview of all the most important theories within international relations. Written by an international team of experts in the field, the book covers both traditional approaches, such as realism and liberal internationalism, as well as new developments such as constructivism, poststructuralism and postcolonialism. The book’s comprehensive coverage of IR theory makes it the ideal textbook for teachers and students who want an up-to-date survey of the rich variety of theoretical work and for readers with no prior exposure to the subject.

Theorien der internationalen Beziehungen


Author: Xuewu Gu

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3486711946

Category: Political Science

Page: 329

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Das einführende Lehrbuch beschäftigt sich mit dem Theorienbereich der internationalen Politik und stellt die wichtigsten Theorieansätze und Methoden in der Lehre der internationalen Beziehungen systematisch vor. Das Werk versteht sich als erster systematischer deutschsprachiger Überblick über und Einführung in die Theorien der Internationalen Beziehungen. In einem einführenden Kapitel widmet sich der Autor zunächst der Entstehung und Klassifikation von Theorien. Außerdem umreißt er kurz die Theoriegeschichte der Disziplin. Daran anschließend werden verschiedene Ansätze dargestellt. Ihre Kategorisierung erfolgt dabei entsprechend ihres Blicks auf ein Grundproblem der Staatenwelt: die Anarchie im Sinne einer fehlenden Regelungsinstanz für zwischenstaatliche Beziehungen. "Pessimistische" Ansätze wie der Neorealismus sind dementsprechend jene, die von einer Unüberwindbarkeit dieser Anarchie ausgehen, "optimistische" wie der Neoliberalismus glauben an eine mögliche Überwindung durch Kooperation. "Neutrale" Ansätze, etwa die Systemtheorie, rücken nicht die Anarchie in den Mittelpunkt, sondern fragen nach Ursachen und Ausformungen des Verhaltens von Staaten in bestimmten Situationen. Das Buch richtet sich an alle Studierenden der Politikwissenschaft, die erstmals mit dem Teilbereich der Internationalen Beziehungen zu tun haben.

Handbook of Africa's International Relations

Author: Tim Murithi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136636951

Category: Reference

Page: 512

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Africa’s international relations have often been defined and oriented by the dominant international and geopolitical agendas of the day. In the aftermath of colonialism the Cold War became a dominant paradigm that defined the nature of the continent’s relationship with the rest of the world. The contemporary forces of globalization are now exerting an undue influence and impact upon Africa’s international relations. Increasingly, the African continent is emerging as a vocal, and in some respects an influential, actor in international relations. There is a paucity of analysis and research on this emerging trend. This timely book proposes to fill this analytical gap by engaging with a wide range of issues, with chapters written by experts on a variety of themes. The emerging political prominence of the African continent on the world stage is predicated on an evolving internal process of continental integration. In particular, there are normative and policy efforts to revive the spirit of Pan-Africanism: the 21st century is witnessing the evolution of Pan-Africanism, notably through the constitution and establishment of the African Union (AU). Given the fact that there is a dearth of analysis on this phenomemon, this volume will also interrogate the notion of Pan-Africanism through various lenses – notably peace and security, development, the environment and trade. The volume will also engage with the emerging role of the AU as an international actor, e.g. with regard to its role in the reform of the United Nations Security Council, climate change, the International Criminal Court (ICC), the treaty establishing Africa as a nuclear-free zone, Internally Displaced Persons, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), international trade, the environment, public health issues, security, and development issues. This book will assess how the AU’s role as an international actor is complicated by the difficulty of promoting consensus among African states and then maintaining that consensus in the face of often divergent national interests. This book will in part assess the role of the AU in articulating collective and joint policies and in making interventions in international decision and policy-making circles. The Handbook will also assess the role of African social movements and their relationship with global actors. The role of African citizens in ameliorating their own conditions is often underplayed in the international relations discourse, and this volume will seek to redress this oversight. Throughout the book the various chapters will also assess the role that these citizen linkages have contributed towards continental integration and in confronting the challenges of globalization.

The Global Resurgence of Religion and the Transformation of International Relations

The Struggle for the Soul of the Twenty-First Century

Author: S. Thomas

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1403973997

Category: Social Science

Page: 300

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This book is about the global resurgence of culture and religion in international relations, and how these social changes are transforming our understanding of International Relation theory, and the key policy-related issue areas in world politics. It is evident in the on-going debates over the 'root causes' of 9/11 that there are many scholars, journalists and members of the public who still believe culture and religion can be explained away by appeals to more 'basic' economic, social or political forces in society. Therefore The Global Resurgence of Religion and the Transformation of International Relations presents an argument for taking culture - and particularly religion - as social forces that are important for understanding world politics in the post-Westphalian era.

Global Security in the Twenty-first Century

The Quest for Power and the Search for Peace

Author: Sean Kay

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742537675

Category: Political Science

Page: 380

View: 6657


A second edition of this book is now available. Offering a balanced introduction to contemporary security dilemmas, this book takes as its central theme the key but evolving role of power within the international system. Combining theory and practice, Sean Kay surveys the full range of conceptual frameworks for thinking about power and peace and examines a wide array of current flashpoints in the Middle East, Asia, and Eurasia. He also explores trade and technology, the militarization of space, the privatization of security, the use of sanctions, ethnic conflict, transnational crime, and terrorism. The book goes beyond common understandings of national defense to consider human security in the form of human rights, democracy, population, health, environment, and energy. Writing in an engaging style, Kay integrates traditional and emerging challenges in one easily accessible study that gives readers the tools they need to develop a thoughtful and nuanced understanding of global security.

Introduction to International Relations

Perspectives and Themes

Author: Jill Steans,Lloyd Pettiford,Thomas Diez

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780582894037

Category: Political Science

Page: 274

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Introduction to International Relations is the International Relations student's passport to success. Based on many years of active research and teaching it takes the discipline's most difficult aspects and makes them accessible and interesting. Armed with this insight, the 'real world' of news and current affairs takes on new meaning. Each chapter builds up an understanding of the different ways of looking at the world. From liberalism through to green politics, it examines how different perspectives have developed, who has influenced them the most, and what position they represent on key issues in global politics. The clarity of presentation allows students to rapidly develop a theoretical framework and to apply this knowledge widely; both as a way of understanding more advanced theoretical texts and events in world politics. Key to the book: - A comprehensive guide to International Relations theory for undergraduates - A lively and student-friendly approach that helps readers to compare and contrast theoretical perspectives - An incisive and easy-to-understand description of theory - Difficult jargon explained and demystified - Illustrated with examples form world events - Clear and economical coverage of complex and crucial material Jill Steans and Lloyd Pettiford are both experienced teachers and researchers in international relations. Jill is currently Senior Lecturer in International Relations at Birmingham University. Lloyd is Associate Dean of the School of Arts, Communication and Culture at Nottingham Trent University.

Entterritoriale Politik

Von den Internationalen Beziehungen zur Netzwerkanalyse. Mit einer Fallstudie zum globalen Terrorismus

Author: Hartmut Behr

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3322805514

Category: Political Science

Page: 356

View: 6569


Die Studie fragt nach der Zukunft des von der Staatenwelt ausgehenden, räumlich-territorialen politischen Ordnungsdenkens. Dabei wird der Funktionsverlust des nationalstaatlichen Raum- und Territorialitätsbegriffes im Kontext globaler Politik konstatiert und konzeptionell herausgearbeitet. Für die Internationalen Beziehungen bedeutet dies eine Zusammenführung von postmodernen und traditionalistischen Ansätzen zu einem eigenständigen Konzept für die Analyse globaler Politik.

Der Aufstieg der Anderen

das postamerikanische Zeitalter

Author: Fareed Zakaria

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783886809172

Category: East and West

Page: 303

View: 5965


Der Verfasser erklärt in seinem Buch, warum wir am Beginn eines neuen, postamerikanischen Zeitalters stehen und dennoch auf eine starke Rolle der USA unter ihrem neuen Präsidenten Barack Obama angewiesen sind.

Radicalizing Democracy for the Twenty-first century

Author: Jane Mummery

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315436833

Category: Philosophy

Page: 268

View: 5741


While the subject of democracy has been explored by philosophers since ancient times, in the last few decades democracy has been taken for granted in the West as the political norm. The recognition of democracy as an empty concept in Western political discourse and the emergence of theories of radical democracy have renewed engagement in democratic theory and politics. Radicalizing Democracy for the Twenty-first Century explores the radicalizing movement in democratic thought and: • Introduces readers to the key debates in contemporary philosophical theories about democracy. • Confronts popular assumptions about democracy. • Provides a philosophical underpinning for the rise of radical democratic theories, movements and politics. • Examines how radical democracy can respond to the challenges of the contemporary world. Radicalizing Democracy for the Twenty-first Century is an important resource for students, scholars and university teachers in the field of political philosophy, political theory and international relations.

The English School of International Relations

A Contemporary Reassessment

Author: Andrew Linklater,Hidemi Suganami

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139452703

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

View: 7342


What is the English School of International Relations and why is there increasing interest in it? Linklater and Suganami provide a comprehensive account of this distinctive approach to the study of world politics which highlights coexistence and cooperation, as well as conflict, in the relations between sovereign states. In the first book-length volume of its kind, the authors present a comprehensive discussion of the rise and development of the English School, its principal research agenda, and its epistemological and methodological foundations. The authors further consider the English School's position on progress in world politics, its relationship with Kantian thought, its conception of a sociology of states-systems and its approach to good international citizenship as a means of reducing harm in world politics. Lucidly written and unprecedented in its coverage, this book is essential reading for anyone interested in international relations and politics worldwide.

Foreign Policy

Theories, Actors, Cases

Author: Steve Smith,Amelia Hadfield,Tim Dunne

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199596239

Category: Political Science

Page: 543

View: 593


Foreign Policy is unique in that it combines theories, actors and cases in one volume. This approach encourages the reader to appreciate a balanced view of the theory, and how foreign policy is carried out in the real world.

The NGO Challenge for International Relations Theory

Author: William E. DeMars,Dennis Dijkzeul

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317542061

Category: Political Science

Page: 358

View: 4006


It has become commonplace to observe the growing pervasiveness and impact of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs). And yet the three central approaches in International Relations (IR) theory, Liberalism, Realism and Constructivism, overlook or ignore the importance of NGOs, both theoretically and politically. Offering a timely reappraisal of NGOs, and a parallel reappraisal of theory in IR—the academic discipline entrusted with revealing and explaining world politics, this book uses practice theory, global governance, and new institutionalism to theorize NGO accountability and analyze the history of NGOs. This study uses evidence from empirical data from Europe, Africa, Latin America, the Middle East and Asia and from studies that range across the issue-areas of peacebuilding, ethnic reconciliation, and labor rights to show IR theory has often prejudged and misread the agency of NGOs. Drawing together a group of leading international relations theorists, this book explores the frontiers of new research on the role of such forces in world politics and is required reading for students, NGO activists, and policy-makers.

Gramsci, Political Economy, and International Relations Theory

Modern Princes and Naked Emperors

Author: A. Ayers

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230616615

Category: Political Science

Page: 258

View: 9062


This book seeks to provide the most comprehensive and sustained engagement and critique of neo-Gramscian analyses available in the literature. In examining neo-Gramscian analyses in IR/IPE, the book engages with two fundamental concerns in international relations: (i) The question of historicity and (ii) The analysis of radical transformation.

Pondering Postinternationalism

A Paradigm for the Twenty-First Century?

Author: Heidi H. Hobbs

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791445082

Category: Political Science

Page: 253

View: 6835


Notable scholars explore James Rosenau's postinternational paradigm--an alternative view to traditional international relations.

Das Globalisierungs-Paradox

die Demokratie und die Zukunft der Weltwirtschaft

Author: Dani Rodrik

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406613517


Page: 415

View: 2912


Ein Plädoyer gegen Hyperglobalisierung und für eine gewisse demokratische Renationalisierung der Wirtschaftspolitik.