Marxism-Leninism and the Theory of International Relations

Author: V. Kubalkova,A. Cruickshank

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317369254

Category: Political Science

Page: 426

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Refuting the assumption that orthodox Marxist theory contains anything of relevance on international relations, this book, originally published in 1980, clarifies, reconstructs, and summarizes the theories of international relations of Marx and Engels, Lenin, Stalin and the Soviet leadership of the 1970s. These are subjected to a comparative analysis and their relative integrity is examined both against one another and against selected Western theories. Marxist-Leninist models of international relations are fully explored, enabling the reader to appreciate the essence and evolution of fundamental Soviet concepts as such as proletarian, socialist internationalism, peaceful co-existence, national liberation movement and détente.

Vietnamese Foreign Policy in Transition

Author: Ramses Amer

Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies

ISBN: 9789812300256

Category: Political Science

Page: 294

View: 402


This book studies Vietnam's emergence as a major actor in Southeast Asian and global affairs. It focuses its analysis primarily on the period since 1995 when Vietnam became the seventh member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). The analysis considers the impact of the Asian financial crisis on Vietnam. The contributors explore the sea change in Vietnamese foreign policy that emerged in the late 1980s and early 1990s as Vietnam moved from dependency on the Soviet Union to a more balanced and multilateral set of external relations.

Marxism and International Relations

Author: V. Kubálková,A. A. Cruickshank

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Science

Page: 297

View: 2146


Illustrating the association between Marxist theories of social relations based on economic structures and the realities of international relations, this study reconstructs theories of international relations put forth by Marx and Engels and explores the better-known theories of the Second International concerning imperialism and the nation. The authors also examine theories advanced by Marxist diplomats and intellectuals in recent years.

The Soviet Study of International Relations

Author: Allen Lynch

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521367639

Category: Political Science

Page: 197

View: 6470


'Dr Lynch's book is an insightful and incisive examination of Soviet theories and concepts of international politics and foreign policy. Not only does he provide a concise exposition of the orthodox Marxist, Leninist and Stalinist foundations of Soviet thinking on international affairs, but he also examines the important departures from that orthodoxy under Khrushchev and Brezhnev. More important, however, he focuses on the intellectual ferment which characterized the infrastructure of the Soviet foreign policy establishment during the past twenty years ... His elegantly written words and powerful expository style enable us to understand better both Soviet thinking and Soviet behaviour in international affairs.' Vernon Aspaturian, Chair of the Shulman Prize Committee, 1987

Gramsci, Political Economy, and International Relations Theory

Modern Princes and Naked Emperors

Author: Alison J. Ayers

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 1137356952

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 338

View: 2255


This book uses a multi-disciplinary approach to provide the most comprehensive and sustained engagement and critique of neo-Gramscian analyses available

Soviet Studies in Social Sciences

Author: Zafar Imam

Publisher: Concept Publishing Company


Category: Social sciences

Page: 211

View: 4033


Translations of twelve articles selected from Russian academic journals and research publications.

Theory of International Law

Author: Grigoriĭ Ivanovich Tunkin

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674880016

Category: Law

Page: 497

View: 5032


The 1970s promised important readjustments in relations among the great powers, perhaps a reconstituted Europe and Asia, as well as a possible new role for "third world" countries. National attitudes toward the law of nations both shaped and reflected developments of this nature. As a great power, the Soviet Union was a principal actor in what transpired, but until now there has been no systematic exposition in the English language of how Soviet jurists regarded the world legal order. The present volume, published in Moscow in 1970, is the most profound and comprehensive study of international legal theory yet produced by a Soviet jurist. Its author, who holds the Chair of International Law at Moscow State University and for many years was the legal adviser to the USSR Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is widely credited with elaborating the juridical underpinnings of peaceful coexistence in the USSR from the mid-1950s. This book, earlier versions of which have appeared in Eastern and Western Europe, contains the fullest statement of his views. Tunkin traces the development and shaping of international law since 1917, the processes of forming and modifying international legal rules, and the nature of state responsibility under the law of nations. Of special interest to the general reader and specialist in international affairs will be Tunkin's extensive discussion of the interaction among international law, foreign policy, and diplomacy; of the legal nature of international organizations; of the principal factors at work in international politics; and of the nature of legal ties among socialist countries. The latter has been a special concern following the Czechoslovak events of 1968 and the adoption of a comprehensive program for economic integration among socialist states. For this American edition, Tunkin has brought his book up to date and Dr. Butler has supplied an introduction, a translation note, a list of the author's publications, and a glossary of Russian international legal terms.

Theories of International Relations

Author: Scott Burchill,Andrew Linklater,Richard Devetak,Jack Donnelly,Terry Nardin,Matthew Paterson,Christian Reus-Smit,Jacqui True

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137311363

Category: Political Science

Page: 392

View: 1651


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.

Theories of International Relations

Author: Siegfried Schieder,Manuela Spindler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317753321

Category: Political Science

Page: 356

View: 3647


This book is a comprehensive guide to theories of International Relations (IR). Given the limitations of a paradigm-based approach, it sheds light on eighteen theories and new theoretical perspectives in IR by examining the work of key reference theorists. The chapters are all written to a common template. The introductory section provides readers with a basic understanding of the theory’s genesis by locating it within an intellectual tradition, paying particular attention to the historical and political context. The second section elaborates on the theory as formulated by the selected reference theorist. After this account of the theory’s core elements, the third section turns to theoretical variations, examining conceptual subdivisions and overlaps, further developments and internal critique. The fourth section scrutinizes the main criticisms emanating from other theoretical perspectives and highlights points of contact with recent research in IR. The fifth and final section consists of a bibliography carefully compiled to aid students’ further learning. Encompassing a broad range of mainstream, traditional theories as well as emerging and critical perspectives, this is an original and ground-breaking textbook for students of International Relations. The German edition of the book won the "Geisteswissenschaften International" Prize, collectively awarded by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation, the German Federal Foreign Office and the German Publishers & Booksellers Association.

Lenin and the Logic of Hegemony

Political Practice and Theory in the Class Struggle

Author: Alan Shandro

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004271066

Category: Political Science

Page: 402

View: 706


In Lenin and the Logic of Hegemony Alan Shandro traces the emergence of the concept of hegemony in Lenin's engagement with the concrete characteristics of the class struggle in Russia and thereby clarifies how the concept works.

International Relations: The Key Concepts

Author: Steven C. Roach,Martin Griffiths,Terry O'Callaghan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113501213X

Category: Political Science

Page: 446

View: 7711


‘To attempt such a difficult task requires ambition, confidence and skill. All three qualities are evident in this impressive reference book. It deserves a prominent place in all International Relations libraries’. Dr Scott Burchill, In Australian Journal of Political Science, 43:4, 747 — 766. Now in its third edition, International Relations: The Key Concepts, remains an important resource for anyone interested in international politics. Comprehensive and relevant, it has been fully revised to reflect the most important themes and issues in international relations in the post-9/11 era. Featuring new entries on: • The Arab Spring • Responsibility to Protect • Governmentality • Postcolonialism • Neoliberalism • Global Financial Crisis With suggestions for further reading and a useful guide to websites, International Relations: The Key Concepts is an ideal aid for students and newcomers to the field of International Relations.

Mao's China and the Cold War

Author: Jian Chen

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807898902

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 1299


This comprehensive study of China's Cold War experience reveals the crucial role Beijing played in shaping the orientation of the global Cold War and the confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union. The success of China's Communist revolution in 1949 set the stage, Chen says. The Korean War, the Taiwan Strait crises, and the Vietnam War--all of which involved China as a central actor--represented the only major "hot" conflicts during the Cold War period, making East Asia the main battlefield of the Cold War, while creating conditions to prevent the two superpowers from engaging in a direct military showdown. Beijing's split with Moscow and rapprochement with Washington fundamentally transformed the international balance of power, argues Chen, eventually leading to the end of the Cold War with the collapse of the Soviet Empire and the decline of international communism. Based on sources that include recently declassified Chinese documents, the book offers pathbreaking insights into the course and outcome of the Cold War.

International Relations Theory

The Essentials

Author: Oliver Daddow

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446291499

Category: Political Science

Page: 360

View: 7646


International Relations Theory: The Essentials provides a complete and concise introduction to the study of international relations theory, covering the main theories that you'll encounter on your course. In addition, its helpful study skills section shows you how to apply your knowledge to coursework and examinations, ensuring that you get the most out of your studies. This revised second edition includes: Coverage of the key theories in international relations, including new sections on Democratic Peace Theory, Pluralism and Solidarism and Norms An updated study skills section giving you guidance on responding to feedback and avoiding plagiarism, along with hints and tips for good essay writing, how to get the most out of lectures and seminars, and exam preparation A number of useful learning features; from 'questions to ponder' and 'common pitfalls', to lists of further reading and 'taking it further' boxes, which suggest ways in which you can extend your thinking beyond the classroom Written in a clear and accessible style, International Relations Theory: The Essentials is the perfect primer for both undergraduate and graduate students new to the topic of international relations theory, or for those simply looking for a refresher.

Soviet Marxism-Leninism

The Decline of an Ideology

Author: Alfred B. Evans

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780275947637

Category: Political Science

Page: 237

View: 7833


Examines the development of Marxist-Leninist ideology in the USSR from its origins to the collapse of the Soviet regime, arguing that Soviet Marxism-Leninism was subject to significant adaptation under various leaders. The work is based principally on an analysis of primary (Soviet) sources.

War and Change in World Politics

Author: Robert Gilpin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107392837

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

View: 5795


War and Change in World Politics introduces the reader to an important new theory of international political change. Arguing that the fundamental nature of international relations has not changed over the millennia, Professor Gilpin uses history, sociology, and economic theory to identify the forces causing change in the world order. The discussion focuses on the differential growth of power in the international system and the result of this unevenness. A shift in the balance of power - economic or military - weakens the foundations of the existing system, because those gaining power see the increasing benefits and the decreasing cost of changing the system. The result, maintains Gilpin, is that actors seek to alter the system through territorial, political, or economic expansion until the marginal costs of continuing change are greater than the marginal benefits. When states develop the power to change the system according to their interests they will strive to do so- either by increasing economic efficiency and maximizing mutual gain, or by redistributing wealth and power in their own favour.

The Soviet Theory of International Relations

Author: Margot Light

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312018917

Category: International law and socialism.

Page: 376

View: 8745


Soviet policy makers and international relations specialists believe that Soviet foreign policy is scientific because it is based on a Marxist-Leninist theory of international relations. This is a study of the historical origins and the content of that theory.

Causes of War

Author: Jack S. Levy,William R. Thompson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444357093

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

View: 7212


Written by leading scholars in the field, Causes of War provides the first comprehensive analysis of the leading theories relating to the origins of both interstate and civil wars. Utilizes historical examples to illustrate individual theories throughout Includes an analysis of theories of civil wars as well as interstate wars -- one of the only texts to do both Written by two former International Studies Association Presidents