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Contending Theories of International Relations A Comprehensive Survey

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ISBN-10: 0060417064

ISBN-13: 9780060417062

Edition: 3rd 1990

Authors: James E. Dougherty, Robert L. Pfaltzgraff

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Dougherty, James, Pfaltzgraff, Jr., Robert L., Contending Theories of International Relations: A Comprehensive Survey, 5th Edition*\ The most comprehensive and inclusive survey and synthesis available on the subject, this book makes the rich, ever-evolving complexity of IR theories accessible and fascinating for readers. Widely acclaimed for its vast scope, engaging writing style, and abundant citation of reference sources, the Fifth Edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the various paradigmatic and theoretical debates that have emerged since the end of the Cold War. The book incorporates the most significant current writings on all areas of theory from neorealism, neoliberal theory, postmodernism, and contructivism to globalization, ethnic conflict, international terrorism, and new approaches to deterrence amidst proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction technologies. For those interested in International Relations.
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List price: $60.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 1990
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Educational Publishers, Incorporated
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 608
Language: English

Preface
Theoretical Approaches to International Relations
Introduction
Early Approaches to International-Relations Theory
Modern Approaches to International-Relations Theory
The Development of International-Relations Theory
The Definition and Scope of International Relations
Traditional Theory: Balance of Power
From Realist to Neorealist and Neoclassical Realist Theory
Theoretical Foundations
Neorealist Theory
Realism, Neorealism, Neoclassical Realist Theory: Limitations and Contributions
System, Structure, Agent, and International Relations Theory
System and Structure
Structuralism and Structuration
Other Uses of System
Systems at the International Level
Theories of Polarity and International Stability
System Structure and Stability
Regional Subsystems in the International System
The Physical/Social/Environing Context: Constructing Reality
From Structure-Agent to Constructivism
Environing Factors: Earlier Twentieth-Century Approaches
Geographic Factors of National Power
Mahan, the Seas, and National Power
The Sprouts and Human-Milieu Relationships
Spatial Relationships and Conflict: Recent Work
The Clash of Civilizations?Redefining the Meaning of Borders
Critiques of Environmental Theories
The Older Theories of Conflict and War
Prerequisites of a General Theory of Conflict and War
Micro- and Macro-Theories of Conflict
Individuals and International Conflict
Conflict and Social Integration
Varieties of Conflict
Theories of War and Its Causes in Antiquity
The Philosophical Theories of the Nation-State Period
Modern Pacifist Theories
Bellicist Theories
Bellicists and Antidemocratic Theories
Anarchism and the Marxist Socialists
The Normative Theory of Just War in the Nuclear Age
Microcosmic Theories of Violent Conflict
Modern Studies of Motivations and War
Biological and Psychological Theories