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Introduction to International Relations Theories and Approaches

ISBN-10: 0199260583

ISBN-13: 9780199260584

Edition: 2nd 2003 (Revised)

Authors: Robert Jackson, Georg S�rensen

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Fully revised and updated to cover contemporary debates in international relations, the new edition of this successful textbook will provide an ideal introduction to the theories in world politics. The strengths and weaknesses of each theory are critically examined and their main points of contention are thoroughly discussed. NEW TO THIS EDITION:The book is accompanied by a dedicated WEBSITE - including case material, web links and further questions for each chapter. This site helps students fully understand IR theory and puts the theory into practice with analysis of real-life issues.Additional chapter on International Political Economy - one chapter covers classical theories and the other covers contemporary debates. Additional chapter on methodological debates - one chapter covers classical versus positivist approaches and the other covers post-positivist approaches.Chapter 10 on'New Issues in IR': the section on sovereignty has been upgraded to incorporate changes in statehood and new security challenges post September 11.
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Book details

List price: $51.50
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/13/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 360
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298

Georg Sorensen is Professor of Political Science at the University of Aarhus. He is the author of several books, including Democracy and Democratization: Processes and Prospects in a Changing World and Changes in Statehood: The Transformation of International Relations .

About this Book
List of Abbreviations
Why Study IR?
Summary
International Relations in Everyday Life
Brief Historical Sketch of the State System
The Global State System and the World Economy
IR and the Changing Contemporary World of States
Conclusion
Key Points
Questions
Guide to Further Reading
Web Links
IR as an Academic Subject
Summary
Introduction
Utopian Liberalism: The Early Study of IR
Realism and the Twenty Years' Crisis
The Voice of Behavioralism in IR
Neoliberalism: Institutions and Interdependence
Neorealism: Bipolarity and Confrontation
International Society: The English School
International Political Economy (IPE)
Dissident Voices: Alternative Approaches to IR
Which Theory?
Conclusion
Key Points
Questions
Guide to Further Reading
Web Links
Realism
Summary
Introduction: Elements of Realism
Classical Realism
Thucydides
Machiavelli
Hobbes and the Security Dilemma
Morgenthau's Neoclassical Realism
Schelling and Strategic Realism
Waltz and Neorealism
Neorealist Stability Theory
Realism after the Cold War: The Issue of NATO Expansion
Two Critiques of Realism
Research Prospects and Program
Key Points
Questions
Guide to Further Reading
Web Links
Liberalism
Summary
Introduction: Basic Liberal Assumptions
Sociological Liberalism
Interdependence Liberalism
Institutional Liberalism
Republican Liberalism
Neorealist Critiques of Liberalism
The Retreat to Weak Liberalism
The Counterattack of Strong Liberalism
Liberalism: The Current Research Agenda
Key Points
Questions
Guide to Further Reading
Web Links
International Society
Summary
Basic International Society Approach
The Three Traditions: Theory
The Three Traditions: Practice
Order and Justice
Statecraft and Responsibility
National Responsibility
International Responsibility
Humanitarian Responsibility
Critics of International Society
The Current Research Agenda
Key Points
Questions
Guide to Further Reading
Web Links
International Political Economy (IPE): Classical Theories
Summary
Introduction: What is IPE?
Mercantilism
Economic Liberalism
Marxism
Conclusion
Key Points
Questions
Guide to Further Reading
Web Links
International Political Economy: Contemporary Debates
Summary
The Debate on US Hegemonic Stability
Development and Underdevelopment in the Third World
Economic Globalization and a Changing Role for States
Recent Theoretical Developments in IPE
Conclusion: The Future of IPE
Key Points
Questions
Guide to Further Reading
Web Links
Methodological Debates: Classical Versus Positivist Approaches
Summary
Methodological Debates
The Behavioral Revolution
The Classical Approach Strikes Back
Positivist Methodology in IR
Policy Analysis
Conclusion
Key Points
Questions
Guide to Further Reading
Web Links
Methodological Debates: Post-Positivist Approaches
Summary
Critical Theory
Postmodernism
Constructivism
Normative Theory
Explaining IR Versus Understanding IR
Key Points
Questions
Guide to Further Reading
Web Links
New Issues in IR
Summary
Introduction
The Environment
Gender
Sovereignty
Changes in Statehood and New Security Challenges
Conclusion
Key Points
Questions
Guide to Further Reading
Web Links
References
Index