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Constructivism in International Relations The Politics of Reality

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ISBN-10: 0521815444

ISBN-13: 9780521815444

Edition: 2002

Authors: Maja Zehfuss, Thomas Biersteker, Chris Brown, Phil Cerny

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Maja Zehfuss book offers a fundamental critique of constructivism, focusing on the work of Wendt, Onuf and Kratochwil. Using Germanys shift towards participation in international military operations as an illustration, she demonstrates why each version of constructivism fails in its own project and comes apart on the basis of its own assumptions. Inspired by Derridean thought, this book highlights the political consequences of constructivist representations of reality. Each critique concludes that constructivist notions of key concepts are impossible, and that this is not merely a question of theoretical inconsistency, but of politics. The book is premised on the notion that the empirical…    
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Book details

List price: $119.99
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 7/25/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 312
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Acknowledgements
List of abbreviations
Introduction
Identity change? Wendt's constructivism and German military involvement abroad
Intersubjectivity and the normative: Kratochwil's constructivism and German military involvement abroad
Words and world: Onuf's constructivism and German military involvement abroad
The politics of 'reality': Derrida's subversions, constructivism and German military involvement abroad
The politics of constructivism
Bibliography
Index