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Social Theory of International Politics

Author: Alexander Wendt

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521469609

Category: Political Science

Page: 429

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Develops a cultural theory of international politics which contrasts with the realist mainstream.

A Social Theory of International Law

International Relations As a Complex System

Author: Kazuko Hirose

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9789041121585

Category: Law

Page: 316

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There has long been an advocacy for the sociology of international law, and yet it has never been constructed so systematically and axiomatically as in this book. Based on vital terms such as 'action' and 'system, ' this book has conducted an investigation into the 'auspices' or the fundamental international sociological conditions over which international law is built, and accordingly, into how international law can control global relations. The significance of this work lies in its aim of showing by the application of a consistent logic, how complex observed phenomena can be explained and understood on the basis of certain shared fundamental perceptions drawn from common experience. By asking how a state acts in a complex system that consists of at least two subsystems having different goals and different logics, two specific issues are discussed: (1) The relationship between domestic and international law, namely, that between Article 9 of the Constitution of Japan and the UN Charter (especially the provisions for a collective security system as mentioned in chapter VII), (2) The relationship between international law and international politics, namely, the relationship between the prohibition of the use of nuclear weapons and the logic of nuclear deterrence.

Theories of International Relations

Contending Approaches to World Politics

Author: Stephanie Lawson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0745695132

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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Since the field of International Relations was established almost a century ago, many different theoretical approaches have been developed, each offering distinctive accounts of the world, why it has come to be the way it is, and how it might be made a better place. In this illuminating textbook, leading IR scholar, Stephanie Lawson, examines each of these theories in turn, from political realism in its various forms to liberalism, Marxism, critical theory and more recent contributions from social theory, feminism, postcolonialism and green theory. Taking as her focus the major practical issues facing scholars of international relations today, Lawson ably shows how each theory relates to situations ?on the ground?. Each chapter features case studies, questions for discussion to encourage reflection and classroom debate, guides to further reading and web resources. The study of IR is a profoundly normative enterprise, and each theoretical school has its strengths and weaknesses. Theories of International Relations encourages a critical, reflective approach to the study of IR theory, while emphasising the many important and interesting things it has to teach us about the complexities and challenges of international politics today.

Vom kriege

Author: Carl von Clausewitz

Publisher: N.A


Category: Military art and science

Page: N.A

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Zum ewigen Frieden, ein philosophischer Entwurf

Author: Immanuel Kant

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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World of Our Making

Rules and Rule in Social Theory and International Relations

Author: Nicholas Onuf

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135875472

Category: Political Science

Page: 340

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World of our Making is a major contribution to contemporary social science. Now reissued in this volume, Onuf’s seminal text is key reading for anyone who wishes to study modern international relations. Onuf understands all of international relations to be a matter of rules and rule in foreign behaviour. The author draws together the rules of international relations, explains their source, and elaborates on their implications through a vast array of interdisciplinary thinkers such as Kenneth Arrow, J.L. Austin, Max Black, Michael Foucault, Anthony Giddens, Jurgen Habermas, Lawrence Kohlberg, Harold Lasswell, Talcott Parsons, Jean Piaget, J.G.A. Pocock, John Roemer, John Scarle and Sheldon Wolin.

Constructivism and International Relations

Alexander Wendt and his Critics

Author: Stefano Guzzini,Anna Leander

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134319584

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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This new book unites in one volume some of the most prominent critiques of Alexander Wendt's constructivist theory of international relations and includes the first comprehensive reply by Wendt. Partly reprints of benchmark articles, partly new original critiques, the critical chapters are informed by a wide array of contending theories ranging from realism to poststructuralism. The collected leading theorists critique Wendt’s seminal book Social Theory of International Politics and his subsequent revisions. They take issue with the full panoply of Wendt’s approach, such as his alleged positivism, his critique of the realist school, the conceptualism of identity, and his teleological theory of history. Wendt’s reply is not limited to rebuttal only. For the first time, he develops his recent idea of quantum social science, as well as its implications for theorising international relations. This unique volume will be a necessary companion to Wendt’s book for students and researchers seeking a better understanding of his work, and also offers one of the most up-to-date collections on constructivist theorizing.

Making Sense, Making Worlds

Constructivism in Social Theory and International Relations

Author: Nicholas Onuf

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136219463

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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Nicholas Onuf is a leading scholar in international relations and introduced constructivism to international relations, coining the term constructivism in his book World of Our Making (1989). He was featured as one of twelve scholars featured in Iver B. Neumann and Ole Wæver, eds., The Future of International Relations: Masters in the Making? (1996); and featured in Martin Griffiths, Steven C. Roach and M. Scott Solomon, Fifty Key Thinkers in International Relations, 2nd ed. (2009). This powerful collection of essays clarifies Onuf’s approach to international relations and makes a decisive contribution to the debates in IR concerning theory. It embeds the theoretical project in the wider horizon of how we understand ourselves and the world. Onuf updates earlier themes and his general constructivist approach, and develops some newer lines of research, such as the work on metaphors and the re-grounding in much more Aristotle than before. A complement to the author’s groundbreaking book of 1989, World of Our Making, this tightly argued book draws extensively from philosophy and social theory to advance constructivism in International Relations. Making Sense, Making Worlds will be vital reading for students and scholars of international relations, international relations theory, social theory and law.

The State and International Relations

Author: John M. Hobson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521643917

Category: Political Science

Page: 258

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This book, first published in 2000, provides an overview of theories of the state found in International Relations.

Internationale Organisationen

Author: Volker Rittberger,Bernhard Zangl,Andreas Kruck

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 353119514X

Category: Social Science

Page: 279

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Internationale Organisationen mit globaler oder regionaler Reichweite (z.B. UN, IWF, Weltbank, WTO, EU) spielen eine zunehmend wichtige Rolle bei der Schaffung und Implementierung von internationalen Normen und Regeln, mithin bei Global Governance. Die Sicherheit, das ökonomische Wohlergehen, der Schutz der Menschenrechte und die ökologischen Lebensbedingungen von Menschen weltweit werden von der Fähigkeit bzw. Unfähigkeit internationaler Organisationen, Kooperation und Regieren jenseits des Nationalstaates möglich zu machen und zu stabilisieren, beeinflusst. Das Lehrbuch will die Leserin bzw. den Leser daher theoretisch informiert und empirisch fundiert mit den Entstehungsbedingungen, der Entwicklung, Funktionsweise und den Tätigkeiten internationaler Organisationen vertraut machen. Es führt in die wichtigsten Theorien über internationale Organisationen ein und bietet einen historischen Überblick über internationale Organisationen in verschiedenen Politikfeldern. Das Lehrbuch analysiert ferner die Akteure, Strukturen und Prozesse, die die Entscheidungsfindung in internationalen Organisationen prägen. Schließlich werden die Tätigkeiten eines breiten Spektrums internationaler Organisationen und deren Beitrag zur kooperativen Bearbeitung grenzüberschreitender Probleme in den Sachbereichen „Sicherheit“, „Wirtschaft“, „Umwelt“ und „Menschenrechte“ untersucht.

The Social in the Global

Social Theory, Governmentality and Global Politics

Author: Jonathan Joseph

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107022908

Category: Law

Page: 302

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Applies sociological concepts to international relations by examining how influential social ideas contribute to global governance.

Niklas Luhmann: Soziale Systeme

Author: Detlef Horster

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3050064927

Category: Philosophy

Page: 191

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Niklas Luhmann’s Social Systems (1984) is the cornerstone for his elaboration of systems theory. In this work, Luhmann adopted and transformed traditional terminology to develop his own terminology of systems theory. The essays in this volume facilitate access to Luhmann’s systems theory through explanations of the chapters of his book that follow the chronology of the original work with the aim of improving and deepening understanding.

A Relational Theory of World Politics

Author: Yaqing Qin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1107183146

Category: Political Science

Page: 402

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A reinterpretation of world politics drawing on Chinese cultural and philosophical traditions to argue for a focus on relations amongst actors, rather than on the actors individually.

A Cultural Theory of International Relations

Author: Richard Ned Lebow

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521871360

Category: Philosophy

Page: 762

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An original theory of politics and international relations based on ancient Greek ideas of human motivation.

Aufstieg und Fall des Kommunismus

Author: Archie Brown

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783549072936

Category: Communism

Page: 938

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Classics of International Relations

Essays in Criticism and Appreciation

Author: Henrik Bliddal,Casper Sylvest,Peter Wilson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135018669

Category: Political Science

Page: 276

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Classics of International Relations introduces, contextualises and assesses 24 of the most important works on international relations of the last 100 years. Providing an indispensable guide for all students of IR theory, from advanced undergraduates to academic specialists, it asks why are these works considered classics? Is their status deserved? Will it endure? It takes as its starting point Norman Angell’s best-selling The Great Illusion (1909) and concludes with Daniel Deudney’s award winning Bounding Power (2006). The volume does not ignore established classics such as Morgenthau’s Politics Among Nations and Waltz’s Theory of International Politics, but seeks to expand the ‘IR canon’ beyond its core realist and liberal texts. It thus considers emerging classics such as Linklater’s critical sociology of moral boundaries, Men and Citizens in the Theory of International Relations, and Enloe’s pioneering gender analysis, Bananas, Beaches and Bases. It also innovatively considers certain ‘alternative format’ classics such as Kubrick’s satire on the nuclear arms race, Dr Strangelove, and Errol Morris’s powerful documentary on war and US foreign policy, The Fog of War. With an international cast of contributors, many of them leading authorities on their subject, Classics of International Relations will become a standard reference for all those wishing to make sense of a rapidly developing and diversifying field. Classics of International Relations is designed to become a standard reference text for advanced undergraduates, post-graduates and lecturers in the field of IR.

Die Fabrikation von Erkenntnis

zur Anthropologie der Naturwissenschaft

Author: Karin Knorr-Cetina

Publisher: N.A


Category: Philosophy

Page: 357

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Der Fürst

Author: Niccolò Machiavelli

Publisher: Null Papier

ISBN: 3954185520

Category: Political Science

Page: 321

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»Ich muss leider zugeben, dass Machiavelli recht hat.« [Friedrich II.] Der Fürst (italienisch »Il Principe«) wurde um 1513 von Niccolò Machiavelli verfasst. Es gilt als sein Hauptwerk. Es geht in diesem politischen Werk Machiavellis um die Grundfrage: Wie kann man [d.i. der Herrscher, vulgo »Der Fürst«] in einer feindlichen politischen Umwelt erfolgreich sein, also Macht erwerben, sie erhalten und vergrößern? »Der Fürst« gilt als das erste Werk der modernen politischen Philosophie. Machiavelli wollte sich mit dieser Schrift, die er auch Lorenzo de' Medici widmete, bei den Medici, den Herrschenden, einschmeicheln, die ihn zuvor eingekerkert, gefoltert und ins Exil geschickt hatten. Gleichzeitig sah er Italien in Not; aufgerieben in Kleinstaaterei und umgeben von Feinden: Spanien, Frankreich und Deutschland, suchte er in diesem Werk eine Anleitung zur Bewältigung von politischen Krisen zu verfassen. »Wer glaubt, Machiavelli sage, Politik könne man nur mit Gift und Dolch, Lüge und Verbrechen machen, hat ihn gründlich missverstanden.« [Carlo Schmidt] Kapitel 23. Schmeichler sind zu fliehen [Ausschnitt] Ein Kapitel von größter Wichtigkeit kann ich nicht übergehen, da es einen Fehler betrifft, den die Fürsten selten vermeiden, wenn sie nicht sehr viel Verstand haben und nicht gut zu wählen wissen. Dies behandelt nämlich die Schmeichler. Es gibt gar kein anderes Mittel, um sich gegen die Schmeichelei zu sichern, als wenn man zeigt, das man die Wahrheit hören kann, ohne dadurch beleidigt zu werden: darf aber Jeder dir die Wahrheit sagen, so verletzt er die Ehrfurcht. Ein kluger Fürst muß daher einen dritten Weg einschlagen, gescheite Leute auswählen, diesen allein erlauben, ihm die Wahrheit zu sagen, aber doch nur über die Gegenstände, darüber er sie befragt; er muß sie aber über Alles befragen, ihre Meinung hören und dann selbst seine Entschließung fassen. Mit diesen Ratgebern muß er sich so benehmen, daß Jeder sieht, er werde desto mehr Gehör finden, je freimütiger er spricht. Null Papier Verlag

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