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International Relations Theory for the Twenty-First Century

An Introduction

Edited by Martin Griffiths

Routledge – 2008 – 200 pages

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Description

International relations theory has been the site of intense debate in recent years. A decade ago it was still possible to divide the field between three main perspectives – Realism, Liberalism, and Marxism. Not only have these approaches evolved in new directions, they have been joined by a number of new ‘isms’ vying for attention, including feminism and constructivism.

International Relations Theory for the Twenty-First Century is the first comprehensive textbook to provide an overview of all the most important theories within international relations. Written by an international team of experts in the field, the book covers both traditional approaches, such as realism and liberal internationalism, as well as new developments such as constructivism, poststructuralism and postcolonialism.

The book’s comprehensive coverage of IR theory makes it the ideal textbook for teachers and students who want an up-to-date survey of the rich variety of theoretical work and for readers with no prior exposure to the subject.

Contents

1. Worldviews and IR Theory: Conquest or Coexistence? Martin Griffiths 2. Realism Colin Elman 3. Liberal Internationalism John Macmillan 4. Marxism Mark Rupert 5. Critical Theory Andrew Linklater 6. Constructivism Andrew Bradley Phillips 7. The English School Alex J. Bellamy 8. Poststructuralism Jenny Edkins 9. Feminism Cynthia Enloe 10. Postcolonialism Rita Abrahamsen 11. Theories of State Formation Heather Rae 12. International Political Economy Tom Conley 13. Worldviews and International Political Theory Anthony J. Langlois

Author Bio

Martin Griffiths is Associate Professor in International Relations in the Department of International Business and Asian Studies at Griffith University, Brisbane.

Name: International Relations Theory for the Twenty-First Century: An Introduction (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: Edited by Martin Griffiths. International relations theory has been the site of intense debate in recent years. A decade ago it was still possible to divide the field between three main perspectives – Realism, Liberalism, and Marxism. Not only have these approaches...
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