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Evolutionary Interpretations of World Politics

Edited by William R. Thompson

Routledge – 2001 – 304 pages

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Description

First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Reviews

"A valuable portrait of evolutionary theory as applied to the study of world politics. In contributions that range from international history to contemporary political economy they capture the diversity and dynamism of this approach." -- Miles Kahler, Rohr Professor of Pacific International Relations, University of California, San Diego

"An innovative, potentially ground-breaking, book that will help the field of international relations move beyond realism and liberalism and onto a truly new perspective that provides non-obvious insights that will eventually produce new mid-range theories of world politics and the global economy." -- John Vasquez, Professor of Political Science, Vanderbilt University

"This thought-provoking collection of essays offers an authoritative survey of the state-of-the art in evolutionary thinking applied to a variety of topics in world politics. Analysts wanting to resurrect systemic international relations theory cannot afford to overlook this approach and its contributions." -- Lars-Erik Cederman, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles

"Evolutionary world politics proves itself to be a powerful paradigm for apprehending global change. This volume is evidence of its growing methodological sophistication, its adoption and use in alternative theoretical frameworks, and its enlightening application to a variety of questions about conflict, cooperation and the functioning of the global political economy." -- Robert A. Denemark, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Delaware

"This thought-provoking collection of essays offers an authoritative survey of the state-of-the art in evolutionary thinking applied to a variety of topics in world politics. Analysts wanting to resurrect systemic international relations theory cannot afford to overlook this approach and its contributions." -- Lars-Erik Cederman, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles

"[T]his impressive volume conclusively demonstrates that an evolutionary approach, in combination with political and sociologically oriented theories, may go along way toward improving our understandings of the mechanisms that govern and explain international change and institutionalization… a much needed collection of essays on evolutionary world politics, which is essential reading not only for IR theorists interested in evolutionary perspectives, but also for all IR theorist who are looking for better ways to explain international change and stability." -- The Journal of Politics, Emanuel Alder

Author Bio

William R. Thompson is Professor Political Science and Director of the Center for the Study of International Relations at Indiana University. He is the author of Emergence of the Global Political Economy (Routledge, 2000) and was formerly the co-editor of International Studies Quarterly.

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Categories: Politics & International Relations