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Role Theory and International Relations

Series Editor: Cameron G. Thies, Juliet Kaarbo

Advisory Board: Marijke Breuning (University of North Texas), Sebastian Harnisch (University of Heidelberg), Valerie Hudson (Texas A & M University), Paul Kowert (Florida International University), Stephen G. Walker (Arizona State University).

The Role Theory and International Relations Series aspires to attract and publish the latest and best research integrating knowledge in the field of International Relations with role theory. This aspiration cuts across a wide swath of subfields, including foreign policy analysis, peace and security studies, international political economy, diplomatic studies, and international organization. While each of these subfields of study is presently organized as an "island of theory," this series intends to integrate their signature phenomena within a system of knowledge, a "theory complex" or an alliance among different subfields. This series showcases the ability of role theory to generate useful theoretical insights on its own or in combination with existing theories across these traditional subfields. Role theory’s conceptual repertoire, plus its ability to span multiple levels of analyses and the major meta-theoretical divides in the discipline position it to be an important integrative force in the study of International Relations.

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  1. Environmental Politics and Foreign Policy Decision Making in Latin America

    Ratifying the Kyoto Protocol

    By Amy Below

    Series: Role Theory and International Relations

    Although the Kyoto Protocol, an international agreement to address global climate change, has been regarded by many as an unsuccessful treaty both politically and environmentally, it stands as one of the world’s few truly global agreements. Why did such a diverse group of countries decide to sign...

    Published December 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  2. The United States, Israel and the Search for International Order

    Socializing States

    By Cameron G. Thies

    Series: Role Theory and International Relations

    How do emerging states become full, functioning members of the international system? In this book, Cameron G. Thies argues that new and emerging states are subject to socialization efforts by current member states, which guide them in locating their position in the international system. Thies...

    Published December 16th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Role Theory and the Cognitive Architecture of British Appeasement Decisions

    Symbolic and Strategic Interaction in World Politics

    By Stephen G. Walker

    Series: Role Theory and International Relations

    Appeasement is a controversial strategy of conflict management and resolution in world politics. Its reputation is sullied by foreign policy failures ending in war or defeat in which the appeasing state suffers diplomatic and military losses by making costly concessions to other states. Britain’s...

    Published December 16th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Rethinking Foreign Policy Analysis

    States, Leaders, and the Microfoundations of Behavioral International Relations

    Edited by Stephen G. Walker, Akan Malici, Mark Schafer

    Series: Role Theory and International Relations

    Stephen G. Walker, Akan Malici, and Mark Schafer present a definitive, social-psychological approach to integrating theories of foreign policy analysis and international relations—addressing the agent-centered, micro-political study of decisions by leaders and the structure-oriented,...

    Published December 8th 2010 by Routledge

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Forthcoming Books

  1. China’s International Roles: Challenging or Supporting International Order?
    Edited by Sebastian Harnisch, Sebastian Bersick, Jörn-Carsten Gottwald
    To Be Published July 29th 2015

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