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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 287 new and published books in the subject of International Relations Theory — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Critical Imaginations in International Relations

    Edited by Aoileann Ní Mhurchú, Reiko Shindo

    Series: Interventions

    This exciting new text brings together in one volume an overview of the many reflections on how we might address the problems and limitations of a state-centered approach in the discipline of International Relations (IR). The book is structured into chapters on key concepts each...

    Published March 29th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Critical Rationalism and Globalization

    Towards the Sociology of the Open Global Society

    By Masoud Mohammadi Alamuti

    Series: Rethinking Globalizations

    Critical Rationalism and Globalization addresses how the access to critical reason enables people to shape a new social order on a global scale. This book demonstrates how the philosophy of critical rationalism contributes to the sociology of Globalization, through uncovering the role of critical...

    Published March 18th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Empire Within

    International Hierarchy and its Imperial Laboratories of Governance

    By Alexander D Barder

    Series: Interventions

    This book explores the reverberating impacts between historical and contemporary imperial laboratories and their metropoles through three case studies concerning violence, surveillance and political economy. The invasions of Afghanistan in 2001 and Iraq in 2003 forced the United States to...

    Published March 18th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Authority, Ascendancy, and Supremacy

    China, Russia, and the United States' Pursuit of Relevancy and Power

    By Gregory O. Hall

    Series: Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics

    Authority, Ascendancy, and Supremacy examines the American, Chinese, and Russian (Big 3) competition for power and influence in the Post-Cold War Era. With the ascension of regional powers such as India, Iran, Brazil, and Turkey, the Big 3 dynamic is an evolving one, which cannot be ignored because...

    Published February 26th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Sexing War/Policing Gender

    Motherhood, myth and women’s political violence

    By Linda Åhäll

    Series: Popular Culture and World Politics

    Historically, there has been reluctance, from mainstream IR scholars as well as feminists, to seriously engage with women’s agency in warfare. Instead, scholarship has tended to focus on women’s activism for peace or to ignore women’s agency altogether. This book rectifies this omission by...

    Published February 18th 2015 by Routledge

  6. The NGO Challenge for International Relations Theory

    Edited by William E. DeMars, Dennis Dijkzeul

    Series: Global Institutions

    It has become commonplace to observe the growing pervasiveness and impact of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs). And yet the three central approaches in International Relations (IR) theory, Liberalism, Realism and Constructivism, overlook or ignore the importance of NGOs, both theoretically and...

    Published February 18th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Domination and Global Political Justice

    Conceptual, Historical and Institutional Perspectives

    Edited by Barbara Buckinx, Jonathan Trejo-Mathys, Timothy Waligore

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    Domination consists in subjection to the will of others and manifests itself both as a personal relation and a structural phenomenon serving as the context for relations of power. Domination has again become a central political concern through the revival of the republican tradition of political...

    Published February 17th 2015 by Routledge

  8. The International Political Sociology of Security

    Rethinking Theory and Practice

    By Trine Villumsen Berling

    Series: New International Relations

    This book builds a theoretical approach to the intractable problem of theory/practice in international relations (IR) and develops tools to study how theory and practice ‘hang together’ in international security. Drawing on Pierre Bourdieu’s political sociology, the book argues that theory and...

    Published February 16th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Documenting World Politics

    A Critical Companion to IR and Non-Fiction Film

    Edited by Rens Van Munster, Casper Sylvest

    Series: Popular Culture and World Politics

    As a central component of contemporary culture, films mirror and shape political debate. Reflecting on this development, scholars in the field of International Relations (IR) increasingly explore the intersection of TV series, fiction film and global politics. So far, however, virtually no...

    Published February 10th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Nations and Democracy

    New Theoretical Perspectives

    By Amanda Machin

    Series: Routledge Advances in Democratic Theory

    A figure of enduring ingenuity, the nation has for centuries played a part on the socio-political stage. Whether centre stage or background scenery, it has featured in violent tragedies, revolutionary drama and nostalgic fable. Today, the nation is cast simultaneously in the roles of villain and...

    Published December 22nd 2014 by Routledge