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Agency, Structure and International Politics : From Ontology to Empirical Inquiry - Gil Friedman

Agency, Structure and International Politics

From Ontology to Empirical Inquiry

Hardcover Published: 20th November 1997
ISBN: 9780415152594
Number Of Pages: 180

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The concepts of agency and structure are of increasing and defining importance to international relations and politics as fields of enquiry and knowledge. This is the first book to explore the two concepts in depth in that context.
The agent-structure problem refers to questions concerning the interrelationship of agency and structure, and to the ways in which explanations of social phenomena integrate and account for them. This is an important contribution to the study of international relations and politics.

List of illustrationsp. vi
Prefacep. vii
Introduction: Agency, Structure, and International Relations Explanationp. 3
The Ontological Agent-Structure Problemp. 23
A Critique of Neorealism and Its Criticsp. 47
The Epistemological Agent-Structure Problemp. 64
Some Theoretical Implications of A Methodological Individualist Approach to International Politicsp. 85
Toward A Theory of International Politics Valuesp. 100
Change and Transformation of Values Underlying International Politicsp. 118
Conclusionp. 132
Notesp. 142
Referencesp. 157
Indexp. 167
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ISBN: 9780415152594
ISBN-10: 0415152593
Series: Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 180
Published: 20th November 1997
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.9  x 1.12
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1