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Contexts of International Politics : Cambridge Studies in International Relations - Gary Goertz

Contexts of International Politics

Cambridge Studies in International Relations

Paperback

Published: 23rd January 1995
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In this book Gary Goertz examines how states interact with their environment, and contexts which are important in understanding international politics. He presents a philosophical, methodological and empirical discussion of three important contexts which affect decision makers: history, system structure, and international norms. The effects of these contexts are explored by viewing context in turn as cause, as changing meaning, and as a barrier. The book engages with the literature on structural realism and international regimes, and uses rational actor and diffusion models as theoretical references. A number of concrete studies are provided using these contextual tools, including oil nationalisation, USSR-East European relations, enduring rivalries, and decolonisation. These empirical examples illustrate the fruitfulness of the contextual approach to international politics.

"Goertz is in thorough command of current research. His work may be viewed as a kind of Forschungbericht which gathers the research accomplished to-date, pointing to missing links, weak connections, weighing achievements, and suggesting areas worthy of further study." Terry Pickett, Canadian Review of Studies in Nationalism

Introduction
Modes of context
Context as changing meaning
Contextual indicators
Rational actor and diffusion models
Barrier models of context
Oil nationalization, 1918-1980
Eastern Europe, 1945-1989
Historical contexts
Enduring rivalries
The context of international norms
The norm of decolonization
Postface: interacting contexts and explaining contexts
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ISBN: 9780521469722
ISBN-10: 0521469724
Series: Cambridge Studies in International Relations
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 310
Published: 23rd January 1995
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.46