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Discourses of Global Politics : A Critical (Re)Introduction to International Relations - J. George

Discourses of Global Politics

A Critical (Re)Introduction to International Relations

By: J. George

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Published: 1st June 1994
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[A] provocative book which ought to be widely-used in courses and frequently cited in future debates...Jim George has written a lucid and useful guide to the critical theories of international relations which have appeared over the last ten years.' Andrew Linklater, Australian Journal of Political Science This important new text provides a broad-ranging and accessible critique of, and re-introduction to, International Relations drawing on the most significant critical perspectives in recent social science theory. These perspectives are carefully introduced and systematically applied to the dominant traditions in contemporary IR. 'Sure to be the alternative text for international relations courses...I can think of no other book that provides as comprehensive a tour of the presuppositions that guide both the mainstream's and the critics' approaches to interpreting international politics.' D.Campbell 'A very important contribution and an excellent teaching tool...George provides a comprehensive treatment of the philosophical bases of both traditional and critical work in IR.' M.J.Shapiro

Preface - (Re)Introducing the Theory as Practice of International Relations - Discourses of Modernity: Towards the Positivist Framing of Contemporary Social Theory and International Relations - The Making of International Relations: From Modernist Tradition to Cold War Discipline - The Positivist-Realist Phase: Morgenthau, Behaviouralism and the Quest for Certainty - The Backward Discipline Revisited: The Closed World of Neo-Realism - Critical Social Theory: Thinking Beyond the Orthodox Consensus - Thinking Beyond International Relations: The Critical Theory Challenge - Thinking Beyond International Relations: Post-Modernism; Reconceptualising Theory as Practice - Conclusion

ISBN: 9780333616857
ISBN-10: 0333616855
Series: Critical Perspectives on World Politics
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1st June 1994
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 15.0 x 12.0  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 19