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European Approaches to International Relations Theory : A House with Many Mansions - Jorg Friedrichs

European Approaches to International Relations Theory

A House with Many Mansions

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Published: 20th May 2004
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A well-established community of American scholars has long dominated the discipline of international relations. Recently, however, certain strands of continental theorizing are being introduced into the mainstream.

This is a critical examination of European approaches to international relations theory, suggesting practical ways of challenging manistream thought. Freidrichs presents a detailed sociological analysis of knowledge production in existing European IR communities, namely France, Italy and Scandinavia. He also discusses a selection of European schools and approaches.

"In this engaging and thought-provoking book, Jorg Friedrichs makes a plea for the development of a 'Eurodiscipline' of International Relations (IR). In Friedrichs' view, such a 'Eurodiscipline' would be an effective way of counterbalancing American hegemony in IR and developing a much more pluralistic and self-reflexive approach. !The discussion of the American hegemony in IR, as well as the French, Italian and Nordic strategies, is a delight to read -- informed and informative, persuasive and with an eye for the broader connections between IR and developments in other disciplines. Indeed, this part of the book should become standard reading for anyone studying IR, supplemented by studies of the development of IR in other national contexts, including those outside Western Europe." Thomas Diez, Millennium, Volume 35.2, pp456-459

Preface
International Relations: Still an American social science?
Intellectual Hegemony as Structural Bias
The Production and Reproduction of Hegemony
The Social Construction of HegemonyIs it a good thing? Is it a bad thing?
Inventing a 'Eurodiscipline'
Conclusion
Developmental Pathways
International Relations Theory in France: Three generations of Parisian intellectual pride
Three Generations of French IR Theory
The First Generation: A-theoretical research International Law and Diplomatic History
The Annales School The Second Generation: Social and socialist theory
Raymond Aron: Historical sociology between theory and the event
Marcel Merle: Historical sociology as an inherently expansive task
Socialist Theory: Theory for practiceThe Third Generation: Post-theory
Zaki Laidi: Post-modernity as a crisis of sense
Bertrand Badie: Post-theory as a theoretical project
IR Theory in Other Domains
Conclusion
International Relations Theory in Italy: Between academic parochialism and intellectual adjustment
The Evolution of Italian IRSchools and Paradigms
Realist ApproachesGrotian Approaches
Liberal Approaches The Dissenters
IR Theory in Other Domains
Conclusion
International Relations Theory in the Nordic Countries: From fragmentation to multi-level research cooperation
Multi-Level Research Cooperation
The Substance of Scholarly Production
Scientific Revisionism
Scientific Revolutionism
Constructivist Security Studies
The Residual Box
Conclusion
Triangular Reasoning
Third Way or Via Media? The international society approach of the English school
International Relations Theory in Great Britain
The Conceptual Universe of the English school
The Question of Change
The English School as an Academic Formation
Reconvene the English School?
Conclusion
Middle Ground or Halfway House? Social constructivism and the theory of European integration
Seizing the Middle Ground
A Constructivist Research Program
Proto-Constructivism
Varieties of Constructivism
Conclusion
Theoretical Reconstruction
The Meaning of New Medievalism: An exercise in theoretical reconstruction
The Triple Dilemma of International Relations Theory
The Limitations of the Globalization Discourse
New Medievalism: Towards a conceptual synthesis Defining New Medievalism
Political Universalism: The nation state system
Economic Universalism: The transnational market economy Normative Implications
Epilogue
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780415332651
ISBN-10: 0415332656
Series: New International Relations
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 20th May 2004
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1