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Men and Citizens in the Theory of International Relations - Andrew Linklater

Men and Citizens in the Theory of International Relations

Paperback Published: 23rd July 1990
ISBN: 9780333524367
Number Of Pages: 254

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This book deals with the tension between the obligations of citizenship and the obligations of humanity in modern theories of the state and international relations. It contains an historical overview of the way in which the relationship beween citizenship and humanity has been conceived in political theory since the 17th century. Drawing upon the German idea of freedom developed in the writings of Kant, Hegel and Marx, this book argues for the primacy of obligations to the human race. A postscript to this new edition provides a commentary on the writings of Habermas and Foucault. The line of argument developed in the first edition is reconsidered in the light of the current debate between critical theorists and anti-foundationalists. The case for a critical sociology of moral boundaries in international relations is presented in the final sections of the book. Andrew Linklater is also author of "Beyond Realism and Marxism: Critical Theory and International Relationships" and "New Dimensions in World Politics".

Part 1 Foundations of international political theory: The case for international political theory; men and citizens in international relations; internal and external concepts of obligation in the theory of international relations. Part 2 From rationalism to the philosophy of history: Pufendorf's theory of international relations; Vattel's society of states; Kantian ethics and international relations; the dissolution of rationalist international theory; freedom and hostory in the political theory of international relations. Part 3 A hierarchy of forms of international relations: from tribalism to political society; from citizenship to humanity.

ISBN: 9780333524367
ISBN-10: 0333524365
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 254
Published: 23rd July 1990
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.55
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised