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The Oxford Handbook of International Relations : Oxford Handbooks - Christian Reus-Smit

The Oxford Handbook of International Relations

Oxford Handbooks

By: Christian Reus-Smit (Editor), Duncan Snidal (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st July 2010
ISBN: 9780199585588
Number Of Pages: 788

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The Oxford Handbook of International Relations offers the most authoritative and comprehensive overview to date of the field of international relations. Arguably the most impressive collection of international relations scholars ever brought together within one volume, the Handbook debates the nature of the field itself, critically engages with the major theories, surveys a wide spectrum of methods, addresses the relationship between scholarship and policy making, and examines the field's relation with cognate disciplines. The Handbook takes as its central themes the interaction between empirical and normative inquiry that permeates all theorizing in the field and the way in which contending approaches have shaped one another. In doing so, it provides an authoritative and critical introduction to the subject and establishes a sense of the field as a dynamic realm of argument and inquiry. The Oxford Handbook of International Relations will be essential reading for all of those interested in the advanced study of global politics and international affairs.

`Review from previous edition The Oxford Handbook of International Relations provides a magisterial overview of international theory today. It explains the diversity of the field and analyses the complex links between theory, method and political practice; it highlights the common stake in fundamental ethical questions about 'how should we act?'; and it raises large questions about how far progress in various sub-areas of investigation has advanced the field overall. This compelling work deserves to be a major teaching resource in the years ahead. But it should be more than that, namely a significant influence on the conversation between perspectives in the next phase of the development of the discipline.' Andrew Linklater, Woodrow Wilson Professor of International Politics, Aberystwyth University. `This blockbuster set is a must-have for scholars and students alike. Each volume is crafted by a distinguished set of editors who have assembled critical, comprehensive, essays. These volumes will help to shape the discipline for many years to come.' Theda Skocpol, Victor S. Thomas Professor of Government and Sociology, Harvard University. `This extraordinary series offers 'state of the art' assessments that instruct, engage, and provoke. Both synoptic and directive, the fine essays across these superbly edited volumes reflect the ambitions and diversity of political science. No one who is immersed in the discipline's controversies and possibilities should miss the intellectual stimulation and critical appraisal these works so powerfully provide.' Ira Katznelson, Ruggles Professor of Political Science and History, Columbia University.

Part I Introduction 1: Christian Reus-Smit and Duncan Snidal: Between utopia and reality: the practical discourses of international relations Part II Imagining the discipline 2: David A. Lake: The state and international relations 3: Michael Barnett and Kathryn Sikkink: From international relations to global society 4: Robert Cox: The point is not just to explain the world but to change it 5: Phillip Darby: A disabling discipline? Part III Major theoretical perspectives 6: Peter Katzenstein and Rudra Sil: Eclectic theorizing in the study and practice of international relations 7: William C. Wohlforth: Realism 8: Jack Donnelly: The ethics of realism 9: Benno Teschke: Marxism 10: Nicholas Rengger: The ethics of Marxism 11: Arthur A. Stein: Neoliberal institutionalism 12: James L. Richardson: The ethics of neoliberal institutionalism 13: Andrew Moravscik: The new liberalism 14: Gerry Simpson: The ethics of the new liberalism 15: Tim Dunne: The English School 16: Molly Cochran: The ethics of the English School 17: Ian Hurd: Constructivism 18: Richard Price: The ethics of constructivism 19: Richard Shapcott: Critical theory 20: Robyn Eckersley: The ethics of critical theory 21: Anthony Burke: Postmodernism 22: Peter Lawler: The ethics of postmodernism 23: Sandra Whitworth: Feminism 24: Jacqui True: The ethics of feminism Part IV The question of method 25: Andrew H. Kydd: Methodological individualism and rational choice 26: Friedrich Kratochwil: Sociological approaches 27: James Goldgeier and Philip Tetlock: Psychological approaches 28: Edward D. Mansfield and Jon C. Pevehouse: Quantitative approaches 29: Andrew Bennett and Colin Elman: Case study methods 30: Joel Quirk: Historical methods Part V Bridging the subfield boundaries 31: John Ravenhill: International political economy 32: Robert Ayson: Strategic studies 33: Douglas T. Stuart: Foreign policy decision-making 34: Terry Nardin: International ethics 35: Michael Byers: International law Part VI The scholar and the policy-maker 36: Henry R. Nau: Scholarship and policy-making: who speaks truth to whom? 37: Joseph S. Nye, Jr: International relations: the relevance of theory to practice Part VII The question of diversity 38: David L. Blaney and Naeem Inayatullah: International relations from below 39: Richard Little: International relations theory from a former hegemon Part VIII Old and new 40: Janice Bially Mattern: The concept of power and the (un)discipline of international relations 41: Toni Erskine: Locating responsibility: the problem of moral agency in international relations 42: Robert O. Keohane: Big questions in the study of world politics 43: Richard Rosecrance: The failure of static and the need for dynamic approaches to international relations 44: Steve Smith: Six wishes for a more relevant discipline of international relations

ISBN: 9780199585588
ISBN-10: 019958558X
Series: Oxford Handbooks
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 788
Published: 1st July 2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 17.7  x 4.1
Weight (kg): 1.32