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
Series: Oxford Handbooks
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 788
Published: 1st July 2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 17.7
Weight (kg): 1.32