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.
Series: Oxford Handbooks
Audience: 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 x 4.1
Weight (kg): 1.32