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The Realist Tradition and the Limits of International Relations : Cambridge Studies in International Relations - Michael C. Williams

The Realist Tradition and the Limits of International Relations

Cambridge Studies in International Relations

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Although thinkers such as Thucydides, Rousseau and Hobbes are considered central to the realist tradition, Michael Williams re-evaluates their positions. Arguing that such philosophers were not concerned with methodological issues of rationality and anarchy, as commonly interpreted, Williams asserts that they wanted to establish political practices for leaders which would ensure order. His original interpretation of major thinkers will interest scholars of international relations and the history of ideas.

"If we needed any more evidence of realism's resurgence in the field of International Relations, then Michael C. Williams's original and thought-provoking book on the realist tradition should serve as the final testament ... This is a book that all realists and their critics should ponder.' International Affairs 'This book makes an important contribution to recent efforts to reinterpret realism.' Political Studies Review

Introduction
Sceptical states: Hobbes
Rousseau, realism and realpolitik
Hans Morgenthau and the historical construction of realism
The tyranny of false polarities
The ethic of responsibility
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ISBN: 9780521827522
ISBN-10: 0521827523
Series: Cambridge Studies in International Relations
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 6th January 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.55