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Two Worlds of International Relations : Academics, Practitioners and the Trade in Ideas - Christopher Hill

Two Worlds of International Relations

Academics, Practitioners and the Trade in Ideas

By: Christopher Hill (Editor), Pamela Beshoff (Editor)

Paperback Published: 29th September 1994
ISBN: 9780415113236
Number Of Pages: 256

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In "Two Worlds of International Relations," Christopher Hill and Pamela Beshoff investigate the relationship between diplomats and deans, legislators and law professors, policy makers and professors. The book assesses the relevance of international relations to the issues of policy formulation and implementation. The authors present a wide array of perspectives from both professions, exploring the nature of political economy, historical studies, and international relations theory. They trace salient connection between theory and practice of international relations, and analyze the differences between the two methods of thinking.
Composed of a collection of writing from academics and practioners alike, this book looks at issues such as human rights, foreign direct investment, foreign service, and international law among other concerns. It proves itself to be a broad and high-minded inquiry into the tensions that exist between international theory and the very practices its aims to understand.

Notes on contributors
Preface
Academic International Relations: The siren song of policy relevancep. 3
The place of theory in the practice of human rightsp. 29
The historian and the Foreign Officep. 40
International political economy and the national policy-makerp. 54
The international lawyer: Inside and outside Foreign Ministriesp. 79
Foreign policy-making: Planning or reflex?p. 93
Holding policy-makers to account: The problem of expertisep. 118
Between two worlds: Think-tanks and foreign policyp. 139
History and policy-makers in Argentina and Britainp. 164
Buddy, can you spare a paradigm? American academics and the debate on foreign direct investment in the USAp. 188
The two worlds: Natural partnership or necessary distance?p. 211
Indexp. 226
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ISBN: 9780415113236
ISBN-10: 0415113237
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 29th September 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 1