Theories of International Relations, Third Edition

Burchill, Scott

The fully updated and revised third edition of this widely used text provides a comprehensive survey of leading perspectives in the field including an entirely new chapter on Realism by Jack Donnelly. The introduction explains the nature of theory and the reasons for studying international relations in a theoretically informed way. The nine chapters which follow--written by leading scholars in the US, the UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand--provide thorough examinations of each of the major approaches currently prevailing in the discipline. Read More Show Less Editorial Reviews Booknews An introduction to a range of theoretical traditions reflecting contemporary international relations conventions based on the idea that each can be categorized as either explanatory (making sense of global politics) or constitutive (concerned with the process of theorizing). The five contributing international relations scholars evaluate the dominant perspectives of liberal internationalism, realism, neo-realism, rationalism Marxism, critical and postmodern theory, and assess the impact of feminism and politics on the field. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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