International Theory : Positivism and Beyond

International Theory : Positivism and Beyond

Description

This book provides a major review of the state of international theory. It is focused around the issue of whether the positivist phase of international theory is now over, or whether the subject remains mainly positivistic. Leading scholars analyse the traditional theoretical approaches in the discipline, then examine the issues and groups which are marginalised by mainstream theory, before turning to four important new developments in international theory (historical sociology, post-structuralism, feminism, and critical theory). The book concludes with five chapters which look at the future of the subject and the practice of international relations. This survey brings together key figures who have made leading contributions to the development of mainstream and alternative theory, and will be a valuable text for both students and scholars of international relations.


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Details

Author(s)
Ken Booth, Steve Smith
Format
Paperback | 380 pages
Dimensions
152 x 229 x 21mm | 560g
Publication date
31 Oct 2009
Publisher
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
Publication City/Country
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
3 Tables, unspecified; 3 Line drawings, unspecified
ISBN10
0521479487
ISBN13
9780521479486
Bestsellers rank
958,249