David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Westview Press (2000)
Think theory is thoroughly removed from explaining international crises such as Bosnia, Rwanda, and Korea? Think again! James Rosenau and Mary Durfee have teamed up to show how the same events take on different coloration depending on the theory used to explain them. In order to better understand world politics, the authors maintain, theory does make a difference. Thinking Theory Thoroughly is a primer for all kinds of readers who want to begin theorizing about international relations (IR). In this second edition, realism (the dominant theoretical perspective in IR), postinternationalism (Rosenau’s famed turbulence paradigm), and liberalism are treated together in a chapter that compares them along various analytic dimensions, which makes the book even more useful.In this new edition, the order and content of case chapters have been changed to better reflect the ways theory can be used to organize empirical material. The chapter on crises, which is now at the beginning, shows how systemic theories might cope with problems and evidence of a more local and temporally constrained nature. A chapter on the U.N. illustrates how systemic theories can cope with institutions, and the last chapter, on Antarctica, delineates how systemic theories can be used to generate hypotheses that then demand different kinds of evidence.
|Keywords||International relations Philosophy World politics|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Buy the book||$7.90 new (81% off) $41.00 direct from Amazon Amazon page|
|Call number||JZ1242.R665 2000|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Volker Rittberger (2006). International Organization: Polity, Politics and Policies. Palgrave Macmillan.
Patricia Owens (2009). Between War and Politics: International Relations and the Thought of Hannah Arendt. Oup Oxford.
Stephanie G. Neuman (ed.) (1998). International Relations Theory and the Third World. St. Martin's Press.
Scott Burchill (ed.) (2005). Theories of International Relations. Palgrave Macmillan.
Kimberly Hutchings (1999). International Political Theory: Rethinking Ethics in a Global Era. Sage Publications.
Peter R. Beckman & Francine D'Amico (eds.) (1994). Women, Gender, and World Politics: Perspectives, Policies, and Prospects. Bergin & Garvey.
Patrick Thaddeus Jackson (2010). The Conduct of Inquiry in International Relations: Philosophy of Science and its Implications for the Study of World Politics. Routledge.
Alexander Astrov (2005). On World Politics: R.G. Collingwood, Michael Oakeshott, and Neotraditionalism in International Relations. Palgrave Macmillan.
Robert H. Jackson (2007). Introduction to International Relations: Theories and Approaches. Oxford University Press.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads46 ( #44,777 of 1,692,771 )
Recent downloads (6 months)7 ( #32,727 of 1,692,771 )
How can I increase my downloads?