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    Commonsense constructivism, or, The making of world affairs.Ralph Pettman - 2000 - Armonk, N.Y.: M.E. Sharpe.
    Fully accessible to students and scholars alike, this engaging book introduces the constructivist approach to understanding world affairs.
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    Intending the World: A Phenomenology of International Affairs.Ralph Pettman - 2008 - Melbourne University Press.
    How we look at the world is informed mainly by our assumptions and the ways in which we rationalise them. Seldom do we rely-or allow ourselves to rely-on 'gut thinking' or intuition. INTENDING THE WORLD shows how rationalism, which is our primary approach in thinking about world affairs, is in crisis. By studying the world rationalistically, we objectify it and we look at it as detached from ourselves. But in doing so, we cease to see that we are using a (...)
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  3. Moral Claims in World Affairs.Ralph Pettman & Kenneth W. Thompson - 1980 - Ethics 91 (1):151-153.
     
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    World politics: rationalism and beyond.Ralph Pettman - 2001 - New York : Palgrave,: Palgrave.
    This book provides an overview of the entire discipline of world affairs in a way that makes immediate sense. It is also a critique of the limits that rationalism sets on how we know world affairs, showing how we might transcend these limits by augmenting rationalist research with non-rationalist techniques. It should appeal to anyone interested in why analysts so often seem to explain world affairs inaccurately and misunderstand what these affairs mean.
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