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  1. The Tragic Vision of Politics: Ethics, Interests and Orders.Richard Ned Lebow - 2003 - Cambridge University Press.
    Is it possible to preserve national security through ethical policies? Richard Ned Lebow seeks to show that ethics are actually essential to the national interest. Recapturing the wisdom of classical realism through a close reading of the texts of Thucydides, Clausewitz and Hans Morgenthau, Lebow argues that, unlike many modern realists, classic realists saw close links between domestic and international politics, and between interests and ethics. Lebow uses this analysis to offer a powerful critique of post-Cold War American foreign policy. (...)
     
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    Weber’s Tragic Legacy.Richard Ned Lebow - 2017 - Journal of International Political Theory 13 (1):37-58.
    Weber’s corpus is characterized by four tensions: the epistemological between subjective values and objective knowledge, the sociological between social rationalization and irrational myths, the political among conflicting values, and the tragic between human conscience and worldly affairs. I explore how three of Weber’s successors struggled with these tensions. Theodore Adorno and Max Horkheimer, in the early postwar writings, sought to resolve them, as did Carl Schmitt—although in diametrically opposed directions. Hans Morgenthau sought to keep them alive but did not refine (...)
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    The Politics and Ethics of Identity: In Search of Ourselves.Richard Ned Lebow - 2012 - Cambridge University Press.
    Introduction -- Narratives and identity -- Homer, Virgil and identity -- Mozart and the enlightenment -- Germans and Greeks -- Beam me up, Lord -- Science fiction and immortality -- Identity reconsidered.
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  4. Theory and Evidence in Comparative Politics and International Relations.Richard Ned Lebow & Mark Irving Lichbach (eds.) - 2007 - Palgrave-Macmillan.
    This book explores the epistemology and the methodology of political knowledge and social inquiry. What can we know, and how do we know? Friedrich V. Kratochwil and Ted Hopf question all foundational claims of inquiry and envisage science as a self-reflective practice. Brian Pollins and Fred Chernoff accept their arguments to some degree and explore the implications for logical positivism. David A. Waldner, Jack Levy, and Andrew Lawrence address the purpose and methods of research. They debate the role of explanation (...)
     
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    Constructing Cause in International Relations.Richard Ned Lebow - 2014 - Cambridge University Press.
    Cause is a problematic concept in social science, as in all fields of knowledge. We organise information in terms of cause and effect to impose order on the world, but this can impede a more sophisticated understanding. In his latest book, Richard Ned Lebow reviews understandings of cause in physics and philosophy and concludes that no formulation is logically defensible and universal in its coverage. This is because cause is not a feature of the world but a cognitive shorthand we (...)
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  6. What Can We Know? How Do We Know?Richard Ned Lebow - 2007 - In Richard Ned Lebow & Mark Irving Lichbach (eds.), Theory and Evidence in Comparative Politics and International Relations. Palgrave-Macmillan.
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  7. Social Science as Case-Based Diagnostics.Steven Bernstein, Richard Ned Lebow, Janice Gross Stein & Steven Weber - 2007 - In Richard Ned Lebow & Mark Irving Lichbach (eds.), Theory and Evidence in Comparative Politics and International Relations. Palgrave-Macmillan.
  8. Ethics and International Relations: A Tragic Perspective.Richard Ned Lebow - 2020 - Cambridge University Press.
    Lebow demonstrates that foreign policies consistent with generally accepted ethical norms are more likely to succeed, and those at odds with them to fail. Constructing original data sets and analyzing multiple case studies, Lebow makes an empirical case for ethics in international relations. His approach looks to create a productive dialogue between those who ask primarily 'ought' questions and those who pose 'is' questions. The former want to establish appropriate criteria for the behaviour of state and non-state actors and the (...)
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  9. Reason and Cause: Social Science and the Social World.Richard Ned Lebow - 2020 - Cambridge University Press.
    Philosophy and social science assume that reason and cause are objective and universally applicable concepts. Through close readings of ancient and modern philosophy, history and literature, Richard Ned Lebow demonstrates that these concepts are actually specific to time and place. He traces their parallel evolution by focusing on classical Athens, the Enlightenment through Victorian England, and the early twentieth century. This important book shows how and why understandings of reason and cause have developed and evolved, in response to what kind (...)
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  10. Social Inquiry and Political Knowledge.Richard Ned Lebow & Mark Irving Lichbach (eds.) - 2007 - Palgrave-Macmillan.
    This book explores the epistemology and the methodology of political knowledge and social inquiry. What can we know, and how do we know? Friedrich V. Kratochwil and Ted Hopf question all foundational claims of inquiry and envisage science as a self-reflective practice. Brian Pollins and Fred Chernoff accept their arguments to some degree and explore the implications for logical positivism. David A. Waldner, Jack Levy, and Andrew Lawrence address the purpose and methods of research. They debate the role of explanation (...)
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    Max Weber’s Ethics.Richard Ned Lebow - 2019 - Journal of International Political Theory 16 (3):305-322.
    I offer a critique of Weber’s two ethics. The first layer is internal and concerned with their logics. The second layer considers the external knowledge necessary to apply them appropriately and ar...
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    Practical Judgement in International Political Theory: Selected Essays, Chris Brown , 320 Pp., $135 Cloth, $44.95 Paper. [REVIEW]Richard Ned Lebow - 2011 - Ethics and International Affairs 25 (2):235-237.
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    German Jews and American Realism.Richard Ned Lebow - 2011 - Constellations 18 (4):545-566.