A History of International Political Theory: Ontologies of the International

Perfect | January 5, 2010

byHartmut Behr

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Contemporary theory of international politics faces a twofold problem: the critical engagement with legacies of national power politics in connection to 20th Century International Relations and the regeneration of notions of humanity. This book contributes to this engagement by a genealogy of thoughts on war, peace, and ethics.

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Contemporary theory of international politics faces a twofold problem: the critical engagement with legacies of national power politics in connection to 20th Century International Relations and the regeneration of notions of humanity. This book contributes to this engagement by a genealogy of thoughts on war, peace, and ethics.

 He has published widely in international journals such as the European Journal of International Relations, Review of International Studies, Geopolitics, Encyclopaedia of Geography and International Political Economy.

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Format:PerfectDimensions:302 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 1 inPublished:January 5, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230524869

ISBN - 13:9780230524866

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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
PART I: UNIVERSALISM IN GREEK AND ROMAN ANTIQUITY AND CHRISTIAN POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
Greek and Roman Antiquity
Christian Political Pragmatism and Ethical Universalism - Aurelius Augustine and Thomas Aquinas
PART II: UNIVERSALISTIC THINKING FROM EARLY MODERN TIMES TO ENLIGHTENMENT
Universalistic Thinking in Christian Legal Philosophy - Bartolom de las Casas and Francisco de Vitoria
Universalistic Frameworks in Early Modern Political Theory
PART III: THE EMERGENCE OF PARTICULARISM IN THE 19TH AND 20TH CENTURY
Philosophies of National Interest
Manufacturing Inter-National Co-operation: The English School
PART IV: THE TRIUMPH OF PARTICULARISM IN THE 20TH CENTURY INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS THEORY
Neo-Realism and the Scientification of International Political Theory
Misreadings in IR: Re-assessing Morgenthau, Ideology, and the Reification-Problem
PART V: INSTEAD OF A CONCLUSION TOWARDS RENEWED ONTOL-OGY(IES)
Universal, Universalistic - Universalized
Loss of Ethics, or the Re-invention of Universal Thinking in Global Politics?
Notes
Bibliography
Index