German Thought and International Relations: The Rise and Fall of a Liberal Project

Hardcover | April 15, 2009

byRobbie Shilliam

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A fundamental question for IR is whether the value system of liberalism can be universalized, or if, in fact, the illiberal reality of international politics systematically rules out such a universalization. The book addresses this issue by focusing on the rise and fall of a specific liberal project supported by influential German intellectuals.

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A fundamental question for IR is whether the value system of liberalism can be universalized, or if, in fact, the illiberal reality of international politics systematically rules out such a universalization. The book addresses this issue by focusing on the rise and fall of a specific liberal project supported by influential German inte...

ROBBIE SHILLIAM is Lecturer in International Relations at the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Prior to this he was the Hedley Bull Junior Research Fellow at the University of Oxford, UK.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 8.82 × 5.61 × 0.85 inPublished:April 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

PART I
Introduction
1789: The Revolution of Backwardness
PART II
Kants Corporate Enlightenment
Hegels Revolution of Philosophy
Interlude: Vormrz
Webers Realpolitik
PART III
Epilogue: Weimar
Morgenthaus Existential Crisis
Conclusion