International Political Theory After Hobbes: Analysis, Interpretation and Orientation

Hardcover | January 15, 2011

EditorRaia Prokhovnik, Gabriella Slomp

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The idea of international political theory after Hobbes is a timely and lively focus through which to raise questions about international politics. Contributors explore Hobbes’ views on contemporary international political theory and on international relations in the context of the history of political thought and Hobbesian realism.

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The idea of international political theory after Hobbes is a timely and lively focus through which to raise questions about international politics. Contributors explore Hobbes’ views on contemporary international political theory and on international relations in the context of the history of political thought and Hobbesian realism.

RAIA PROKHOVNIK Reader in Politics and International Studies at the Open University, UK. Her research interests include political theory, feminist theory, and the concepts of sovereignty and citizenship. She is the author of Sovereignty: History and Theory (2008); Sovereignties: Contemporary Theory and Practice (2007); Spinoza and Rep...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 8.9 × 5.63 × 0.77 inPublished:January 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:023024114X

ISBN - 13:9780230241145

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Table of Contents

Introduction; R.Prokhovnik& G.Slomp
ANALYSIS
The Politics of Motion and the Motion of Politics; G.Slomp
Hobbes, Public Safety and Political Economy; T.Sorrell
Leviathan and Liberal Moralism in International Theory; G.Newey
INTERPRETATION
Hobbes and the Subjection of International Relations to Law and Morality; C.Boisen& D.Boucher
Kantian Perspectives on Intervention: Transcending Rather than Rejecting Hobbes; H.Williams
The State of Nature as a Site of Happy Life: On Giorgio Agamben's Reading of Hobbes; S.Prozorov
ORIENTATION
Recasting the Hobbesian Legacy in International Political Theory; M.C.Williams
Hobbes, Origins, Limits; R.Walker
Hobbes, Sovereignty, and Politics: Rethinking International Political Space; R.Prokhovnik