International Political Theory After Hobbes: Analysis, Interpretation and Orientation by R. ProkhovnikInternational Political Theory After Hobbes: Analysis, Interpretation and Orientation by R. Prokhovnik

International Political Theory After Hobbes: Analysis, Interpretation and Orientation

byR. ProkhovnikEditorG. Slomp

Hardcover | January 5, 2011

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The idea of international political theory after Hobbes is a timely and lively focus through which to raise key questions about international politics, and to set up dialogues between historical political theory and contemporary theories of international relations about the legacy of Hobbes in international politics. The move by political theorists towards consideration of the international realm and the consequent blurring of the distinction between domestic and international politics over recent years has been marked. In the light of these changes, the role of Hobbes in the dominant realist theory of International Relations requires urgent re-examination. This book makes an important and distinctive contribution to the argument that international political theory is moving beyond the reading of Hobbes as a founding theorist of the modern state in an inter-state system perpetuated by orthodox International Relations. The volume brings together a set of internationally-respected researchers with an expertise on Hobbes' views on international relations in the context of the history of political thought, Hobbesian realism, and on Hobbes and contemporary international political theory.

CAMILLA BOISEN Research Associate at the National History Museum, Frederiksborg Castle, Denmark DAVID BOUCHER Professor in the School of European Studies at Cardiff University, Wales, UK GLEN NEWEY Professor in the School of Politics, International Relations and Philosophy at Keele University, UK RAIA PROKHOVNIK Reader in Politics at t...
Title:International Political Theory After Hobbes: Analysis, Interpretation and OrientationFormat:HardcoverDimensions:216 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.77 inPublished:January 5, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:023024114X

ISBN - 13:9780230241145


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