International Relations Theory and Regional Transformation

February 23, 2012|
International Relations Theory and Regional Transformation by T. V. Paul
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Regional transformation has emerged as a major topic of research during the past few decades, much of it seeking to understand how a region changes into a zone of conflict or cooperation and how and why some regions remain in perpetual conflict. Although the leading theoretical paradigms of international relations have something to say about regional order, a comprehensive treatment of this subject is missing from the literature. This book suggests that cross-paradigmatic engagement on regional orders can be valuable if it can generate theoretically innovative, testable propositions and policy-relevant ideas. The book brings together scholars from the dominant IR perspectives aiming to explain the regional order issue through multidimensional and multi-causal pathways and seeking meeting points between them. Using insights from IR theory, the contributors offer policy-relevant ideas which may benefit conflict-ridden regions of the world.
Part I. Introduction: 1. Regional transformation in international relations T. V. Paul; 2. How regions were made, and the legacies for world politics: an English school reconnaissance Barry Buzan; Part II. Realist Perspectives: 3. Realism and neorealism in the study of regional conflict Dale C. Copeland; 4. Neoclassical realism and the...
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Title:International Relations Theory and Regional Transformation
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:320 pages, 8.98 X 5.98 X 0.59 in
Shipping dimensions:320 pages, 8.98 X 5.98 X 0.59 in
Published:February 23, 2012
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781107604551

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