Neorealism and Its Critics by Robert KeohaneNeorealism and Its Critics by Robert Keohane

Neorealism and Its Critics

EditorRobert Keohane

Paperback | June 18, 1986

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Sparked by Kenneth Waltz's Theory of International Relations, this classic text is a summary of current thinking on neorealism, a revival of the tradition that emphasizes state power struggles in world affairs. With contributions by John Ruggie, Robert Cox, Richard Ashley, and Robert Gilpin, the book also includes an introductory essay by Keohane and a concluding chapter by Waltz.

Robert O. Keohane is Professor of Government at Harvard University. He is author ofAfter Hegemony: Cooperation and Discord in the World Political Economy and coauthor (with Joseph S. Nye) ofPower and Interdependence: World Politics in Transition (1997).
Title:Neorealism and Its CriticsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:378 pagesPublished:June 18, 1986Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0231063490

ISBN - 13:9780231063494

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Table of Contents

1. Realism, Neorealism and the Study of World Politics, by Robert O. Keohane2. Laws and Theories, by Kenneth N. Waltz3. Reductionist and Systemic Theories, by Kenneth N. Waltz4. Political Structures, by Kenneth N. Waltz5. Anarchic Orders and Balances of Power, by Kenneth N. Waltz6. Continuity and Transformation in the World Polity: Toward a Neorealist Synthesis, by John Gerard Ruggie7. Theory of World Politics: Structural Realism and Beyond, by Robert O. Keohane8. Social Forces, States and World Orders: Beyond International Relations Theory, by Robert W. Cox9. The Poverty of Neorealism, by Richard K. Ashley10. The Richness of the Tradition of Political Realism, by Robert G. Gilpin11. Reflections on Theory of International Politics: A Response to My Critics, by Kenneth N. Waltz

From Our Editors

One of the liveliest debates in American international relations theory today concerns 'neorealism, ' a revival of the tradition that emphasizes the role of inter-state power struggles in world affairs. The debate was sparked by the 1979 publication of Kenneth N. Waltz's Theory of International Relations, which systematized realism as a coherent, deductive theory. This volume provides a unique summary of current thinking on neorealism. Ideal for course use, it presents key portions of Waltz's book along with the most significant critical evaluations of the topic by other leading scholars.