Scientific Realism And International Relations by J. JosephScientific Realism And International Relations by J. Joseph

Scientific Realism And International Relations

byJ. JosephEditorC. Wight

Hardcover | July 30, 2010

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Critical and scientific realism have emerged as important perspectives on international relations in recent years. The attraction of these approaches lies in the claim that they can transcend the positivism vs postpositivism divide. This book demonstrates the vitality of this approach and the difference that 'realism' makes.
BILL BOWRING is Professor of Law at Birkbeck College, University of London, UK, and is a practising barrister BOB JESSOP is Distinguished Professor of Sociology at Lancaster University, UK MILJA KURKI is Lecturer in International Relations theory at Aberystwyth University, UK, and currently the principal investigator of a European Rese...
Title:Scientific Realism And International RelationsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:258 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.63 inPublished:July 30, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230240062

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Table of Contents

Introduction; C.Wight & J.Joseph Reductionism, Emergence, and Explanation in International Relations Theory; D.Leon The International as Emergent: Challenging Old and New Orthodoxies in International Relations Theory; J.Joseph State Theory in International Relations: Why Realism Matters; M.Koivisto Inside the American State: Reconciling Structural and Interpretive Analyses Within a Critical Realist Perspective; D.Porpora What is Realism in International Law and Human Rights?; B.Bowring Is It Real? The Question of Juridical, Actual, and Causal Responsibility in Sovereign Debt Settlements; T.Hattori Critical Realism and the Analysis of Democratisation: Does Philosophy of Science Matter; M.Kurki Beyond the Closed vs. Open Systems Dichotomy. Exploring Possible and Likely Futures in Global Political Economy and Security; H.Patomaki Critical Realism, IR Theory and Marxism; F.Yalvaç World Market, World State, World Society: Scientific Realist Interrogations; B.Jessop Realism. For Real this Time: Scientific Realism is Not a Compromise between Positivism and Interpretivism; J.Rivas Notes Bibliography Index

Editorial Reviews

"Some of the most interesting new work in International Relations scholarship is conducted under the banner of "scientific" or "critical" realism, and this book brings together many of the major figures in this field in a collection that will be required reading for senior scholars and students alike." -- Chris Brown, Professor of International Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK