The Oxford Handbook of International Relations

Paperback | August 1, 2010

EditorChristian Reus-Smit, Duncan Snidal

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The Oxford Handbook of International Relations offers the most authoritative and comprehensive overview to date of the field of international relations. Arguably the most impressive collection of international relations scholars ever brought together within one volume, the Handbook debatesthe nature of the field itself, critically engages with the major theories, surveys a wide spectrum of methods, addresses the relationship between scholarship and policy making, and examines the field's relation with cognate disciplines. The Handbook takes as its central themes the interactionbetween empirical and normative inquiry that permeates all theorizing in the field and the way in which contending approaches have shaped one another. In doing so, the Handbook provides an authoritative and critical introduction to the subject and establishes a sense of the field as a dynamic realmof argument and inquiry. The Oxford Handbook of International Relations will be essential reading for all of those interested in the advanced study of global politics and international affairs.

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The Oxford Handbook of International Relations offers the most authoritative and comprehensive overview to date of the field of international relations. Arguably the most impressive collection of international relations scholars ever brought together within one volume, the Handbook debatesthe nature of the field itself, critically eng...

Professor Reus-Smit's research focuses on the politics of international ethics and institutions, and he has published widely on issues of global governance, multilateralism, human rights, and international relations theory. Professor Reus-Smit is currently engaged in projects on Resolving International Crises of Legitimacy (funded by ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:800 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.68 inPublished:August 1, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019958558X

ISBN - 13:9780199585588

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Part I: Introduction1. Christian Reus-Smit and Duncan Snidal: Between utopia and reality: the practical discourses of international relationsPart II: Imagining the discipline2. David A. Lake: The state and international relations3. Michael Barnett and Kathryn Sikkink: From international relations to global society4. Robert Cox: The point is not just to explain the world but to change it5. Phillip Darby: A disabling discipline?Part III: Major theoretical perspectives6. Peter Katzenstein and Rudra Sil: Eclectic theorizing in the study and practice of international relations7. William C. Wohlforth: Realism8. Jack Donnelly: The ethics of realism9. Benno Teschke: Marxism10. Nicholas Rengger: The ethics of Marxism11. Arthur A. Stein: Neoliberal institutionalism12. James L. Richardson: The ethics of neoliberal institutionalism13. Andrew Moravscik: The new liberalism14. Gerry Simpson: The ethics of the new liberalism15. Tim Dunne: The English School16. Molly Cochran: The ethics of the English School17. Ian Hurd: Constructivism18. Richard Price: The ethics of constructivism19. Richard Shapcott: Critical theory20. Robyn Eckersley: The ethics of critical theory21. Anthony Burke: Postmodernism22. Peter Lawler: The ethics of postmodernism23. Sandra Whitworth: Feminism24. Jacqui True: The ethics of feminismPart IV: The question of method25. Andrew H. Kydd: Methodological individualism and rational choice26. Friedrich Kratochwil: Sociological approaches27. James Goldgeier and Philip Tetlock: Psychological approaches28. Edward D. Mansfield and Jon C. Pevehouse: Quantitative approaches29. Andrew Bennett and Colin Elman: Case study methods30. Joel Quirk: Historical methodsPart V: Bridging the subfield boundaries31. John Ravenhill: International political economy32. Robert Ayson: Strategic studies33. Douglas T. Stuart: Foreign policy decision-making34. Terry Nardin: International ethics35. Michael Byers: International lawPart VI: The scholar and the policy-maker36. Henry R. Nau: Scholarship and policy-making: who speaks truth to whom?37. Joseph S. Nye, Jr: International relations: the relevance of theory to practicePart VII: The question of diversity38. David L. Blaney and Naeem Inayatullah: International relations from below39. Richard Little: International relations theory from a former hegemonPart VIII: Old and new40. Janice Bially Mattern: The concept of power and the (un)discipline of international relations41. Toni Erskine: Locating responsibility: the problem of moral agency in international relations42. Robert O. Keohane: Big questions in the study of world politics43. Richard Rosecrance: The failure of static and the need for dynamic approaches to international relations44. Steve Smith: Six wishes for a more relevant discipline of international relations

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"This extraordinary series offers 'state of the art' assessments that instruct, engage, and provoke. Both synoptic and directive, the fine essays across these superbly edited volumes reflect the ambitions and diversity of political science. No one who is immersed in the discipline'scontroversies and possibilities should miss the intellectual stimulation and critical appraisal these works so powerfully provide." --Ira Katznelson, Ruggles Professor of Political Science and History, Columbia University.