Theories of International Relations

Paperback | May 10, 2013

byScott Burchill, Andrew Linklater, Richard Devetak

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The fully updated and revised fifth edition of this widely-used text provides a comprehensive survey of leading perspectives in the field. Updated throughout to take account of major events and developments, such as the Arab Spring, it also includes new material on neo-realism and neo-liberalism, postcolonialism and cosmopolitanism.

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The fully updated and revised fifth edition of this widely-used text provides a comprehensive survey of leading perspectives in the field. Updated throughout to take account of major events and developments, such as the Arab Spring, it also includes new material on neo-realism and neo-liberalism, postcolonialism and cosmopolitanism.

Scott Burchill is Senior Lecturer in International Relations at Deakin University, Australia. Andrew Linklater is Woodrow Wilson Professor of International Politics at Aberystwyth University, UK. Richard Devetak is Associate Professor in International Relations at the University of Queensland, Australia. Jack Donnelly is Andrew W. Mel...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:392 pages, 9.45 × 6.04 × 0.87 inPublished:May 10, 2013Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230362230

ISBN - 13:9780230362239

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Realism
Liberalism
The English School
Marx and Marxism
Historical Sociology
Critical Theory
Post-structuralism
Constructivism
Feminism
Green Politics
International Political Theory

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'Books that get to a fifth edition are clearly doing something right. It is no mystery why this excellent text continues to be used around the world. Comprehensive coverage, impressive depth of analysis and beautifully written chapters all combine to make it highly recommended for both undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Courses that do not use it are missing out, so are their students!' – Colin Wight, University of Sydney, Australia  Reviews of previous editions:'An outstanding textbook.' - Andreas Bieler, University of Birmingham'One of the most useful books on International Relations theory to have appeared in recent years...a most valuable addition to the burgeoning literature in the field.' - Chris Brown, Political Studies'A very fine book, bringing together a group of contributors who describe the major currents of International Relations theory. Beginning with 'liberal internationalism' and finishing up with 'green politics', the book is highly readable and illuminating for a subject not everyone finds accessible.' - RUSI Journal '...and excellent overview of the main theories of international politics and the key debates...provides a careful consideration of the central paradigms...will enrich the intellectual...' Forum: Centre for Citizenship, Development and Human Rights