International Relations: the Great Debates (Elgar Mini Series)

International Relations: the Great Debates (Elgar Mini Series)

By: Peter Mayer (editor), Bernhard Zangl (editor), Rainer Baumann (editor)Hardback

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The history of international relations has been shaped by a sequence of `Great Debates', in which leading scholars of the field advanced, challenged, and defended views about the assumptions that should inform the study of world politics. In this authoritative collection, the editors bring together for the first time the most important contributions to these inspiring intellectual exchanges and provide an excellent overview of the discipline's development since its inception in the early 20th century. Students and scholars in international relations as well as neighboring disciplines will find these volumes to be an indispensable and highly informative source of reference.

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Edited by Rainer Baumann, Assistant Professor of International Relations, Peter Mayer, Professor of International Relations, Universitat Bremen, Germany and Bernhard Zangl, Professor of Global Governance and Public Policy, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munchen, Germany


Contents: Volume I: Substantive Debates Acknowledgements Introduction Rainer Baumann, Peter Mayer and Bernhard Zangl PART I SUBSTANTIVE DEBATES A. First Debate: Realism vs. Idealism 1. Norman Angell (1910), `Outline of the Psychological Case for Peace' and `Unchanging Human Nature' 2. Edward Hallett Carr ([1939] 1940), `The Beginnings of a Science' and `Utopia and Reality' 3. Leonard Woolf (1940), `Utopia and Reality' 4. John H. Herz (1950), `Idealist Internationalism and the Security Dilemma' 5. Hans J. Morgenthau (1954) [1985], `A Realist Theory of International Politics' B. The Inter-paradigm Debate: Realism vs. Pluralism vs. Globalism 6. Graham T. Allison (1969), `Conceptual Models and the Cuban Missile Crisis' 7. Robert Gilpin (1971), `The Politics of Transnational Economic Relations' 8. Immanuel Wallerstein (1974), `The Rise and Future Demise of the World Capitalist System: Concepts for Comparative Analysis' 9. Robert O. Keohane and Joseph S. Nye (1977), `Interdependence in World Politics' and `Realism and Complex Interdependence' 10. Michael W. Doyle (1983), `Kant, Liberal Legacies, and Foreign Affairs' 11. Kenneth N. Waltz (1990), `Realist Thought and Neorealist Theory' C. Neo-Neo Debate: Neorealism vs. Neoliberalism 12. Robert Axelrod and Robert O. Keohane (1985), `Achieving Cooperation under Anarchy: Strategies and Institutions' 13. Robert D. Putnam (1988), `Diplomacy and Domestic Politics: The Logic of Two-Level Games' 14. Joseph M. Grieco (1988), `Anarchy and the Limits of Cooperation: A Realist Critique of the Newest Liberal Institutionalism' 15. Duncan Snidal (1991), `Relative Gains and the Pattern of International Cooperation' 16. Stephen D. Krasner (1991), `Global Communications and National Power: Life on the Pareto Frontier' 17. John J. Mearsheimer (1994/1995), `The False Promise of International Institutions' 18. Robert O. Keohane and Lisa L. Martin (1995), `The Promise of Intuitionalist Theory' 19. Andrew Moravcsik (1997), `Taking Preferences Seriously: A Liberal Theory of International Politics' D. Statism vs. Global Governance 20. James N. Rosenau (1995), `Governance in the Twenty-first Century' 21. Jessica T. Mathews (1997), `Power Shift' 22. Anne-Marie Slaughter (1997), `The Real New World Order' 23. Margaret E. Keck and Kathryn Sikkink (1998), `Transnational Advocacy Networks in International Politics: Introduction' 24. Stephen D. Krasner (2001), `Abiding Sovereignty' 25. A. Claire Cutler (2002), `Private International Regimes and Interfirm Cooperation' Volume II: Epistemological and Ontological Debates Acknowledgements An introduction to all three volumes by the editors appears in Volume I PART I EPISTEMOLOGICAL DEBATES A. Traditionalism vs. Science 1. Morton A. Kaplan (1966), `The New Great Debate: Traditionalism vs. Science in International Relations' 2. Raymond Aron (1967), `What Is a Theory of International Relations?' 3. Hedley Bull (1969), `International Theory: The Case for a Classical Approach' 4. J. David Singer (1969), `The Incompleat Theorist: Insight Without Evidence' B. Third Debate: Positivism vs. Post-Positivism 5. Robert W. Cox (1986), `Social Forces, States and World Orders: Beyond International Relations Theory' 6. Richard K. Ashley (1988), `Untying the Sovereign State: A Double Reading of the Anarchy Problematique' 7. J. Ann Tickner (1988), `Hans Morgenthau's Principles of Political Realism: A Feminist Reformulation' 8. Mark Neufeld (1993), `Interpretation and the "Science" of International Relations' 9. John Lewis Gaddis (1996), `History, Science, and the Study of International Relations' 10. Michael Nicholson (1996), `The Continued Significance of Positivism?' 11. Mervyn Frost (1998), `A Turn not Taken: Ethics in IR at the Millennium' 12. Alexander Wendt (1999), `Scientific Realism and Social Kinds' PART II ONTOLOGICAL DEBATES A. The Agent-Structure Debate 13. J. David Singer (1961), `The Level-of-Analysis Problem in International Relations' 14. Alexander E. Wendt (1987), `The Agent-Structure Problem in International Relations Theory' 15. Walter Carlsnaes (1992), `The Agency-Structure Problem in Foreign Policy Analysis' 16. Martin Hollis and Steve Smith (1994), `Two Stories about Structure and Agency' 17. Roxanne Lynn Doty (1997), `Aporia: A Critical Exploration of the Agent-Structure Problematique in International Relations Theory' 18. Colin Wight (1999), `They Shoot Dead Horses Don't They? Locating Agency in the Agent-Structure Problematique' B. Rationalism vs. Constructivism 19. John Gerard Ruggie (1983), `Continuity and Transformation in the World Polity: Toward a Neorealist Synthesis' 20. Duncan Snidal (1985), `The Game Theory of International Politics' 21. Friedrich Kratochwil and John Gerard Ruggie (1986), `International Organization: A State of the Art on an Art of the State' 22. Robert O. Keohane (1988), `International Institutions: Two Approaches' 23. Alexander Wendt (1992), `Anarchy is what States Make of it: The Social Construction of Power Politics' 24. Martha Finnemore and Kathryn Sikkink (1998), `International Norm Dynamics and Political Change' 25. James G. March and Johan P. Olsen (1998), `The Institutional Dynamics of International Political Orders' 26. Thomas Risse (2000), `"Let's Argue!": Communicative Action in World Politics' 27. Friedrich Kratochwil (2000), `Constructing a New Orthodoxy? Wendt's "Social Theory of International Politics" and the Constructivist Challenge' 28. James Fearon and Alexander Wendt (2002), `Rationalism v. Constructivism: A Skeptical View' Volume III: Normative Debates Acknowledgements An introduction to all three volumes by the editors appears in Volume I PART I NORMATIVE DEBATES A. Competing Perspectives on International Ethics: Moral Skepticism vs. Communitarianism vs. Cosmopolitanism 1. Charles R. Beitz (1983), `Cosmopolitan Ideals and National Sentiment' 2. Marshall Cohen (1984), `Moral Skepticism and International Relations' 3. George F. Kennan (1985), `Morality and Foreign Policy' 4. David Miller (1988), `The Ethical Significance of Nationality' 5. Robert E. Goodin (1988), `What Is So Special about Our Fellow Countrymen?' 6. Avishai Margalit and Joseph Raz (1990), `National Self-Determination' 7. Thomas W. Pogge (1992), `Cosmopolitanism and Sovereignty' B. Human Rights 8. The Executive Board, American Anthropological Association (1947), `Statement on Human Rights' 9. Henry Shue ([1980] 1996), `Security and Subsistence' 10. Alan Gewirth (1981), `The Basis and Content of Human Rights' 11. Maurice Cranston (1983), `Are There Any Human Rights?' 12. Richard Rorty (1993), `Human Rights, Rationality, and Sentimentality' 13. Susan Moller Okin (1998), `Feminism, Women's Human Rights, and Cultural Differences' 14. Peter Jones (1999), `Group Rights and Group Oppression' 15. Joshua Cohen (2004), `Minimalism About Human Rights: The Most We Can Hope For?' C. Coercion, Deterrence, and the Use of Force 16. Thomas Nagel (1972), `War and Massacre' 17. Gregory S. Kavka (1978), `Some Paradoxes of Deterrence' 18. David Luban (1980), `Just War and Human Rights' 19. Michael Walzer (1980), `The Moral Standing of States: A Response to Four Critics' 20. Gerald Dworkin (1985), `Nuclear Intentions' 21. Joy Gordon (1999), `A Peaceful, Silent, Deadly Remedy: The Ethics of Economic Sanctions' 22. George A. Lopez (1999), `More Ethical than Not: Sanctions as Surgical Tools: Response to a "Peaceful, Silent, Deadly Remedy"' 23. Jeff McMahan (2005), `Just Cause for War' D. Poverty and Distributive Justice 24. Peter Singer (1972), `Famine, Affluence, and Morality' 25. Garrett Hardin (1974), `Living on a Lifeboat' 26. Charles R. Beitz (1975), `Justice and International Relations' 27. Henry Shue (1988), `Mediating Duties' 28. John Rawls (1993), `The Law of Peoples' 29. Thomas W. Pogge (1994), `An Egalitarian Law of Peoples' E. The Global Polity 30. David Held (1992), `Democracy: From City-states to a Cosmopolitan Order?' 31. Michael Zurn (2000), `Democratic Governance Beyond the Nation-State: The EU and Other International Institutions' 32. Andrew Moravcsik (2004), `Is there a "Democratic Deficit" in World Politics? A Framework for Analysis' 33. Allen Buchanan and Robert O. Keohane (2006), `The Legitimacy of Global Governance Institutions'

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