International Relations Theory: The Essentials (2nd Revised edition)

International Relations Theory: The Essentials (2nd Revised edition)

By: Oliver J. Daddow (author)Paperback

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International Relations Theory: The Essentials provides a complete and concise introduction to the study of international relations theory, covering the main theories that you'll encounter on your course. In addition, its helpful study skills section shows you how to apply your knowledge to coursework and examinations, ensuring that you get the most out of your studies. This revised second edition includes: -Coverage of the key theories in international relations, including new sections on Democratic Peace Theory, Pluralism and Solidarism and Norms -An updated study skills section giving you guidance on responding to feedback and avoiding plagiarism, along with hints and tips for good essay writing, how to get the most out of lectures and seminars and exam preparation -A number of useful learning features; from 'questions to ponder' and 'common pitfalls', to lists of further reading and 'taking it further' boxes suggesting ways in which you can extend your thinking beyond the classroom Written in a clear and accessible style, International Relations Theory: The Essentials is the perfect primer for both undergraduate and graduate students new to the topic of international relations theory, or for those simply looking for a refresher.

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Oliver Daddow is Reader in International Politics at the University of Leicester. His research interests are in interpretivist international relations, British foreign policy and discourse analysis: he is the author of New Labour and the European Union: Blair and Brown's Logic of History (Manchester University Press, 2011) and Britain and Europe since 1945: Historiographical Perspectives on Integration (Manchester University Press, 2004). He edited Harold Wilson and European Integration: Britain's Second Application to Join the EEC (Frank Cass, 2003). With Jamie Gaskarth he co-edited British Foreign Policy: The New Labour Years (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011), and with Mark Bevir and Ian Hall he co-edited Interpreting Global Security (Routledge, 2013). He has written book chapters and peer reviewed journal articles across his research interests, including in International Affairs, Political Quarterly, British Journal of Politics and International Relations, Cambridge Review of International Affairs and Review of International Studies.


Introduction: Why You Should Buy This Book PART ONE: INTRODUCTION TO YOUR COURSE IN IR THEORY Introduction to International Relations International Relations Theory Your Course in IRT Theoretical Debates PART TWO: THEORIES OF IR Liberalism Realism Neorealism and Neoliberalism The English School Social Constructivism Marxism Critical Theory Feminism Postmodernism Postcolonialism Green Theory PART THREE: LECTURES, SEMINARS, COURSEWORK AND EXAMS How to Get the Most out of Lectures How to Get the Most out of Seminars Using Feedback Essay Writing Good Practice in Essays Plagiarism and How to Avoid It Exam Revision Exam Tips PART FOUR: ADDITIONAL RESOURCES Glossary References Index

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  • publication date: 22/03/2013
  • ISBN13: 9781446256244
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 360
  • ID: 9781446256244
  • weight: 499
  • ISBN10: 1446256243
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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