Limits of International Relations

Limits of International Relations

By: Alexander Wendt (author)Hardback

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Alexander Wendt has been one of the most consistently brilliant and innovative thinkers in international relations. This book builds on his body of work to develop a radical critique of many of the key assumptions underpinning the discipline. Dealing with a wide variety of subjects from quantum theory to what the debate about UFOs teaches us about the limits of knowledge.

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Alexander Wendt is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago. He taught at Yale University from 1989 to 1997, and at Dartmouth College from 1997 to 1999. He is the author of a number of articles on international relations theory, and a book, Social Theory of International Politics (Cambridge University Press, 1999).


Introduction 1. Why a World State is Inevitable 2. Vaughn Shannon's Critique of Wendt 3. Agency, Teleology and the World State 4. Social Theory as Cartesian Science: An Auto-Critique from a Quantum Perspective 5. Governmentality and the UFO 6. Conclusion

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/01/2014
  • ISBN13: 9780415770774
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 192
  • ID: 9780415770774
  • ISBN10: 0415770777

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