This major reference work comprises 80 articles representing the most influential theoretical writings by international relations scholars. Introduced by an essay from Stephen Chan and Cerwyn Moore, the four thematically organised volumes cover the major traditions of international relations (IR) theory:
Volume 1 examines realist theory in IR and includes classic realist statements as well as recent theoretical critiques and debates that have helped set the parameters of this approach.
Volume 2 traces the development of pluralist approaches to IR from the historical emergence of liberalism through to contemporary work on globalisation, human rights and ethics.
Volume 3 covers the various structuralist approaches stemming from the thinking of Marx and Gramsci as well as more recent work on the structures of global civil society and international political economy.
Volume 4 focuses on the range of reflexive approaches to international relations that include constructivism, feminism, postmodernism and critical geopolitics.
Together, the four volumes provide an unparalleled resource providing both broad coverage of the subject, historical depth and contemporary relevance.
The SAGE Library of International Relations is a new series of major works that will bring together the most influential and field-defining articles, both classical and contemporary, in a number of key areas of research and inquiry in International Relations.
Each multi-volume set will represent a collection of the essential published works collated from the foremost publications in the field by an Editor or Editorial Team of renowned international stature.
They will also include a full introduction, presenting a rationale for the selection and mapping out the discipline's past, present and likely future.
This series is designed to be a 'gold standard' for university libraries throughout the world with an interest in International Relations.
Volume One: Approaches to International Relations: Realism The Science of International Politics - E H Carr The Beginnings of a Science in The Twenty Year Crisis: An Introduction to the Study of International Relations Alternative National Strategies in On Thermonuclear War - Herman Kahn The Goals of Foreign Policy in Discord and Collaboration - Arnold Wolfers Essays on International Politics The Four Paradoxes of Nuclear Strategy - Hans Morgenthau The New Great Debate - Morton Kaplan Traditionalism versus Science in International Relations The Theory of Games and the Balance of Power - R Harrison Wagner The Decline of the State System? in The Anarchical Society: The Study of Order in World Politics - Hedley Bull Analysis with an Amended Prisoner's Dilemma Model Hedley Bull and His Contribution to Interational Relations - Stanley Hoffman The Realism of Realism - Alan James The State and Study of International Relations Hedley Bull's Pluralism of Intellect and Solidarism of Will - Nicholas J Wheeler and Timothy Dunne Realism in the Study of World Politics - Robert Jervis Realist Thought and Neo-Realist Theory - Kenneth Waltz The Assumption of Anarchy in International Relations Theory - Helen Milner A Critique The False Promise of International Institutions - John J Mearsheimer From International System to an International Society - Barry Buzan Structural Realism and Regime Theory Meet the English School The Realist Paradigm and Degenerative versus Progressive Research Programs - John Vasquez An Appraisal of Neo-Traditional Research on Waltz's Balancing Proposition Neo-Realism and the English School - Richard Little A Methodological, Ontological and Theoretical Reassessment Volume Two: Approaches to International Relations: Pluralism Functional Approach to World Organization - David Mitrany Peace Research and International Relations - John Burton Organization and Conflict - Kenneth Boulding Twenty-Five Years of Peace Research - Ten Challenges and Some Responses - Johan Galtung Pluralism, the Science of Politics and the World System - William T Fox The Evolution of International Relations in Conflict in World Society - Michael Banks A New Perspective on International Relations Human Rights and the Theory of International Relations in Human Rights and International Relations - R J Vincent Paradigms in Conflict - A J R Groom The Strategist, the Conflict Researcher and the Peace Researcher Kant and the Kantian Paradigm in International Relations - Andrew Hurrell The Kantian Peace - Bruce Russett and John Oneal Assessing the Pacific Benefits of Democracy, Independence and International Organizations, 1885-1992 Liberalism and World Politics - Michael W Doyle Reciprocity in International Relations - Robert O Keohane Power and Interdependence Revisited - Robert O Keohane and Joseph S Nye Jr International Regimes - Oran Young Toward a New Theory of Institutions States, Firms and Diplomacy - Susan Strange The End of History? - Francis Fukuyama The Clash of Civilizations? - Samuel P Huntington International Liberalism and Distributive Justice - Charles Beitz A Survey of Recent Thought The Moral Basis of Humanitarian Intervention - Terry Nardin Tragedy, Ethics and International Relations - Mervyn Frost Volume Three: Approaches to International Relations: Structuralism The Postwar Boom - Andre Gunder Frank From Sociology to Historical Social Science - Immanuel Wallerstein Prospects and Obstacles On Thinking about Future World Order - Robert Cox Historical Materialism and International Relations Theory - B K Gills Marxism and International Relations - John Maclean A Strange Case of Mutual Neglect The Silence of the Academics - Hazel Smith International Social Theory, Historical Materialism and Political Value Open Marxism and Vulgar International Political Economy - Peter Burnham Realism, Marxism and Critical International Theory - Andrew Linklater The Epistemology of Poverty and the Poverty of Epistemology in IPE - Roger Tooze and Craig Murphy Mystery, Blindness and Invisibility Coxian Historicism as an Alternative Perspective in International Studies - James Mittelman The Persistent Myth of Lost Hegemony - Susan Strange International Institutions, Decolonization and Development - Craig Murphy and Enrico Augelli Global Monitor - Rorden Wilkinson The World Trade Organization The State of Globalization - Martin Shaw Towards a Theory of State Transformation Engaging Gramsci - R Germain and Michael Kenny International Relations Theory and the New Gramscians The Historical Sociology of the State and the State of Historical Sociology in International Relations - John M Hobson The Political Economy of Proximity - Chris May Intellectual Property and the Global Division of Information Labour Theorizing the International System - Steve Hobden Perspectives from Historical Sociology Civil Society at the Turn of the Millennium - Robert Cox Prospects for an Alternative World Order Commentary - Noam Chomsky Moral Truisms, Empirical Evidence and Foreign Policy Volume Four: Contemporary Reflexive Approaches in International Relations The Geopolitics of Geopolitical Space - Richard K Ashley Toward a Critical Social Theory of International Politics On the Possibilities of World Order Discourse - R B J Walker The Events of Discourse and the Ethics of Global Hospitality - Michael J Shapiro 'Conclusion: The Future of International Relations' in Rethinking International Relations - Fred Halliday History Ends, Worlds Collide - Chris Brown Gender Makes the World Go Round - Cynthia Enloe Good Girls, Little Girls and Bad Girls - Cynthia Weber Male Paranoia Feminist Theories and International Relations - Jean Bethke Elshstain Well, What Is the Feminist Perspective on Bosnia? - Marysia Zalewski The Private Is Global - Jill Steans Feminist Politics and Global Political Economy The Yawning Vacuum - Rajni Kothari A World without Alternatives Textualizing the Self - Vivianne Jabri Moral Agency in Intercultural Discourse Constructing International Politics - Alexander Wendt Virtuous War/Virtual Theory - James Der Derian International Engagements - David Campbell The Politics of North American International Relations Theory After Post-Positivism - Heikki Patom[um]aki and Colin Wight The Promise of Critical Realism Empathetic Co-Operation - Christine Sylvester A Feminist Method of IR The Aesthetic Turn in International Political Theory - Roland Bleiker Agents, Structures, Narratives - Hidemi Suganami A New Triptych for International Relations in the 21st Century - Stephen Chan Beyond Waltz and beyond Lacan's Antigone