International Relations Theory

A new introduction

by Knud Erik Jørgensen

Web links

Chapter 1 - Why Theorize International Relations?

http://www.theory-talks.org


Chapter 2 - The International Political Theory Tradition

http://www.international-political-theory.net/
A major website addressing political theory issues


Chapter 3 - The Liberal International Theory Tradition

www.connect.net/ron/kant.html
Biography for Immanuel Kant

www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/intrel/kant/kant1.htm
Perpetual Peace by Immanuel Kant

www.nobel.se/peace/laureates/1933/angell-bio.html
Biography for Norman Angell

www.lib.byu.edu/~rdh/wwi/1914m/illusion.html
Extract from The Great Illusion by Norman Angell

www.tufts.edu/departments/fletcher/multi/www/league-covenant.html
The Covenant of the League of Nations

www.tamu.edu/scom/pres/speeches/wwleague.html
Speech by Woodrow Wilson on the League of Nations

www.harvardsquarelibrary.org/unitarians/deutsch.html
Biography for Karl Deutsch

http://www.gmu.edu/academic/ijps/vol6_1/Dunn.htm

http://europa.eu.int
The official European Union website

http://www.un.org
The official United Nations website

http://www.osce.org
The official OSCE website

http://www.riia.org
The website of the Royal Institute of International Affairs

http://europa.ciia.org
The website of the Canadian Institute of International Affairs

http://www.cfr.org
The website of the Council on Foreign Relations

http://www.cefr.org
The website of the Council on European Foreign Relations


Chapter 4 - The Realist Tradition

http://www.ssrc.org/features/view/back-to-the-future-of-political-realism/
An interview on the persisting role of political realism

http://www.iht.com/articles/2005/05/11/opinion/edkissinger.php
The former US Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger, discusses in a contemporary context the (ir)relevance of terms such as realism and idealism.


Chapter 5 - The International Society Tradition

http://www.leeds.ac.uk/polis/englishschool/
The main English School website

http://www.un.org/Overview/rights.html
The UN declaration of Human Rights

http://www.un.org/aboutun/charter/
The UN Charter

http://oregonstate.edu/instruct/phl302/philosophers/grotius.html
Hugo Grotius bibliography, at Oregon State University.

http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/archive/00000166/01/Vincent_finalAGP_BB.pdf
An article in strong favour of solidarism

http://www.pwe.org.pl/pdf/sa/sa00600.pdf#search=%22pluralism%20english%20school%22
An introduction to the English School, and to the Pluralist and Solidarist Currernts

http://www.bu.edu/ir/faculty/jackson.html
The Robert Jackson website.

http://www.icrc.org/Web/eng/siteeng0.nsf/iwpList2/Humanitarian_law
A wide range of links on international humanitarian law collected by the The International Committee of the Red Cross.


Chapter 6 - The International Political Economy Tradition

www.oecd.org
The website of the OECD

www.worldbank.org
The website of the World Bank

www.imf.org
The website of the IMF

www.ecb.int
The website of the European Central Bank

www.wto.org
The website of the World Trade Organization

www.oxfam.org
The website of a British interest group working on development issues

www.eadi.org
The website of the European association of scholars working on development issues

www.uni-kiel.de/ifw
The website of the Institute of World Economy at Kiel University

www.ft.com
The Financial Times website

www.economist.com
The website of the Economist

www.bruegel.org
The website of a Brussels-based think-tank


Chapter 7 - The Post-Positivist Tradition

http://socrates.berkeley.edu/~jsearle/articles.html
Click here for articles by the philosopher John Searle. The site includes a downloadable important article on social ontology.

http://polisciprof.blogspot.com/2006/03/some-thoughts-on-poststructuralism-in.html
A brief article on the merits of poststructuralism in IR theory

http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/critical-theory/
An introduction to Critical Theory

http://www.ifs.uni-frankfurt.de/english/history.htm
The Frankfurt School website

http://www.cddc.vt.edu
A website devoted to feminist theory


Chapter 8 - Contemporary Inter-Tradition Debates

www.isanet.org
The website of the International Studies Association, including a gateway to useful resources for theorists.

http://www.leeds.ac.uk/polis/englishschool/default.htm
A website created to promote the further development of the English School


Chapter 9 - A Guide to Creative Theorizing

www.theory.talks.org
A website devoted to interviews with an increasing number of international relations scholars – very useful for brief insights.