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Macmillan Higher Education

International Relations Theory (2nd Edition)

A New Introduction

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Palgrave

Pages: 318
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Paperback - 9781137604460

30 September 2017

$49.99

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Ebook - 9781137604477

08 December 2017

$39.99

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Hardcover - 9781137604453

30 September 2017

$109.00

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This is a major new edition of a highly-regarded textbook on International Relations theory which combines deep analysis into the diversity of thought within the major scholarly traditions and the guidance for students on...

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This is a major new edition of a highly-regarded textbook on International Relations theory which combines deep analysis into the diversity of thought within the major scholarly traditions and the guidance for students on doing their own theorising. Knud Erik Jorgensen analyses the nuances of the main contending theories and approaches, their philosophical underpinnings, and explains their use and relevance to different research agendas. This is all placed within the context of cross-cutting coverage of key current issues and debates; of the philosophical foundations of IR theory; and of why different theories are addressed to different research agendas.

All chapters have been fully revised and updated, and a new chapter on the Human-Nature tradition has been included to reflect the changes within the field. This text is the most up-to-date and informative text on International Relations theory, and is an essential companion for all International Relations students.

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  • It shows how theories relate to one another as well as explaining the individual theories
  • It adopts a global and de-centric approach
  • It gives readers the analytical competence to engage in 'Do It Yourself' theorizing
  • Supported by a comprehensive companion website with both lecturer and student resources

1. Why Theorize International Relations?
2. The International Political Theory Tradition
3. The Liberal International Theory Tradition
4. The Realist Tradition
5. The International Society Tradition
6. The International Political Economy Tradition
7. The Post-Positivist Tradition
8. The Human-Nature Tradition
9. Contemporary Inter-Tradition Debates
10. A Guide to Creative Theorizing
11. Conclusion and Perspectives.
Our companion website has a whole wealth of resources that both supplement the textbook and allow for multi-format learning. Resources include:
  • Key videos featuring lectures, interviews, news coverage and more
  • A section dedicated to explaining how IR theory is applied
  • Print-outs with useful figures
  • Glossary of key terms
  • + more!

An outstanding and up to date reference work, both for teaching and studying. (Edith Drieskens, KU Leuven, Belgium)
Extremely comprehensive in its scope, the new edition of International Relations Theory constitutes an excellent and original introduction to the broad field of IR theory, and will be of general use for students across the social sciences. (Michal Natorski, Maastritcht University, The Netherlands)
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KNUD ERIK JØRGENSEN Professor of International Relations at the University of Aarhus, Denmark.

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KNUD ERIK JØRGENSEN Professor of International Relations at the University of Aarhus, Denmark.

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