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Thucydidean Themes: Democracy in International Relations

Christopher Hobson

in The Rise of Democracy: Revolution, War and Transformations in International Politics Since 1776

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748692811
eISBN:
9781474416184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748692811.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter explores existing scholarship on democracy in international relations, focusing primarily on the democratic peace research programme. The remainder of the chapter provides the ... More


Introduction

Anne Newman

in Realizing Educational Rights: Advancing School Reform through Courts and Communities

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226071749
eISBN:
9780226071886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226071886.003.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

The introduction provides an overview of the book’s argument for a right to education and how that right can be realized through democratic activism. The introduction first notes how rights discourse ... More


Introduction: The Politics of Experiment

J. Benjamin Hurlbut

in Experiments in Democracy: Human Embryo Research and the Politics of Bioethics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231179546
eISBN:
9780231542913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231179546.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

The introduction introduces the topic and central argument of the book: that at the heart of the human embryo research debates was the question of how the public should reason together about a domain ... More


Locating Reinhold Niebuhr in Contemporary IR Theory

Gregory J. Moore

in Niebuhrian International Relations: The Ethics of Foreign Policymaking

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780197500446
eISBN:
9780197500477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197500446.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, International Relations and Politics

There is much more to Reinhold Niebuhr’s thought, and his impact on international relations ([IR] and IR theory) has been deeper and more profound than has been commonly acknowledged. Indeed, Niebuhr ... More


A Modest Tale about Theoretical Modesty

Julie E. Cooper

in Secular Powers: Humility in Modern Political Thought

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226081298
eISBN:
9780226081328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226081328.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The conclusion enumerates the conundrums that ensue when theorists try to observe protocols of anonymity consistent with their commitment to modesty as a philosophical virtue. This story about the ... More


Toward a ‘Democracy with Democrats’ in Tunisia: Mutual Accommodation Between Islamic and Secular Activists

Alfred Stepan

in Revisiting the Arab Uprisings: The Politics of a Revolutionary Moment

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190876081
eISBN:
9780190943097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190876081.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Chapter 1 is explicitly anchored in democratic transition theory, while introducing a dimension that democratic transition theory had never much considered: religion. By contrasting Tunisia with ... More


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