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Sustainable Critique and the Lost Vocation of International Relations

Daniel J. Levine

in Recovering International Relations: The Promise of Sustainable Critique

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199916061
eISBN:
9780199980246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199916061.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter develops the themes of the book along the lines discussed above: its goals, and the key concepts it advances to achieve them. It sets out the longstanding challenge of sustainable ... More


Liberal International Order

Stefano Guzzini

in Liberal World Orders

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265529
eISBN:
9780191760334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265529.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter shows that current IR (International Relations) theorizing finds liberal order a difficult topic. It confirms the concern voiced at the beginning of the volume that the IR academy in its ... More


“For We Born After”: The Challenge of Sustainable Critique

Daniel J. Levine

in Recovering International Relations: The Promise of Sustainable Critique

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199916061
eISBN:
9780199980246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199916061.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Why is reification so resilient, and critique so difficult to sustain? Developing a critique of knowledge with its roots in Theodor Adorno’s Negative Dialectics, this chapter shows the depth of the ... More


Thinking beyond the Constructivist–Critical Theory Synthesis

J. Samuel Barkin and Laura Sjoberg

in International Relations' Last Synthesis?: Decoupling Constructivist and Critical Approaches

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190463427
eISBN:
9780190463458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190463427.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

This chapter returns to the concept of affordances introduced in chapter 1. It proceeds in the spirit of thinking through theoretical approaches’ affordances to ask how specific critical theories and ... More


Introduction

Milja Kurki

in International Relations in a Relational Universe

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780198850885
eISBN:
9780191885723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198850885.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter introduces the challenge of rethinking international relations and the field of International Relations as it embarks on its ‘second century’ of scholarship. It considers the varied ... More


Individuals in International Relations

Peter Hägel

in Billionaires in World Politics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198852711
eISBN:
9780191887079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198852711.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Economy

Chapter 2 reviews how International Relations (IR) scholarship has been treating individual agency, especially within the dominant theoretical frameworks, Realism, Liberalism, and Constructivism. ... 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


Relations, Human and Non-human

Milja Kurki

in International Relations in a Relational Universe

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780198850885
eISBN:
9780191885723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198850885.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter argues for an extension of how we think relationally via relational cosmology. It places relational cosmology in a conversation with varied relational perspectives in critical social ... More


South Asian Regionalism: The Limits of Cooperation

Bhumitra Chakma

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781529205152
eISBN:
9781529205190
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529205152.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

The book explains the politics of regionalism in South Asia from the vantagepoint of International Relations (IR). It engages three major IR theoretical approaches – Neorealism, institutionalism and ... More


Introduction

Bhumitra Chakma

in South Asian Regionalism: The Limits of Cooperation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781529205152
eISBN:
9781529205190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529205152.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter outlines how the chapters explain the politics of regionalism in South Asia and trace the origins and evolution of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) from its ... More


Reorienting to the International, the Global and the Planetary

Milja Kurki

in International Relations in a Relational Universe

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780198850885
eISBN:
9780191885723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198850885.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter extends the arguments developed in the previous chapters into a conversation with recent International Relations scholarship. First, the chapter argues against the notions of the ... More


Social Practices of Rule-Making

Mark Raymond

in Social Practices of Rule-Making in World Politics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190913113
eISBN:
9780190913144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190913113.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

This chapter begins by outlining the conceptions of rules, institutions, and social practices employed throughout the book. It demonstrates that attention to procedural rules for rule-making and ... More


A postscript

Casper Sylvest

in British Liberal Internationalism, 1880-1930: Making Progress?

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719079092
eISBN:
9781781703151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079092.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter summarises the arguments of the book and discusses their wider implications for, in particular, the historiography of International Relations (IR), contemporary liberal IR theory and ... More


Conclusion: Five Challenges for IR and ir

Milja Kurki

in International Relations in a Relational Universe

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780198850885
eISBN:
9780191885723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198850885.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter summarizes the aims and conclusions of the work. In addition, this concluding chapter sets out five ‘light’ challenges, and related propositions, for development of IR theory, ... More


International Relations in a Relational Universe

Milja Kurki

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780198850885
eISBN:
9780191885723
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198850885.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

It is time for International Relations (IR) to join the relational revolution afoot in the natural and social sciences. To do so, more careful reflection is needed on cosmological assumptions in the ... More


The Problématique of Quantization in Social Theory: A Category-Theoretic Way Forward

Badredine Arfi

in Quantum International Relations: A Human Science for World Politics

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
June 2022
ISBN:
9780197568200
eISBN:
9780197568248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197568200.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Is it possible to quantize social and International Relations (IR) theory to break the shackles of a classical worldview? This chapter argues that to answer this question, we must first examine what ... More


Quantum International Relations: The Case for a New Human Science of World Politics

James Der Derian and Alexander Wendt

in Quantum International Relations: A Human Science for World Politics

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
June 2022
ISBN:
9780197568200
eISBN:
9780197568248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197568200.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Undertaking a collaborative inquiry into a convergence of quantum theory, science, and technology, the chapter makes the case for a new human science for International Relations (IR). As new ... More


Conclusion

Bhumitra Chakma

in South Asian Regionalism: The Limits of Cooperation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781529205152
eISBN:
9781529205190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529205152.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

Conclusion sums up the key points of this study and presents its major findings. It also seeks to illustrate the general implications of this work for regionalism studies. In a final sub- section, ... More


Making Identity Count: Constructivism, Identity, and IR Theory

Ted Hopf

in Making Identity Count: Building a National Identity Database

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190255473
eISBN:
9780190255503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190255473.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter argues that constructivist identity theory has not been tested in large-n quantitative work, not because constructivism is incompatible with such tests, but because an intersubjective ... More


Collective Trauma and Identity: A Necessary Liaison

Adam B. Lerner

in From the Ashes of History: Collective Trauma and the Making of International Politics

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
April 2022
ISBN:
9780197623589
eISBN:
9780197623626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197623589.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

This chapter connects the previous chapter’s theorization of collective trauma to an understanding of the international system framed around the concept of identity. Although the term “identity” is ... More


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