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The Future of the Neoclassical Realist Research Agenda

Norrin M. Ripsman, Jeffrey W. Taliaferro, and Steven E. Lobell

in Neoclassical Realist Theory of International Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199899234
eISBN:
9780190603052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199899234.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

In Chapter 7, we evaluate the trajectory of neoclassical realist research. We begin by engaging other approaches to international relations and foreign policy that utilize domestic political ... More


Neoclassical Realism

Thomas Juneau

in Squandered Opportunity: Neoclassical Realism and Iranian Foreign Policy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780804793056
eISBN:
9780804795081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804793056.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter reviews the literature on neoclassical realism, and explains its evolution as well as its strengths and weaknesses. Neoclassical realists agree with other realists that power is the ... More


The Scope and Domain of Neoclassical Realism: The Dependent Variables

Norrin M. Ripsman, Jeffrey W. Taliaferro, and Steven E. Lobell

in Neoclassical Realist Theory of International Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199899234
eISBN:
9780190603052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199899234.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

Chapter 4 presents the range of the dependent variables that neoclassical realism can explain, growing over time from crisis decision-making, foreign policy responses, and grand strategic adjustment ... More


From Power to Foreign Policy: The Causal Chain

Thomas Juneau

in Squandered Opportunity: Neoclassical Realism and Iranian Foreign Policy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780804793056
eISBN:
9780804795081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804793056.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter proposes modifications to neoclassical realism, labeling the result the strategic analysis variant. It is possible to view this variant in terms of its position on a continuum built ... More


Neoclassical Realist Theory and the Limits of Structural Realism

Norrin M. Ripsman, Jeffrey W. Taliaferro, and Steven E. Lobell

in Neoclassical Realist Theory of International Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199899234
eISBN:
9780190603052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199899234.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

The chapter begins with a discussion of neoclassical realist theory and its improvement on structural realism as a means of explaining the foreign policy and grand strategic responses of states to ... More


Introduction

Thomas Juneau

in Squandered Opportunity: Neoclassical Realism and Iranian Foreign Policy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780804793056
eISBN:
9780804795081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804793056.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The introduction sets the stage by explaining how the book offers an original reading of Iran’s foreign policy: why and how Tehran failed to seize the opportunities it faced after 2001. It starts by ... More


Introduction: Neoclassical Realist Theory of International Politics

Norrin M. Ripsman, Jeffrey W. Taliaferro, and Steven E. Lobell

in Neoclassical Realist Theory of International Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199899234
eISBN:
9780190603052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199899234.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

The Introduction lays out the mission of the book—to make a case for neoclassical realist theory of international politics, rather than simply an approach to the study of foreign policy. It lays a ... More


A Methodology of Neoclassical Realism

Norrin M. Ripsman, Jeffrey W. Taliaferro, and Steven E. Lobell

in Neoclassical Realist Theory of International Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199899234
eISBN:
9780190603052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199899234.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

In Chapter 5, we provide a methodology for neoclassical realist research. The chapter begins with guidelines on theory building, specifying how to identify appropriate research questions or puzzles, ... More


Neoclassical Realist Theory of International Politics

Norrin M. Ripsman, Jeffrey W. Taliaferro, and Steven E. Lobell

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199899234
eISBN:
9780190603052
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199899234.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

Since Gideon Rose’s 1998 review article in World Politics and following the release of Lobell, Ripsman, and Taliaferro’s 2009 edited volume Neoclassical Realism, the State, and Foreign Policy, ... More


Conclusion

Thomas Juneau

in Squandered Opportunity: Neoclassical Realism and Iranian Foreign Policy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780804793056
eISBN:
9780804795081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804793056.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The Conclusion synthesizes the results by discussing how Iran’s power, security and influence, despite some successes, remain well below their potential. The situation, moreover, is likely to get ... More


The Neoclassical Realist Research Paradigm and Its Independent Variable

Norrin M. Ripsman, Jeffrey W. Taliaferro, and Steven E. Lobell

in Neoclassical Realist Theory of International Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199899234
eISBN:
9780190603052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199899234.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

This chapter outlines our conception of the international system, including Waltzian structural variables and structural modifiers, and traces the development of neoclassical research theory. The ... More


Squandered Opportunity: Neoclassical Realism and Iranian Foreign Policy

Thomas Juneau

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780804793056
eISBN:
9780804795081
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804793056.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The Islamic Republic of Iran faced a favourable strategic environment after 2001 – a window of opportunity. Iran responded by assertively seeking to expand its interests throughout the Middle East. ... More


Resolving Key Theoretical Debates Using Neoclassical Realism

Norrin M. Ripsman, Jeffrey W. Taliaferro, and Steven E. Lobell

in Neoclassical Realist Theory of International Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199899234
eISBN:
9780190603052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199899234.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

Chapter 6 demonstrates the utility of neoclassical realism by using the concepts developed in Chapters 2 – 5 to forge our own theories to resolve long-standing debates in the international relations ... More


Neoclassical Realist Intervening Variables

Norrin M. Ripsman, Jeffrey W. Taliaferro, and Steven E. Lobell

in Neoclassical Realist Theory of International Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199899234
eISBN:
9780190603052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199899234.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

Chapter 3 details and delimits the range of unit-level intervening variables employed by neoclassical realists. In particular, it identifies four broad classes of intervening variables, which ... More


Domestic Politics and Nationalism in East Asian Security

Randall L. Schweller

in Strategic Adjustment and the Rise of China: Power and Politics in East Asia

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501709180
eISBN:
9781501712777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501709180.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter works within the neoclassical realist tradition to examine the role of nationalism in foreign policymaking and the implication for the international politics of East Asia. Whereas the ... More


Introduction

Jeffrey W. Taliaferro

in Defending Frenemies: Alliances, Politics, and Nuclear Nonproliferation in US Foreign Policy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190939304
eISBN:
9780190939342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190939304.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Chapter 1 undertakes four tasks. First, it questions whether nuclear nonproliferation, along with the containment of great power adversaries, has been a key pillar of US grand strategy since the ... More


Defending Frenemies: Alliances, Politics, and Nuclear Nonproliferation in US Foreign Policy

Jeffrey W. Taliaferro

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190939304
eISBN:
9780190939342
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190939304.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Defending Frenemies examines the nonproliferation strategies that the United States pursued toward vulnerable and often obstreperous allies in three volatile regions of the globe, the Middle East, ... More


Introduction

Denny Roy

in Return of the Dragon: Rising China and Regional Security

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159005
eISBN:
9780231528153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159005.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This book examines the effect that China as a great power has on important security and strategic issues worldwide. The main focus is on the major Asia-Pacific countries most affected by a stronger ... More


State-Nonstate Alliances in Civil War: A New Balance-of-Interests Theory

Yelena Biberman

in Gambling with Violence: State Outsourcing of War in Pakistan and India

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190929961
eISBN:
9780190930004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190929961.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Politics

This chapter develops a new balance-of-interests framework for understanding how states and nonstate actors identify and enlist one another as allies in times of civil war. It begins by considering ... More


How Should the US Respond to a Rising China?

Steven E. Lobell

in Will China's Rise Be Peaceful?: The Rise of a Great Power in Theory, History, Politics , and the Future

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190675387
eISBN:
9780190675424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190675387.003.0017
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Realist Cold War foreign policy approaches emphasize the importance of aggregate measures and metrics of material and military capabilities in the international system. Realists argue that shifts in ... More


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