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Traditional Political Realism and the Writing of History

Roger D. Spegele

in International Society and its Critics

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199265206
eISBN:
9780191601866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199265208.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Part Two of the book begins with a discussion of realist and English School of International Relations approaches to writing international history, in which the author argues that the appreciation of ... More


Climate Change and International Justice

Steve Vanderheiden

in Atmospheric Justice: A Political Theory of Climate Change

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195334609
eISBN:
9780199868759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195334609.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter examines the idea of cosmopolitan justice, or the application of egalitarian principles to relations between nations. Three primary challenges to this application are considered: the ... More


Governance, Order, and the International Criminal Court: Between Realpolitik and a Cosmopolitan Court

Steven C. Roach (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199546732
eISBN:
9780191720406
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546732.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, International Relations and Politics

Since entering into force in July 2002, the International Criminal Court (ICC) has emerged as one of the most intriguing models of global governance. This book investigates the challenges facing the ... More


Dueling Realisms

Rebekah L. Miles

in The Bonds of Freedom: Feminist Theology and Christian Realism

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195144161
eISBN:
9780199834495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195144163.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This final chapter points toward an alternative position that critically retrieves the realisms of Rosemary Radford Ruether, Sharon Welch, and Reinhold Niebuhr, and finds a middle way between the ... More


Battling for Truth in the Beloved Community

Rebekah L. Miles

in The Bonds of Freedom: Feminist Theology and Christian Realism

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195144161
eISBN:
9780199834495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195144163.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

An examination is made of Sharon Welch's political realist position. Welch, in contrast to Ruether, locates moral norms and the divine in particular human communities, and all moral claims are ... More


Stephen Krasner: Subversive Realist

Robert O. Keohane

in Back to Basics: State Power in a Contemporary World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199970087
eISBN:
9780199333295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199970087.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Stephen D. Krasner is conventionally regarded as a realist student of international political economy. But he is equally an institutional theorist, who has made major contributions to our ... More


Power Politics in the Contemporary World: Lessons from the Scholarship of Stephen Krasner

Martha Finnemore and Judith Goldstein

in Back to Basics: State Power in a Contemporary World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199970087
eISBN:
9780199333295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199970087.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

No theory gives state power a more central place than realism. Indeed, the term “power politics” is often synonymous with realism and realpolitik foreign policy, but making the concept of power ... More


: Obstacles to Integration: What Does It Take for the Two Sides of the Strait to Reconcile?

Zhidong Hao

in Whither Taiwan and Mainland China: National Identity, the State and Intellectuals

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622091009
eISBN:
9789882207691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622091009.003.0008
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter discusses the difficulties encountered in crossing cultural boundaries and in overcoming prejudices and discriminatory attitudes on both sides of the Taiwan Strait. It next examines the ... More


Breaches in the Conflict

John Tolan, Gilles Veinstein, and Henry Laurens

in Europe and the Islamic World: A History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147055
eISBN:
9781400844753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147055.003.0011
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter demonstrates that ideological antagonism regularly yielded to political realism or commercial pragmatism, which, of course, did not eliminate the antagonism but at least bracketed it. It ... More


Between Tragedy and Utopia

Kate Schick

in Gillian Rose: A Good Enough Justice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780748639847
eISBN:
9780748676675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639847.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Dissatisfaction with the perceived failure of liberal and postmodern responses to trauma and difference has prompted a turn to more radical alternatives: political realism and messianic utopianism, ... More


Between Realism and Utopianism: The Political Ethics of Moderation

Joshua L. Cherniss

in A Mind and its Time: The Development of Isaiah Berlin's Political Thought

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199673261
eISBN:
9780191751714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673261.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

This chapter argues that a concern with the ethics of political action was central to Berlin’s thought; and that his well-known and deep-rooted opposition to ‘utopianism’ and naïve idealism was but ... More


Why Don't You Just Talk to Him?: The Politics of Domestic Abuse

Kathleen R. Arnold

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780190262280
eISBN:
9780190262303
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190262280.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, American Politics

Calling attention to domestic abuse as a political problem, this book seeks to challenge Enlightenment notions of intimacy that profoundly mistake the nature of control and abuse. In turn, the ... More


Realism and Democratic Renewal

Nick Pearce

in Whose Government is it?: The Renewal of State-Citizen Cooperation

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781529200980
eISBN:
9781529200973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529200980.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter examines two types of realist challenge to ideas for democratic renewal. The realist political scientists stress the role of irrational, group-based behaviour amongst the electorate, and ... More


The Return of Realism? War and Changing Concepts of the Political

Patricia Owens

in The Changing Character of War

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199596737
eISBN:
9780191803543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199596737.003.0027
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines a form of political realism whose intellectual standing improved under the administration of George W. Bush. Specifically, a strand of the authoritarian German jurist, Carl ... More


Exiting the Marketplace of Intolerance

Douglas I. Thompson

in Montaigne and the Tolerance of Politics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190679934
eISBN:
9780190679965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190679934.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Democratization

This chapter investigates Michel de Montaigne’s treatment of the emergent discourse of reason of state. It shows that Montaigne neither affirms nor rejects reason of state; instead, he argues both ... More


Confluence of Thought: Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr.

Bidyut Chakrabarty

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199951215
eISBN:
9780199346004
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199951215.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Comparative Politics

The aim of this book is to understand the complex evolution of the socio-political ideas of Gandhi and King and also their confluence in the specific context of India and America respectively. Based ... More


Integrity, Personal, and Political

Shmuel Nili

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198859635
eISBN:
9780191891984
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198859635.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Conventional philosophical wisdom holds that no agent can invoke its own moral integrity—no agent can invoke fidelity to its deepest ethical commitments—as an independent moral consideration. This is ... More


Understanding Religion, Governing Religion: A Realist Perspective

Enzo Rossi

in Religion in Liberal Political Philosophy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198794394
eISBN:
9780191835896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198794394.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Cécile Laborde has argued that the freedom we think of as ‘freedom of religion’ should be understood as a bundle of separate and relatively independent freedoms. This chapter criticizes that approach ... More


Final Reflections: Is There a Usable Schmitt?

Peter Uwe Hohendahl

in Perilous Futures: On Carl Schmitt's Late Writings

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501726545
eISBN:
9781501730665
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501726545.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The last chapter discusses the present state of Schmitt research and the relevance of his work for political and legal theory. The chapter traces the changes of Schmitt’s reception in the West from ... More


The Possibility of Constitutional Theory

Dimitrios Kyritsis

in Where Our Protection Lies: Separation of Powers and Constitutional Review

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780199672257
eISBN:
9780191751295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199672257.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter sets out the main tenets of moralized constitutional theory, which supplies the methodology of the book. According to moralized constitutional theory the purpose of constitutional law is ... More


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