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International Relations Theories: Discipline and Diversity

International Relations Theories: Discipline and Diversity
Author: Tim Dunne - Milja Kurki - Steve Smith
ISBN 13: 9780199548866
ISBN 10: 199548862
Edition: 2
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2010-03-19
Format: Paperback
Pages: 365
List Price: $67.95

Drawing on a wealth of expertise from an international team of contributors, the second edition of International Relations Theories presents a diverse selection of theoretical positions.

Arguing that theory is central to explaining the dynamics of world politics, editors Tim Dunne, Milja Kurki, and Steve Smith cover a wide variety of theoretical positions--from the historically dominant traditions to powerful critical voices since the 1980s. The editors have brought together a team of international contributors, each specializing in a different theory. The contributors explain the theoretical background to their positions before showing how and why their theories matter. The book opens up space for analysis and debate, allowing students to decide which theories they find most useful in explaining and understanding international relations.


* Brings together perspectives from leading authors

* Combines theory and practice through extensive case study sections at the end of each chapter, providing students with the opportunity for debate and discussion

* Provides an extensive range of pedagogical features throughout

* Supplemented by a Companion Website (www.oup.com/uk/orc/bin/9780199548866) containing weblinks, a flashcard glossary, a revision guide, figures and tables from the textbook, and PowerPoint lecture slides


* Thoroughly revised and updated to reflect new developments in the field

* Brand-new chapter on Normative International Relations Theory (Chapter 2)

* New "key text" boxes highlighting important topics covered within each chapter