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International Relations in Europe

Traditions, Perspectives and Destinations, 1st Edition

Edited by Knud Erik Jørgensen, Tonny Brems Knudsen


292 pages

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A new and illuminating critical examination of international relations in Europe.

This new volume presents all of the state of the art thinking, focusing particularly on international relations theory and theoretical debates in Western and Central European countries.

The contributors seek to strengthen knowledge about different ways of cultivating the discipline; to intensify pan-European communication concerning IR theory; to contribute to improving the quality of theorizing; and finally to consider future directions for the discipline in Europe. The main issues addressed include: the historical development of the discipline; factors driving IR theorizing; the institutional and cultural context of theorizing; 'homegrown' theory-building vs. theory import; patterns of traditional and new discourse; and the diversity of disciplinary traditions.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction Part 1: Countries and Regions 2. France3. Italy 4. Germany 5. Spain6. Scandinavia7. United Kingdom8. Czech Republic Part 2: Cross-Cutting Perspective 9. Culture in International Relations10. Approaches to IR: The Relationship between Anglo-Saxon Historiography and Cross-Community Comparisons11. Continental IR Theory 12. Epilogue

About the Series

Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics

International relations is a rapidly changing area of research, reacting to and anticipating an ever more integrated and globalised world. This series aims to publish the best new work in the field of international relations, and of politics more generally. Books in the series challenge existing empirical and normative theories, and advance new paradigms as well as presenting significant new research.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / History & Theory