1st Edition

International Relations in Europe
Traditions, Perspectives and Destinations





ISBN 9780415479707
Published June 10, 2008 by Routledge
292 Pages

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Book Description

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. France  3. Italy  4. Germany  5. Spain  6. Scandinavia  7. United Kingdom  8. Czech Republic  Part 2: Cross-Cutting Perspective  9. Culture in International Relations  10. Approaches to IR: The Relationship between Anglo-Saxon Historiography and Cross-Community Comparisons  11. Continental IR Theory  12. Epilogue

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