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.
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