An Introduction to International Relations Theory by Jill Steans, Lloyd Pettiford, Thomas Diez and Imad El-Anis

By Jill Steans, Lloyd Pettiford, Thomas Diez and Imad El-Anis

Show description

Read Online or Download An Introduction to International Relations Theory Perspectives and Themes Third edition PDF

Similar international & world politics books

The Political Discourse of Anarchy: A Disciplinary History of International Relations

This designated disciplinary background of the sphere of diplomacy examines its early emergence within the mid-nineteenth century to the interval starting with the outbreak of worldwide conflict II. It demonstrates that a number of the as a rule held assumptions concerning the field’s early heritage are flawed, reminiscent of the presumed dichotomy among idealist and realist sessions.

The Samson Option: Israel's Nuclear Arsenal and American Foreign Policy

An research into Israel's nuclear functions discloses information regarding the country's rush towards nuclear prestige, its collaboration with South Africa and Iran, and its espionage actions. Reprint. NYT.

Fiji Before the Storm: Elections and the Politics of Development

A racially-weighted structure, promulgated via decree in 1990, divided the rustic and invited foreign condemnation, and the financial system suffered from the cave in of associations of excellent governance. In 1995, an autonomous structure evaluate Commision appointed by way of the Fijian parliament, suggested wide-ranging adjustments to the structure.

Nuclear power's Global Expansion: Weighing Its Costs and Risks

Whilst safeguard and palms regulate analysts record what has helped preserve nuclear guns applied sciences from spreading, power economics is never, if ever, pointed out. but, huge civilian nuclear strength courses can-and have-brought states particularly a fashion in the direction of constructing nuclear guns; and it's been marketplace economics, greater than the other strength, that has saved so much states from beginning or finishing those courses.

Extra resources for An Introduction to International Relations Theory Perspectives and Themes Third edition

Example text

While the application of Kantian thought to international relations has been dismissed as ‘utopian’, it is important to note that Kant recognised that, in order to achieve a just world order, certain conditions were necessary, including the establishment of republics, as opposed to monarchies or dictatorships (and, perhaps, a near-universal commitment to liberal democracy). Indeed, Kant held that only civilised countries, those countries which were already governed by a system of law and in which people were free citizens rather than subjects, would feel impelled to leave the state of lawlessness that characterised the international state of nature.

However, Kant is frequently interpreted as suggesting that countries where people were not free citizens, but rather subjected to the rule of a monarch, perhaps, or a dictator, were much more likely to be belligerent and warlike. If this was the case, log- Origins | 27 ically it followed that a world federation would only be achieved when all states were republics. Just as Kant believed that a state of ‘perpetual peace’ would not be realised in the near future, contemporary liberals are under no illusions about the barriers to achieving justice and the rule of law under conditions of anarchy, but, like Kant, many insist that this is an ideal to be striven for.

Our justification for doing so is that, despite some differences in the ‘versions’ of liberalism, there are, nonetheless, prevailing and constant liberal principles and core assumptions. It is useful first to offer a few qualifications and clarifications. It is important not to lose sight of the fact that the term ‘liberal’ has been applied to the political beliefs of a wide variety of people. Liberals have views about the economic organisation of society, for instance; here we can detect a division in liberal thought between those on the political ‘right’ who believe that individual liberty must extend into the economic realm: that is, people must be free to buy and sell their labour and skills as well as goods and services in a free market which is subjected to minimal regulation.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.34 of 5 – based on 23 votes