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International Relations Theories: Discipline and Diversity

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This cutting-edge textbook provides a comprehensive introduction to international relations theory. Arguing that theory is central to explaining the dynamics of world politics, it includes 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 ...more
Paperback, 373 pages
Published January 12th 2007 by Oxford University Press, USA
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Aug 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
ยังอานไมจบหรอกเเตอานไปไดเยอะเเลว เหลือบทที13 หนังสือดีมากนะเวอรชันเเปลไทย เเนะนำ ...more
Jessica Castellanos
First of all, I don't know how a book with so many typos and grammatical errors ever made it to publishing. That's besides the point, though, as my main complaint with this book is that it explained things in much more confusing terms than necessary. This book seems to take the idea that if there's a bigger word for something simple, you should use it. I don't mind big words, but when a concept is being taught to you for the first time (and this is an intro to IR textbook), it's definitely not t ...more
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Recommends it for: Philosophers
My first real philosophy book from an academic standpoint! It was like the IS book written by various authors so the writing style was good and bad at times. However, it did cover theoretial subjects quite well and I thought it was useful as a text when I studied theory. I'm glad I'm done with it though. Now I don't need to worry much more about critical theory, ie poststructuralism (that I presented a class on!), feminism, and constructivism. I wish I would have gotten the other bigger book by ...more
Jan 17, 2016 rated it liked it
I used this text for a master's level IR class spring 2010. Some early chapters assume knowledge about theoretical material explained in later chapters, which made it difficult for students new to the material.
Pavol Hardos
A mixed bag. Each approach gets a chapter by it's noted scholar, which may sound like a good idea - who better to explain than a proponent? But the book reads as if some contributors could not decide whether to explain or advance their favorite position and they end up doing neither.
Jan 16, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An introductory text to international relations; covering the essential theories and key authors.
Feb 08, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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