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Published: 17 December 2020

420 Pages


ISBN: 9780198814443

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New Edition

International Relations Theories

Discipline and Diversity

Fifth Edition

Edited by Tim Dunne, Milja Kurki, and Steve Smith

  • Expert line-up of contributors offer coverage of dominant and emerging theories and arguments from diverse perspectives
  • Includes coverage of historically marginalised theories, including postcolonialism and environmentalism
  • A case study in each chapter shows how theory can be used to explain real-world problems and dilemmas and additional questions to encourage students to analyse and evaluate the different theories for themselves
  • Boxes highlighting key books or articles introduce students to prominent works in the field to encourage wider reading and research interests

New to this Edition:

  • New chapter on global IR by Professor Amitav Acharya encourages students to critically reflect on the context in which IR developed and appreciate the importance of viewing international relations theories from truly representative perspectives
  • Revised part structure introducing each section provides an overarching narrative to the text, helping students to understand and interpret different approaches
  • Updated online resources include pointers on answering case study questions, supporting students to apply theories to real world issues

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