Journals Higher Education



Published: 31 July 2012

272 Pages | 3 Tables, black & white

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719083525

Bookseller Code (06)


Neoclassical realism in European politics

Bringing power back in

Asle Toje and Barbara Kunz

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Provides a concise, provocative analysis of understanding relations at a time when the international system is in transition from unipolarity to multipolarity Reasserts traditional ways of understanding international politics in terms of power and influence by reintroducing and highlighting the distinct European realist tradition Challenges established orthodoxy that emphasizes the alleged sui generis nature of the EU which can only be understood by sui generis theoretical constructs - a notion that goes against the very essence of theorising Illustrates the continued relevance of the most established international relations theory and that this perspective is not mutually exclusive, but rather complimentary with the dominance of liberal theories (in the US) and social constructivism (in Europe) Brings together a new generation of predominantly European realist scholars at a time when realism is making a comeback in the study of international relations

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