The Future of International Relations
The Future of International Relations presents the state of the art of international relations theory through an analysis of the work of twelve key contemporary thinkers. The authors break with the procedure in the field which juxtaposes aspects of the work of contemporary theorists with others, presenting them as part of a disembodied school of thought or paradigm. A more individual focus can demonstrate instead, the well-rounded character of some of the leading oeuvres and can thus offer a more representative view of the discipline.
The book covers the work of theorists whom students of international relations will read and sometimes struggle with. Each chapter places the thinker in the landscape of the discipline, identifies how they go about studying International Relations and discusses what others can learn from them.
The twelve theorists are John Vincent, Kenneth Waltz, Robert O.Keohane, Robert Gilpin, Bertrand Badie, John G.Ruggie, Hayward Alker, Nicholas G.Onuf, Alexander Wendt, Jean Bethke Elshtain, R.B.J.Walker and James Der Derian.
Iver B.Neumann is head of the Centre for Russian Studies at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs. He is also Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute 1995–6. Ole Wæver is Senior Research Fellow at CopenhagenPeace Research Institute (COPRI). He is alsoSSRC MacArthurPostDoctoral Fellow at the University of California at Berkeley 1996–7.
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