Idealism and Realism in International Relations

Idealism and Realism in International Relations

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The author argues for a revised conception of international relations that acknowledges the irreconcilability of realist and idealist theories, and concerns itself instead with important substantive issues.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 212 pages
  • 156 x 234mm | 176g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138972231
  • 9781138972230

Table of contents

1. Introduction: Idealism and realism in International Relations 2. The roots of diversity in political and social theory: Competing visions of progress 3. From idealism to realism: The myth of progress in IR theory 4. Idealism, realism and national differences: The American case 5. Idealism, realism and national differences: 'The British Case' 6. A discipline pas de commme les autres?: International relations and the 'real' problem of theoretical pluralism. 7. Challenge: New Reality or the Same Old Story?8. International Relations: A Discipline pas comme les autresshow more