International Relations Theory

International Relations Theory

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With chapters on all the major theories of international relations, accompanied by contemporary examples from popular culture, film and literature, this Third Edition is the ideal introduction to the key perspectives in the field.

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30% new content, with all chapters revised and updated
Useful learning features including further reading, 'questions to ponder', 'common pitfalls' and 'taking it further' boxes, to help you extend your thinking beyond the classroom
Invaluable chapters on getting the best out of your knowledge of International Relations Theory in essays and exams, including real life examples of best practice.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 170 x 242 x 20.32mm | 570g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 1473966582
  • 9781473966581
  • 56,048

Table of contents

Part I Introduction to Your Course in IR Theory
Chapter 1: What is International Relations?
Chapter 2: International Relations Theory
Chapter 3: Theoretical Debates
Part II Theories of IR
Chapter 4: Liberalism
Chapter 5: Realism
Chapter 6: Neorealism and Neoliberalism
Chapter 7: The English School
Chapter 8: Constructivism
Chapter 9: Marxism
Chapter 10: Critical Theory
Chapter 11: Feminism
Chapter 12: Poststructuralism
Chapter 13: Postcolonialism
Chapter 14: Green International Theory
Part III Lectures, Tutorials, Coursework and Exams
Chapter 15: Making The Most Of Theory In Lectures and Tutorials
Chapter 16: Making The Most Of Theory In Essays
Chapter 17: Examples Of Good Practice In IR Theory Essays
Chapter 18: Making The Most Of Theory In Exams
Part IV Additional Resources
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International Relations Theory is an accessible and engaging text that provides students with a broad and diverse introduction to different perspectives in IR. This book encourages students to be active learners and citizens in their approach to IR theory. Daddow shows IR theory to be a messy field of contrasting approaches but provides students with the tools to navigate this messiness and apply it to real world problems of international politics. -- Dr Eleanor Knott Now in a Third edition, International Relations Theory remains the go to text for students new to the theory of international relations. Within one compact text Oliver Daddow provides clear and concise introductions to the main strands of contemporary theorising, and invaluable guides for writing essays and revising for exams. Students of International Theory will find this book both a welcoming invitation to study, and an essential and reliable guide. -- Stephen Hobden The new edition of Daddow's International Relations Theory offers an invaluable introduction for undergraduate and postgraduate students who are completely new to the field. Written in an accessible style with user-friendly features and examples, the book succinctly covers the full range of theories from Liberalism, through Feminism and Poststructuralism to Green Theory. The advice on using IR theory in tutorials, exams and essays makes this a crucial study guide. There is no better IR theory primer on the market. -- Dr Dan Bulley Daddow's book is one of the best reference books in the discipline of International Relations. It is highly accessible, written in an engaging style that skillfully combines theory with practice. I would not hesitate to recommend this essential book to students of international politics. I am always happy to recommend Daddow's book to my students whenever they need clear explanations to highly theoretical questions. -- Tunc Aybak
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About Oliver Daddow

Oliver Daddow is Assistant Professor in British Politics and Security at the University of Nottingham. His research interests are in interpretivist international relations, British foreign policy - especially Brexit and the Europe question - and discourse analysis. He is the author of Britain and Europe Since 1945: Historiographical Perspectives on Integration (Manchester University Press, 2004) and New Labour and the European Union: Blair and Brown's Logic of History (Manchester University Press, 2011). He edited Harold Wilson and European Integration: Britain's Second Application to Join the EEC (Frank Cass, 2003). With Jamie Gaskarth he edited British Foreign Policy: The New Labour Years (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011), and with Mark Bevir and Ian Hall he edited Interpreting Global Security (Routledge, 2014). He has written book chapters and peer-reviewed journal arti cles across his research interests, including in Government and Opposition, International Affairs, International Relations, Journal of Common Market Studies, Journal of European Public Policy, Political Quarterly, British Journal of Politics and International
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