Philosophical Pragmatism and International Relations

Philosophical Pragmatism and International Relations : Essays for a Bold New World

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Philosophical Pragmatism and International Relations bridges the gap between philosophical pragmatism and international relations, two disciplinary perspectives that together shed light on how to advance the study and conduct of foreign affairs. Authors in this collection discuss a broad range of issues, from policy relevance to peacekeeping operations, with an eye to understanding how this distinctly American philosophy, pragmatism, can improve both international relations research and foreign policy more

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  • Hardback | 236 pages
  • 158 x 234 x 22mm | 498.95g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739168258
  • 9780739168257

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These carefully crafted essays take the measure of current debates about international relations. They confidently guide their readers beyond the usual grand theories to a richly contextual approach that foregrounds tools of experimental inquiry. The contributors furnish ample evidence of the continuing relevance of classical pragmatism to some of the most urgent discussions of our time. -- Larry Hickman, Southern Illinois Universityshow more

About Shane J. Ralston

Shane J. Ralston is assistant professor of philosophy in the Humanities Department at Pennsylvania State University-Hazleton. His research is on democratic theory, pragmatism, international relations, and environmental philosophy. He is the book review editor for Education and Culture: The Journal of the John Dewey Society. He is also the author of John Dewey's Great Debates-Reconstructed and Pragmatic Environmentalism: Toward a Rhetoric of more

Table of contents

Preface Acknowledgments Foreword Introduction Chapter 1: On Pragmatism and International Relations Chapter 2: Getting Beyond International Relations Theory Chapter 3: Pragmatism, Militarism, and Political Theory Chapter 4: Pragmatism, Peacekeeping, and the Constabulary Force Chapter 5: Justice and global Communities of Inquiry Chapter 6: Science, Values, and Democracy in the Global Climate Change Debate Chapter 7: Obama's Pragmatism in International Affairs-Appropriate or Appropriation? Chapter 8: Presidential Rhetoric and Pragmatism's Possibilities Bibliography Index About the Contributorsshow more