Constructivism

University of Cambridge (2011)

Reading

Required Reading

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Adler, Emanuel (2002) ‘Constructivism and International Relations,’ Chapter 5 in Handbook of International Relations, by Walter Carlsnaes, Thomas Risse and Beth A. Simmons (editors) (London: Sage)

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Zehfuss, Maja (2001) ‘Constructivism in International Relations: Wednt, Onus and Kratochwil,’ Chapter 3 of Constructing International Relations: the next generation, New York: M.E. Sharpe, pp.54-75

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Wendt, Alexander (1992) Anarchy is What States Make of It: The social construction of power politics, International Organization, Vol.46, No.2 (Spring 1992), pp.391-425

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Lapid, Yosef & Friedrich Kratochwil (editors) (1996), ‘Is the Ship of Culture at Sea or Returning?’ Chapter 11 of The Return of Culture and Identity in IR Theory, Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner, pp.201-223

Recommended reading

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Adler, Emanuel (1997) Seizing the Middle Ground: Constructivism in world politics, European Journal of International Relations, Vo.3, No.3, pp.319-363

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Barkin, Samuel (2003) Realist Constructivism, International Studies Review, Vol.5, No.3, pp. 325-342

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Barnett, Michael & Martha Finnemore (2005) The Power of Liberal Organisations, Chapter 7 of Power in Global Governance, Cambridge University Press, pp.161-184 SEE SIDEBAR

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Behnke, Andreas (2001) Grand Theory in the Age of its Impossibility: Contemplations on Alexander Wendt, Cooperation and Conflict, Vol.36, No.1, pp.121-134

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Cederman, Lars-Erik & Christopher Daase (2003) Endogenzing Corporate Identities: the next step in constructivist IR theory, European Journal of International Relations, Vol.9, No.1, pp.5-35

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Copeland, Dale C. (2000) The Constructivist Challenge to Structural Realism: A review essay, International Security, Vol.25, No.2 (Autumn 2000), pp.187-212

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Diez, Thomas (2005) Constructing the Self and Changing Others: Reconsidering ‘Normative Power Europe’, Millennium Journal of International Studies, Vol.33, No.3, pp.613-636

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Fierke, K.M. (2000) Constructivism, Chapter 9 of International Relations Theories: Diversity and discipline, by D. Dunne, M. Kurki & S. Smith (editors) (Oxford: OUP), pp.177-194

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Finnemore, Martha (editor) (1996), ‘Defining State Interests,’ Chapter 1 of National Interests in International Society (Cornell University Press), pp.1-33

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Jackson, P., D. Nexon et al (2004) Bridging the Gap: Toward a realist-constructivist dialogue, International Studies Review, Vol.6, No.2 (Jun 2004), pp.337-352

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Kratochwil, Friedrich (2000) Constructing a New Orthodoxy? Wendt’s ‘Social Theory of International Politics’ and the Constructivist Challenge, Millennium Journal of International Politics, Vol.29, No.1, pp.73-101

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Lebow, Richard N. (2001) Thucydides the Constructivist, The American Political Science Review, Vol.95, No.3 (Sep 2001), pp.547-560

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Onuf, Nicholas (1998) Constructivism: A User’s manual, Chapter 3 of International Relations in a Constructed World, by V. Kubalkova, pp.58-78

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Risse, Thomas (2000) “Let’s Argue!”: Communicative action in world politics, International Organization, Vol.54, No.1 (Winter 2000), pp.1-39

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Ruggie, John (1998) What Makes the World Hang Together? Neo-Utilitarianism and the Social Constructivist Challenge, International Organization, Vol.52, No.4 (Autumn 1998), pp.855-885

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Wendt, Alexander (1999) ‘Four Sociologies of International Politics,’ Chapter 1 of Social Theory of International Politics (Cambridge: CUP), pp.1-44 SEE SIDEBAR

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Zehfuss, M. (2001) Constructivism and Identity: A Dangerous Liaison, European Journal of International Relations, Vol.7, No.3, pp.315-348


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