IR Disciplinary History

Reading

Introduction to International Relations Theory

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Burchill & Linklater (2013) Theories of International Relations, (5th edition) Chapter 1: introduction. London: Palgrave Macmillan

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Holzgrefe (1989) The Origins of Modern International Relations Theory, Review of International Studies, Vol.15, No.1 (Jan 1989), pp.11-26

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Snyder, Jack (2004) One World, Rival Theories, Foreign Policy, No.145 (Nov-Dec 2004), pp.52-62

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Walt, Stephen M. (1998) International Relations: One World, Many Theories, Foreign Affairs, No. 110, Special Edition (Spring 1998), pp.29-32, 34-46


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Origins, Debates and Schools

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Bell & Sylvest (2006) International Society in Victorian Political Thought: Green, Spencer, & Sidgwick, Modern Intellectual History, Vol.3, No.2, pp.207-238

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Buzan & Lawson (2013) The Global Transformation, International Studies Quarterly, Vol.57, No.3, pp.620-634

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De Carvalho, Leira & Hobson (2011) The Big Bangs of IR, Millennium Journal of International Studies, Vol.39, No.3, pp.735-758

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Hoffman, Stanley (1977) An American Social Science: International Relations, Daedalus, Vol.106, No.3, (Summer 1977), pp.41-60

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Krasner, Stephen (1995) Compromising Westphalia, International Security, Vol.20, No.3 (Winter 1995-96), pp.115-151

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Krasner, Stephen (2001) Rethinking the Sovereign State Model, Review of International Studies, Vol.27, No.5, pp.17-42

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Krippendorff, Ekkehard (1987) The Dominance of American Approaches in International Relations, Millennium, Vol.16, No.2, pp.207-214

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McCarthy, Niall (2009) A Critical Analysis of the ‘Great Debates’ That Structured Traditional International Relations Theory

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Osiander, A. (2001) Sovereignty, International Relations and the Westphalian Myth, International Organisation, Vol.55, No.2 (Spring 2001), pp.251-287

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Schmidt, Brian (1994) The Historiography of Academic International Relations, Review of International Studies, Vol.20, No.4 (Oct 1994), pp.349-367


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What purposes do stories of great debates serve in the discipline of International Relations?

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Kahler, Miles (1997) Inventing International Relations: IR Theory after 1945, Chapter 2 of New Thinking in International Relations Theory, by M. Doyle and G. John Ikenberry (eds.)

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Wilson, Peter (1998) The Myth of the ‘First Great Debate,’ Review of International Studies, Vol.24, The Eighty Years’ Crisis 1919-1999 (Dec 1998), pp.1-15


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What are the fault lines dividing mainstream IR explanations from those alternative approaches?

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Glynos & Howarth (2007) Logics of Critical Explanation in Social and Political Theory, Introductory Chapter.  London and New York: Routledge

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Molloy, S (2006) ‘Introduction: A Genealogical Reading of Realism,’ in The Hidden History of Realism, Palgrave Macmillan, pp.1-14

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


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