Debating 'the myth of 1648': state-formation, the interstate system and the rise of capitalism - a rejoinder

Teschke, Benno (2006) Debating 'the myth of 1648': state-formation, the interstate system and the rise of capitalism - a rejoinder. International Politics, 43 (5). pp. 531-573. ISSN 1740-3898

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Abstract

This rejoinder restates and develops the central theses of 'The Myth of 1648: Class, Geopolitics and the Making of Modern International Relations' in relation to a set of objections raised from the perspective of IR Historical Sociology by Hendrik Spruyt, of Political and Social Theory by Roland Axtmann and of Political Geography by John Agnew. Most centrally, it re-affirms the charge of a defective historicisation and theorisation of 'Westphalia' in the discipline of International Relations, while suggesting that a Marxist perspective that emphasises the spatio-temporally differentiated and geopolitically mediated development of Europe is capable of providing a new long-term interpretive framework for the complex co-development of capitalism, state building and the interstate system. It thereby pleads for a paradigm-shift in IR Theory and IR Historical Sociology.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: IR theory; historical sociology; marxism; capitalism; geopolitics;interstate system; Westphalia
Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > International Relations
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
Depositing User: Benno Teschke
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2008
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2017 12:05
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/1675
Google Scholar:17 Citations

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