What's the point of International Relations?

Dyvik, Synne L, Selby, Jan and Wilkinson, Rorden, eds. (2017) What's the point of International Relations? Routledge, London and New York. ISBN 9781138707313

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Abstract

What’s the Point of International Relations casts a critical eye on what it is that we think we are doing when we study and teach international relations (IR). It brings together many of IR’s leading thinkers to challenge conventional understandings of the discipline’s origins, history, and composition. It sees IR as a discipline that has much to learn from others, which has not yet lived up to its ambitions or potential, and where much work remains to be done. At the same time, it finds much that is worth celebrating in the discipline’s growing pluralism and views IR as a deeply political, critical, and normative pursuit.

The volume is divided into five parts:

• What is the point of IR?

• The origins of a discipline

• Policing the boundaries

• Engaging the world

• Imagining the future

Although each chapter alludes to and/or discusses central aspects of all of these components, each part is designed to capture the central thrust of the concerns of the contributors. Moving beyond western debate, orthodox perspectives, and uncritical histories this volume is essential reading for all scholars and advanced level students concerned with the history, development, and future of international relations.

Item Type: Edited Book
Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > International Relations
Research Centres and Groups: Centre for Global Political Economy
Sussex Centre for Conflict and Security Research
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General) > JA0071 Theory. Relation to other subjects
J Political Science > JZ International relations > JZ0024 Societies, associations, academies, institutes, etc., for the study of international relations
J Political Science > JZ International relations > JZ1249 Relation to other disciplines and topics
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Depositing User: Synne LaastadDyvik
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2017 08:44
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2017 08:44
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/69395
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