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Onuf, Nicholas Greenwood

Works: 42 works in 163 publications in 2 languages and 4,441 library holdings
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Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works about Nicholas Greenwood Onuf
Most widely held works by Nicholas Greenwood Onuf
International relations in a constructed world by V Kubálková( )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 1,715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the application of constructivist theory to international relations. The text examines the relevance of constructivism for empirical research, focusing on some of the key issues of contemporary international politics: ethnic and national identity; gender; and political economy
World of our making : rules and rule in social theory and international relations by Nicholas Greenwood Onuf( Book )

25 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World of our Making is a major contribution to contemporary social science. Now reissued in this volume, Onuf's seminal text is key reading for anyone who wishes to study modern international relations. Onuf understands all of international relations to be a matter of rules and rule in foreign behaviour. The author draws together the rules of international relations, explains their source, and elaborates on their implications through a vast array of interdisciplinary thinkers such as Kenneth Arrow, J.L. Austin, Max Black, Michael Foucault, Anthony Giddens, Jurgen Habermas, La
Federal union, modern world : the law of nations in an age of revolutions, 1776-1814 by Peter S Onuf( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this thought-provoking analysis of international relations, the Onufs deepen our understanding of the ideas that forged the law of nations in a world of revolutions. Taking a time of extraordinary change as its frame of reference, Federal Union, Modern World relates the emergence of the modern concept of state-societies to the remarkable experiments in constitution-making in the United States. It shows how efforts to model a federal union in America influenced the broader relations of European nation-states. Relying on ancient and early modern sources prominent in the minds of the Founders, the authors demonstrate how the idea of a federal union was applied to the nations of the world. This profound paradigm shift in international relations divorced the law of nations from naturalism and grafted it onto modern ideas of liberalism. The formation of the United States as a federation, argue the Onufs, "expressed Enlightenment impulses ... more fully than any contemporaneous developments in Europe." Furthermore, as the Founders attempted to secure a tenable position for their creation, they inspired a shift in international relations theory from natural legal doctrine to the positive law of states. This book is a contribution to the new history of "conceptual change," drawing selectively on the history of diplomacy, political theory, and legal doctrine to identify and relate some important themes in the emergence of the modern world. This relevant and timely study of international union and disunion informs us as much about the decades of revolution as it does about the context of international relations and federalism in our own time
The republican legacy in international thought by Nicholas Greenwood Onuf( Book )

12 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Republicanism has enjoyed a revival of scholarly interest in several fields. In this book Nicholas Onuf provides the first major treatment of the republican way of thinking about law, politics, and society in the context of international thought. The author tells two stories about republicanism, starting with Aristotle and culminating in the eighteenth century, when international thought became a distinctive enterprise. These two stories surround the thought of Vattel and Kant, and by telling them side by side the author identifies a substantial but little-acknowledged legacy of republicanism in contemporary discussions of sovereignty, intervention, international society, peace, levels of analysis, and the global economy. In identifying this legacy in contemporary thought, Nicholas Onuf develops his constructivist approach to international theory
Nations, markets, and war : modern history and the American Civil War by Nicholas Greenwood Onuf( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this provocative interdisciplinary study, Nicholas and Peter Onuf argue that the American Civil War was the first great war between modern nations, emerging from the wreckage of a federal union that was supposed to secure perpetual peace. Situating conceptions of nationhood and war in the broader context of modern history, the authors draw attention to overlooked aspects of liberal thought that stand in tension with the ahistorical individuals and markets that are so familiar to us today. The liberal conception of the autonomous, rights-bearing individual is the product, not the predicate, of what has actually been a protracted process of development. New ways of historical thinking gave rise to new ideas about the nations that collectively constituted international society; the behavior of sovereign nations in turn provided a liberal model for the reorganization of domestic societies. Changing conceptions of markets provided the impetus for nation-making, as well as for war. In the book's second part the authors show how controversy over trade policy in the early American republic led to irreconcilable ideas about the nature of the union and the relationship between home and world markets. When Southerners embraced the logic of nationhood of their known region and insisted that slavery promoted the wealth and welfare of the civilized world, Northerners held that an expanding continental republic embodied their national aspirations. In this light, the clash between Southern concerns with free markets and Northern concerns about nation-making, each classically liberal in its own way, looms especially large in the sectional tensions that led to the Civil War. The Union and Confederacy went to war as great nations determined to secure their place in the modern, civilized world because they were so much alike. THeir war should not be seen as a tragic, inexplicable anomaly in American history. It was, instead, the precedent for subsequent, and even more horrific, conflicts among nations
Law-making in the global community( Book )

7 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making sense, making worlds : constructivism in social theory and international relations by Nicholas Greenwood Onuf( Book )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nicholas Onuf is a leading scholar in international relations and introduced constructivism to international relations, coining the term constructivism in his book World of Our Making (1989). He was featured as one of twelve scholars featured in Iver B. Neumann and Ole Wæver, eds., The Future of International Relations: Masters in the Making? (1996); and featured in Martin Griffiths, Steven C. Roach and M. Scott Solomon, Fifty Key Thinkers in International Relations, 2nd ed. (2009). This powerful collection of essays clarifies Onuf's approach to international relations and makes a decisive contribution to the debates in IR concerning theory. It embeds the theoretical project in the wider horizon of how we understand ourselves and the world. Onuf updates earlier themes and his general constructivist approach, and develops some newer lines of research, such as the work on metaphors and the re-grounding in much more Aristotle than before. A complement to the author's groundbreaking book of 1989, World of Our Making, this tightly argued book draws extensively from philosophy and social theory to advance constructivism in International Relations. Making Sense, Making Worlds will be vital reading for students and scholars of international relations, international relations theory, social theory and law."--Publisher's website
Reprisals: rituals, rules, rationales by Nicholas Greenwood Onuf( Book )

8 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

International legal theory : essays and engagements, 1966-2006 by Nicholas Greenwood Onuf( Book )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nicholas Onuf's International Legal Theory: Essays and Engagements 1966-2007 is a collection of the author's articles and book reviews from the period, including some previously unpublished material. The book records the author's efforts to address important problems in international legal theory and to engage other scholars who were also addressing these problems. As well as demonstrating Onuf's own constructivist contribution to the theoretical dimension of international law and international relations, each piece is preceded by a short introduction which highlights the wider themes and developments which have occurred in the field of international law in the last forty years
The mightie frame : epochal change and the modern world by Nicholas Greenwood Onuf( Book )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nicholas Onuf is one of the originators of constructivist theory in international relations, and is credited with providing the school of thought with its name. His writings have focused on how rules for governing have come to be, arguing that "rules for rule" have solidified over time through repeated behaviors that work themselves out into a system of social uniformity and hierarchy. Rules set out who is a member of society, establish goals, provide opportunities to act, and dictate who sits on top -- i.e., what any political society looks like in a particular time and place. This book looks at the political society that has evolved since the Renaissance, or what might be called "the modern world" in order to consider what is yet to come. Like Foucault, Onuf sees the rules of governance changing in tandem with changes in the way a society thinks -- what together constitute any society's "mighty frame". Unlike Foucault, Onuf argues that modernism marked an end to societal and political transitions, and that we have entered a period during which established conditions of rule are likely to be reinforced-and the mighty frame grow ever mightier"--
Semantics of statebulding : language, meanings and sovereignty by Nicolas Lemay-Hebert( )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume examines international statebuilding in terms of language and meanings, rather than focusing narrowly on current policy practices. After two decades of evolution towards more `integrated, ' `multi-faceted' or, simply stated, more intrusive statebuilding and peacebuilding operations, a critical literature has slowly emerged on the economic, social and political impacts of these interventions. Scholars have started to analyse the `unintended consequences' of peacebuilding missions, analysing all aspects of interventions. Central to the book is the understanding that language is both the most important tool for building anything of social significance, and the primary repository of meanings in any social setting. Hence, this volume exemplifies how the multiple realities of state, state fragility and statebuilding are being conceptualised in mainstream literature, by highlighting the repercussions this conceptualisation has on `good practices' for statebuilding. Drawing together leading scholars in the field, this project provides a meeting point between constructivism in international relations and the critical perspective on liberal peacebuilding, shedding new light on the commonly accepted meanings and concepts underlying the international (or world) order, as well as the semantics of contemporary statebuilding practices. This book will be of much interest to students of statebuilding and intervention, war and conflict studies, security studies and international relations
On rules, politics, and knowledge : Friedrich Kratochwil, international relations, and domestic affairs by Oliver Kessler( )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interrogates and extends Friedrich Kratochwil''s pathbreaking work on knowledge, normative phenomena, and political practice in international relations. Contributors reflect on the ways in which normative phenomena, politics, and knowledge claims are linked in practice
The SAGE handbook of the history, philosophy and sociology of international relations( )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Sage handbook offers a panoramic view of the broad field of international relations by integrating three distinct but interrelated foci. It retraces international relations' historical devolopment as a professional field of study, expolores the philosophical foundations of international relations, and interrogates the sociological mechanisms through which scholarship is produced and the field is structured. The 41 chapters are structured into five parts: 01. Reflections on a disciplinary practice02. Imagining the international, acknowledging the global03. The search for (an) identity04. International relations as a profession05. Looking ahead: the future of meta-analysis
The conscious development of international law by Nicholas Greenwood Onuf( Book )

6 editions published between 1967 and 1980 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political identity and social change : the remaking of the South African social order by Jamie Frueh( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Political Identity and Social Change builds upon the constructivist theory of political identity to explore the social changes that accompanied the end of apartheid in South Africa. To gain a better understanding of how structures of identity changed along with the rest of South Africa's institutions, Frueh analyzes three social and political conflicts: the Soweto uprisings of 1976, the reformist constitutional debates of 1983-1984, and post-apartheid crime. Analyzing these conflicts demonstrates how identity labels function as structures of social discourse, how social activity is organized through these structures, and how both the labels and their power have changed during the course of South Africa's transition. In this way, the book contributes not only to the study of South African society, but also provides lessons about the relationship between identity and social change."--Jacket
What we do( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Nick Onuf discusses his project to advance the history, philosophy, and sociology of international relations as a field of study. Onuf explains what he calls the three separate 'we's' that people can be: artists, scientists, or craftsmen. He also addresses the three cognitive faculties related to these identities: imagination, judgment, and understanding
Rules in practice by Nicholas Greenwood Onuf( )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Republican themes in international thought by Nicholas Greenwood Onuf( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Time of Need : United Nations Reform, Civil Society, and the Late Modern World by Nicholas Greenwood Onuf( )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cold War and the paradox of nonalignment by Kōnstantinos Arvanitopoulos( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Federal union, modern world : the law of nations in an age of revolutions, 1776-1814
Federal union, modern world : the law of nations in an age of revolutions, 1776-1814The republican legacy in international thoughtNations, markets, and war : modern history and the American Civil WarInternational legal theory : essays and engagements, 1966-2006On rules, politics, and knowledge : Friedrich Kratochwil, international relations, and domestic affairsPolitical identity and social change : the remaking of the South African social orderRepublican themes in international thought
Alternative Names
Greenwood Onuf, Nicholas

Greenwood Onuf, Nicholas 1941-

Nicholas Onuf American scholar

Onuf, Christopher, 1941-

Onuf, N. G. 1941-

Onuf, Nicholas.

Onuf, Nicholas 1941-

Onuf, Nicholas G.

Onuf Nicholas Greenwood

نیکلاس اونف


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