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Agents, structures and international relations : politics as ontology

Author: Colin Wight
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
Series: Cambridge studies in international relations, 101.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Wight analyses the agent-structure problem and argues there are many gaps in IR theory that can only be understood through ontology - the metaphysical study of existence and reality. He integrates international relations theory with social theory, stressing the problem is an issue of concern to the wider human sciences.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Wight, Colin, 1954-
Agents, structures and international relations.
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006
(DLC) 2006299879
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Colin Wight
ISBN: 0511249950 9780511249952 9780511250460 0511250460 051124889X 9780511248894 0511249446 9780511249440 9780511491764 051149176X 9780521857529 052185752X
OCLC Number: 252531504
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 340 pages).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Series-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Figures; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 IR: a science without positivism?; 2 The agent-structure problem: from social theory to IR theory; 3 The agent-structure problem in IR theory: preliminary issues; 4 Structure; 5 Agency; 6 The agent-structure problem: epistemology; 7 The agent-structure problem: methodology; 8 Conclusion; References; Index; CAMBRIDGE STUDIES IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in international relations, 101.
Responsibility: Colin Wight.

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