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Political theories of international relations : from Thucydides to the present

Author: David Boucher
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Boucher uses ideas of Western philosophy's most significant thinkers to trace the history of political theory in international relations. He ends by showing how theories compare with and extend the themes addressed by their predecessors.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Boucher
ISBN: 0198780532 9780198780533 0198780540 9780198780540
OCLC Number: 40579295
Description: xii, 443 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Character of the Political Theory of International Relations --
2. Three Traditions: Empiricism, Universal Moral Order, and Historical Reason --
pt. I. Empirical Realism --
3. Primacy of Interest: Classical Greece --
4. Thucydides' Peloponnesian War --
5. Machiavelli, Human Nature, and the Exemplar of Rome --
6. Priority of the Secular: The Medieval Inheritance and Machiavelli's Subordination of Ethics to Politics --
7. Inter-Community and International Relations in the Political Philosophy of Hobbes --
pt. II. Universal Moral Order --
8. Priority of Law and Morality: The Greeks and Stoics --
9. Constraining the Causes and Conduct of War: Aquinas, Vitoria, Gentili, and Grotius --
10. Pufendorf and the Person of the State --
11. International and Cosmopolitan Societies: Locke, Vattel, and Kant --
pt. III. Historical Reason --
12. Redemption through Independence: Rousseau's Theory of International Relations --
13. Edmund Burke and Historical Reason in International Relations --
14. Hegel's Theory of International Relations --
15. Marx and the Capitalist World System --
16. Identity, Human Rights, and the Extension of the Moral Community: The Political Theory of International Relations in the Twentieth Century.
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'Boucher (1998) is the most substantial overall history of international thought currently available.' International Relations in Political Thought

 
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