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Social theory of the international politics

Social theory of the international politics

Author: Alexander Wendt
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York ; Melbourne : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Series: Cambridge studies in international relations (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge), 67.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Drawing upon philosophy and social theory, Social Theory of International Politics develops a theory of the international system as a social construction. Alexander Wendt clarifies the central claims of the constructivist approach, presenting a structural and idealist worldview which contrasts with the individualism and materialism which underpins much mainstream international relations theory. He builds a cultural  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander Wendt
ISBN: 0521465575 9780521465571 0521469600 9780521469609
OCLC Number: 468886301
Notes: Notes bibliogr. en bas de p. Bibliogr. p. 379-419. Index.
Awards: Winner of International Studies Best Book of the Decade Award 2006
Description: XV-429 p. ; 24 cm
Contents: Four sociologies of international politics --
Scientific realism and social kinds --
"Ideas all the way down?": on the constitution of power and interest --
Structure, agency, and culture --
The state and the problem of corporate agency --
Three cultures of anarchy --
Process and structural change.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in international relations (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge), 67.
Responsibility: Alexander Wendt.
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In Social Theory of International Politics, Wendt argues that states can view each other as enemies, rivals or friends. These roles can change over time, so that the international system is not  Read more...


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