Theories of International Relations, 6th Edition
In this extensively revised edition of what has long been regarded as the very best text on IR Theory, leading experts offer us ways to make sense of international relations. Presenting a full range of theories, from realism, liberalism and constructivism to postcolonialism and feminism, we are offered an unparalleled insight into the main paradigms and most cutting edge thought.The sixth edition of this text offers a more global introduction to IR, showcasing insights from across the world, and employing a historical sociological perspective throughout to demonstrate how any understanding of IR is historically- and geographically-contingent. Also new for this edition are chapters on postcolonialism and institutionalism, as well as boxed cases which apply theory to contemporary empirical examples, including gendered policy in the UN, the phenomenon of ‘fake news’, issues on migration and the crisis of the Amazon’s forest fires.
This text remains the definitive companion for all students of International Relations, at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.