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Title:
Security and international relations.
Author:
Kolodziej, Edward A.
ISBN:
9780521001168
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Publication Information:
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Physical Description:
xi, 349 p.
Series:
Themes in international relations.
Series Title:
Themes in international relations.
Contents:
Pt. 1. Introduction to international security and security studies. International relations and international security: boundaries, levels of analysis, and falsifying theories ; The foundations of security studies: Hobbes, Clausewitz, and Thucydides ; Testing security theories: explaining the rise and demise of the Cold War. -- Pt. 2. Contending security theories. Realism, neorealism and liberal institutionalism ; Economic liberalism and Marxism. -- Pt. 3. Validating security theories. Behaviorism ; Constructivism. -- Conclusions. Whither international security and security studies?
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Helping students identify and discuss main issues in international security today, this book evaluates the contending schools of thought and their key assumptions. It explains why states use-- or chose not to use--force to promote their causes. Each philosophy is tested in terms of its capacity to explain the rise and demise of the Cold War and to address the security challenges confronting the peoples and states of the twenty-first century. The book also contains essay questions and guides to further reading.


Table of Contents

Tables and figuresp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. x
Introductionp. 1
Part I Introduction to international security and security studies
1 International relations and international security: boundaries, levels of analysis, and falsifying theoriesp. 11
2 The foundations of security studies: Hobbes, Clausewitz, and Thucydidesp. 48
3 Testing security theories: explaining the rise and demise of the Cold Warp. 77
Part II Contending security theories
4 Realism, neorealism and liberal institutionalismp. 127
5 Economic liberalism and Marxismp. 175
Part III Validating security theories
6 Behaviorismp. 227
7 Constructivismp. 259
Conclusions
8 Whither international security and security studies?p. 307
Referencesp. 319
Indexp. 347