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Title:
Security and international relations.
Author:
Kolodziej, Edward A.
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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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This textbook presents security studies as a branch of international relations theory, providing readers with the critical conceptual tools to develop their expertise. The author evaluates the claims of rival theories - realism, neorealism, liberal institutionalism, classical economic liberalism, and Marxism - to explain why international actors choose or eschew force and coercive threats in order to elicit favorable outcomes in their interdependent exchanges. Also discussed are behaviorism and constructivism, contesting approaches to validate prevailing security paradigms. The author argues that only an interdisciplinary approach to security, drawing on the insights of each perspective, can meet the rigorous requirements of testable theory and the practical needs of actors in an increasingly globalizing world. The book will provide students and scholars of international relations and security studies with a valuable survey of the subject, and includes 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
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