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International Relations Theories: Discipline and Diversity (4th edn)  

Edited by:
Tim DunneExecutive Dean, The University of QueenslandClose
Milja KurkiProfessor in International Relations Theory, Aberystwyth UniversityClose
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Steve SmithVice-Chancellor and Professor of International Relations, University of ExeterClose
Published in Print:21 January 2016 Published Online:September 2017
Publisher:Oxford University Press


The fourth edition of this text provides coverage of international relations theories and arguments. The chapters explore the full spectrum of theoretical perspectives and debates, ranging from the historically dominant traditions of realism, liberalism and Marxism to postcolonialism and green theory. Each chapter is dedicated to a particular theory and features a case study that bridges theory and practice, and shows how theory can be used to explain real world political dilemmas. Spotlights on key books and articles encourage readers to go beyond the textbook and explore important works in the field, and new case study questions encourage analytical thinking and help readers understand the value of applying theory to concrete political problems.

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