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International Relations Theories: Discipline and Diversity (5th edn)  

Edited by:
Tim DunnePro-Vice-Chancellor, University of QueenslandClose
Milja KurkiProfessor of International Relations Theory, Aberystwyth UniversityClose
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Steve SmithUniversity of Exeter, Vice-Chancellor and Chief ExecutiveClose
Published in Print:17 December 2020 Published Online:August 2021
Publisher:Oxford University Press


The fifth 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 poststructuralism, green theory, and Global IR. 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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