International Relations Theory for theTwenty-First Century
International Relations (IR) theory has been the site of intense debate in recent years.A decade ago it was still possible to divide the field between three main perspectives –Realism, Liberalism and Marxism. Not only have these approaches evolved in new direc-tions, they have been joined by a number of new ‘isms’ vying for attention, includingfeminism and constructivism.
International Relations Theory for the Twenty-First Century
is the first comprehensivebook to provide an overview of all the most important theories within international relations.Written by an international team of experts in the field, the book covers both traditionalapproaches, such as realism and liberal internationalism, as well as new developments suchas constructivism, poststructuralism and postcolonialism.The book’s comprehensive coverage of IR theory makes it the ideal text for teachersand students who want an up-to-date survey of the rich variety of theoretical work and forreaders with no prior exposure to the subject.
is Associate Professor in International Relations in the Department of International Business and Asian Studies at Griffith University, Brisbane.