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Social Theory of International Politics
Drawing upon philosophy and social theory, Social Theory of International Politics develops a theory of the international system as a social construction. Alexander Wendt clarifies the central claimsExpand
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Anarchy is what states make of it: the social construction of power politics
The debate between realists and liberals has reemerged as an axis of contention in international relations theory.’ Revolving in the past around competing theories of human nature, the debate is moreExpand
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Collective Identity Formation and the International State
The neorealist-neoliberal debate about the possibilities for collective action in international relations has been based on a shared commitment to Mancur Olson's rationalist definition of the problemExpand
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The agent-structure problem in international relations theory
While neorealism and world-system theory both claim to be “structural” theories of international relations, they embody very different understandings of system structure and structural explanation.Expand
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Constructing International Politics
~ J o h n J. Mearsheimer’s “The False Promise of International Institutions”’ is welcome particularly in two respects. First, it is the most systematic attempt to date by a neorealist to addressExpand
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Quantum Mind and Social Science: Unifying Physical and Social Ontology
1. Preface to a quantum social science Part I. Quantum Theory and its Interpretation: 2. Three experiments 3. Six challenges 4. Five interpretations Part II. Quantum Consciousness and Life: 5.Expand
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Why a World State is Inevitable
Long dismissed as unscientific, teleological explanation has been undergoing something of a revival as a result of the emergence of self-organization theory, which combines micro-level dynamics withExpand
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The state as person in international theory
To say that states are ‘actors’ or ‘persons’ is to attribute to them properties we associate first with human beings – rationality, identities, interests, beliefs, and so on. Such attributionsExpand
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On constitution and causation in International Relations
Within the community of academic students of international politics today there is a deep epistemological rift over the extent to and ways in which we can know our subject. Speaking very broadly, onExpand
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