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The Promise of Constructivism in International Relations Theory
  • T. Hopf
  • Political Science
  • International Security
  • 22 January 1998
A challenger to the continuing dominance of neorealism and neoliberal institutionalism in the study of international relations in the United States, constructivism is regarded with a great deal ofExpand
Social Construction of International Politics: Identities & Foreign Policies, Moscow, 1955 and 1999
  • T. Hopf
  • Political Science
  • 1 September 2002
Constructivism at home: theory and method -- The Russian nation, new Soviet man, class and modernity: identity relations in Moscow, 1955 -- Identities as social structures: enabling and constrainingExpand
Social construction of international politics
The logic of habit in International Relations
IR theory is dominated by the logics of consequentialism and appropriateness. But Max Weber offered four logics of choice, not just two. Beyond the instrumental rationality of Zweckrationalität andExpand
Common-sense Constructivism and Hegemony in World Politics
  • T. Hopf
  • Political Science
  • International Organization
  • 1 April 2013
Abstract The IR literature on hegemony rarely combines attention to material power and ideas. Cox's neo-Gramscian work is a rare exception, but it too narrowly construes Gramsci's conceptualizationExpand
‘Crimea is ours’: A discursive history
  • T. Hopf
  • Political Science
  • 1 June 2016
Russia could have annexed Crimea anytime in the last 25 years. The fact that it did so only in March 2014 is a puzzle. I argue that the predominant discourse of Russian national identity by 2014 madeExpand
The Distribution of Identity and the Future of International Order: China's Hegemonic Prospects
Abstract Existing theories predict that the rise of China will trigger a hegemonic transition and the current debate centers on whether or not the transition will be violent or peaceful. This debateExpand
POLARITY, THE OFFENSE- DEFENSE BALANCE, AND WAR
Bipolar systems are inherently more stable than multipolar configurations of power, Kenneth Waltz argues. His empirical justification for this conclusion relies on the multipolar systems thatExpand
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