Constructivism or the eternal return of universals in International Relations. Why returning to language is vital to prolonging the owl’s flight

@article{Epstein2013ConstructivismOT,
  title={Constructivism or the eternal return of universals in International Relations. Why returning to language is vital to prolonging the owl’s flight},
  author={C. Epstein},
  journal={European Journal of International Relations},
  year={2013},
  volume={19},
  pages={499 - 519}
}
  • C. Epstein
  • Published 2013
  • Sociology
  • European Journal of International Relations
  • In this contribution I engage with the question of the end of theory from a poststructuralist perspective. I begin by revisiting the making of International Relations as a discrete theoretical endeavour from Waltz (1979) to Wendt (1999), around, respectively, the efforts to unearth the structures of international politics that carved out the international as a distinct site of political analysis, and the appraisal of these structures as social structures (Wendt, 1999). I then revisit the… CONTINUE READING
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