Social Theory of International Politics

@inproceedings{Wendt1999SocialTO,
  title={Social Theory of International Politics},
  author={Alexander Wendt},
  year={1999}
}
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 claims of the constructivist approach, presenting a structural and idealist worldview which contrasts with the individualism and materialism which underpins much mainstream international relations theory. He builds a cultural theory of international politics, which takes whether states view each other as… Expand
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