The Social Construction of International Society

  title={The Social Construction of International Society},
  author={Tim Dunne},
  journal={European Journal of International Relations},
  pages={367 - 389}
  • T. Dunne
  • Published 1995
  • Sociology
  • European Journal of International Relations
Metatheoretical debates, once the preserve of political and social theory, have entered the iron cage of International Relations. This article opens with a discussion of these debates, in particular the argument that the social sciences have inherited two radically different understandings of the nature of the social world: `objectivism' and `subjectivism'. The argument made in Section 2 of the article is that contemporary metatheorists like Onuf, Wendt and Hollis and Smith have consistently… Expand
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