The logic of habit in International Relations

  title={The logic of habit in International Relations},
  author={Ted Hopf},
  journal={European Journal of International Relations},
  pages={539 - 561}
  • T. Hopf
  • Published 2010
  • Sociology
  • European Journal of 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 and the normative rationality of Wertrationalität are affect and habit. Drawing on Weber, James, Dewey, and Bourdieu, and habit’s microfoundations in neurocognitive psychology, I explore the logic of habit and its consequences for several fundamental puzzles in IR theory. The logic of habit necessarily… Expand
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