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Themes in International Relations The State and International Relations

by John M. Hobson

Themes in International Relations The State and International Relations Synopsis

This book, first published in 2000, provides students with an overview of the main theories of the state found in International Relations. Many International Relation scholars are proclaiming the state to be 'dead', while others lament the lack of an adequate theory of the state in International Relations. John Hobson seeks to resolve this confusion by introducing readers to state theory, arguing that existing theories of the state are limited, and proposing a framework based around the 'agent-structure' debate. The book surveys realist, liberal, Marxist, constructivist and neo-Weberian approaches to the state, and places each perspective's view of the state in relation to its theory of International Relations as a whole. It offers readers a unique introduction to state theory in International Relations, and will be of interest to students and scholars of sociology and politics, as well as International Relations.

Themes in International Relations The State and International Relations Press Reviews

'I would recommend The State and International Relations to any student or scholar who is interested in the theoretical foundations of the field.' Will Hunt, Institute of Social Studies Hobson's interpretation of the major approaches to international relations, specifically the ways in which each approaches the concept of the state, is fascinating and compelling. . . . This work is of extreme importance primarily for its novel and skilled interpretation of the broad contours of international relations scholarship. The Virginia Quarterly Review

Book Information

ISBN: 9780521643917
Publication date: 27th April 2000
Author: John M. Hobson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 268 pages
Categories: International relations,

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