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Classical Theories of International Relations

  • Ian Clark
  • Iver B. Neumann

Part of the St Antony’s Series book series

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About this book


Drawing on a tripartite taxonomy first suggested by the so-called English School of International Relations of a Hobbesian tradition of power politics, a Grotian tradition of concern with the rules that govern relations between states; and a Kantian tradition of thinking which transcends the existence of the states system, this book discusses the thinking of central political theorists about the modern states system. Thinkers covered are Hobbes, Grotius, Kant, Vitoria, Rousseau, Smith, Burke, Hegel, Gentz and Vattel.


Europe Hegel international relations Kant politics Rousseau Thomas Hobbes

Editors and affiliations

  • Ian Clark
    • 1
  • Iver B. Neumann
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of International PoliticsUniversity of WalesAberystwythUK
  2. 2.Norwegian Institute of International AffairsOsloNorway

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