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Reappraising European IR Theoretical Traditions

Book

Part of the Trends in European IR Theory book series (TEIRT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Audrey Alejandro, Knud Erik Jørgensen, Alexander Reichwein, Felix Rösch, Helen Turton
    Pages 1-16
  3. Audrey Alejandro, Knud Erik Jørgensen, Alexander Reichwein, Felix Rösch, Helen Turton
    Pages 17-30
  4. Audrey Alejandro, Knud Erik Jørgensen, Alexander Reichwein, Felix Rösch, Helen Turton
    Pages 31-42
  5. Audrey Alejandro, Knud Erik Jørgensen, Alexander Reichwein, Felix Rösch, Helen Turton
    Pages 43-55
  6. Audrey Alejandro, Knud Erik Jørgensen, Alexander Reichwein, Felix Rösch, Helen Turton
    Pages 57-69
  7. Audrey Alejandro, Knud Erik Jørgensen, Alexander Reichwein, Felix Rösch, Helen Turton
    Pages 71-82
  8. Audrey Alejandro, Knud Erik Jørgensen, Alexander Reichwein, Felix Rösch, Helen Turton
    Pages 83-106
  9. Audrey Alejandro, Knud Erik Jørgensen, Alexander Reichwein, Felix Rösch, Helen Turton
    Pages 107-119
  10. Audrey Alejandro, Knud Erik Jørgensen, Alexander Reichwein, Felix Rösch, Helen Turton
    Pages 121-125
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 127-130

About this book

Introduction

This book is about European IR theoretical traditions, their origins, and key figures. Theorizing is among the most important activities that take place within scientific disciplines. Scholars therefore routinely talk/debate about the discipline of IR and its theories, theories are often used to form the pedagogical backbone of IR and theories are also a key part of scholarly identities. Over time, theories crystalize in to schools of thought, strands of theorizing and theoretical traditions. This book and the volumes that will follow focus on the origins and trajectories of theoretical traditions, and key figures of IR thought in Europe in the 20th Century. The authors are situated in Europe, and it is thus the origins and trajectories of European theoretical traditions, its intellectual history and contemporary forms of theoretical knowledge today, that are on the agenda. In order to achieve this ambitious aim, we opt for a transnational sociological history approach, thus going beyond the national lens through which IR has been predominantly studied. The series will have an integrative function and contribute to a globalized discourse on IR as a discipline. The key benefits of this first volume is that it outlines IR theoretical traditions for the first time ever, provides a novel framework for exploring IR’s theories, and contributes to define and strengthen the European identity of IR. This book is an invaluable resource for scholars of IR.

Keywords

Europe Diversity Reflexivity Theoretical traditions Disicplines Reconstructions Hegemony Global IR

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Aarhus UniversityAarhusDenmark
  2. 2.London School of Economics and Political ScienceLondonUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Justus-Liebig-University GiessenGiessenGermany
  4. 4.Coventry UniversityCoventryUnited Kingdom
  5. 5.University of SheffieldSheffieldUnited Kingdom

About the authors

Audrey Alejandro is Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at Queen Mary University of London.

Knud Erik Jørgensen is Professor of International Relations at Aarhus University, Denmark.

Alexander Reichwein is Senior Lecturer and PostDoc in International Relations at the Justus-Liebig University in Giessen, Germany.

Felix Rösch is Senior Lecturer in International Relations at Coventry University, UK.

Helen Turton is a Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Sheffield, UK.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Reappraising European IR Theoretical Traditions
  • Authors Knud Erik Jørgensen
    Audrey Alejandro
    Alexander Reichwein
    Felix Rösch
    Helen Turton
  • Series Title Trends in European IR Theory
  • Series Abbreviated Title Trends in European IR Theory
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-58400-3
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Political Science and International Studies Political Science and International Studies (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-58399-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-86398-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-58400-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VII, 130
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Political Theory
    European Politics
  • Buy this book on publisher's site

Reviews

“REIRTT serves as an excellent primer on key debates and as a brief standalone volume works well as a snapshot of where we are in disciplinary terms. … it will hopefully provide a solid foundation for the rest of the series and allow it to become a substantial contribution to the dialogue on a more global IR. It certainly leaves the reader wanting more – which, given its aims as an invitation to further debate, is perhaps entirely fitting.” (Ben Willis, Global Affairs, October 8, 2018)