A History of International Political Theory

Ontologies of the International

  • Hartmut Behr

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Hartmut Behr
      Pages 1-19
  3. Universalism in Greek and Roman Antiquity and Christian Political Philosophy

  4. Universalistic Thinking from Early Modern Times to Enlightenment

  5. The Emergence of Particularism in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. Hartmut Behr
      Pages 141-176
  6. The Triumph of Particularism in Twentieth-Century International Relations Theory

  7. Instead of A Conclusion — Towards Renewed Ontology(ies)

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 247-302

About this book


Contemporary theory of international politics faces a twofold problem: the critical engagement with legacies of national power politics in connection to 20th Century International Relations and the regeneration of notions of humanity. This book contributes to this engagement by a genealogy of thoughts on war, peace, and ethics.


geopolitics Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel Immanuel Kant international relations Machiavelli Niccolò Machiavelli Peace political philosophy political theory political thought politics Thomas Hobbes

Authors and affiliations

  • Hartmut Behr
    • 1
  1. 1.Newcastle UniversityUK

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