Tragedy and International Relations

  • Toni Erskine
  • Richard Ned Lebow

Part of the Palgrave Studies in International Relations book series (PSIR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Understanding Tragedy and Understanding International Relations

    1. Toni Erskine, Richard Ned Lebow
      Pages 1-18
  3. Recovering the Tragic Dimension of International Relations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Richard Ned Lebow
      Pages 63-71
  4. Tragedy and International Relations as Political Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. J. Peter Euben
      Pages 86-96
    3. Richard Beardsworth
      Pages 97-111
  5. On the Nature of Tragedy in International Relations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. Benjamin A. Schupmann
      Pages 129-143
    3. Catherine Lu
      Pages 158-171
    4. Robbie Shilliam
      Pages 172-184
    5. Toni Erskine, Richard Ned Lebow
      Pages 185-217
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 218-222

About this book


Nowhere are clashes between competing ethical perspectives more prevalent than in the realm of International Relations. Thus, understanding tragedy is directly relevant to understanding IR. This volume explores the various ways that tragedy can be used as a lens through which international relations might be brought into clearer focus.


international relations political science political theory politics

Editors and affiliations

  • Toni Erskine
    • 1
  • Richard Ned Lebow
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Aberystwyth UniversityUK
  2. 2.King’s College LondonUK
  3. 3.Dartmouth CollegeUSA

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