Overcoming Poststructuralism

Rawls, Kratochwil and the Structure of Normative Reasoning in International Relations

  • Antony O’Loughlin

Part of the International Political Theory Series book series (IPoT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-v
  2. Introduction: The ‘Enormous Creative Potential of Practical Reason’

  3. The Challenge — Poststructuralism and IR’s Responses

  4. The Solution — Constructing Normative Reason

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 246-281

About this book


Through the use of a poststructuralist perspective, Antony O'Loughlin challenges the most basic tenets of International Relations Theory and deploys Rawlsian ideas of public reason in conjunction with Kratochwil's conceptions of practical reason in order to put forward a theory that overcomes the challenges posed by poststructuralism.


Institution international relations John Rawls morality political theory structuralism

Authors and affiliations

  • Antony O’Loughlin
    • 1
  1. 1.Mishcon de ReyaUK

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