Critical Theorists in International Relations

Jenny Edkins (Editor), Nick Vaughan-Williams (Editor)

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A wide range of critical theorists is used in the study of international politics, and until now there has been no text that gives concise and accessible introductions to these figures. Critical Theorists and International Relations provides a wide-ranging introduction to thirty-two important theorists whose work has been influential in thinking about global politics. Each chapter is written by an expert with a detailed knowledge of the theorist concerned, representing a range of approaches under the rubric critical ", including Marxism and post-Marxism, the Frankfurt School, hermeneutics, phenomenology, postcolonialism, feminism, queer theory, poststructuralism, pragmatism, scientific realism, deconstruction and psychoanalysis. Key features of each chapter include: a clear and concise biography of the relevant thinker an introduction to their key writings and ideas a summary of the ways in which these ideas have influenced and are being used in international relations scholarship a list of suggestions for further reading Written in engaging and accessible prose, Critical Theorists and International Relationsis a unique and invaluable resource for undergraduates, postgraduates and scholars of international relations.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Number of pages424
ISBN (Print)9780415474658
Publication statusPublished - 10 Feb 2009

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