Questioning Kenneth N. Waltz (1924-2013)

Adam Humphreys, Hidemi Suganami

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Professor Hani Magus and Dr Umesh Harpy are in the midst of a viva in this imaginary dialogue. The candidate is Kenneth Waltz. His work turns out to be one of the most successful doctoral theses in the history of IR but the examiners are giving him a hard time. Some years later, the two examiners visit professor Waltz, now a leadiong IR theorist, for an interview.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Return of the Theorists
Subtitle of host publicationDialogues with Great Thinkers in International Relations
EditorsRichard Lebow, Peer Schouten, Hidemi Suganami
Place of PublicationHoundmills
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)978-1-137-51644-2, 1137516445
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2016


  • Waltz
  • causes of war
  • theory


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