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Historical Sociology of International Relations
Language: en
Pages: 315
Authors: Stephen Hobden, John M. Hobson, Professor John M Hobson
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

International relations theorists are increasingly turning to historical sociology as a means both of broadening and refining their discipline, and critiquing mainstream thinking. Nevertheless, there is still only a rudimentary understanding of what historical sociology is and what it can offer the subject. This book acts as a manifesto for
International Institutions in World History
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Laust Schouenborg
Categories: LAW
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-12-08 - Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This book presents a case for a basic reorientation of International Relations away from the state and towards the study of social institutions in the sense of patterned practices, ideas and norms/rules. IR has always suffered from a parochial occupation with the state and the Western system of state. Its
Balance of Power in World History
Language: en
Pages: 279
Authors: S. Kaufman, R. Little, W. Wohlforth
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-08-22 - Publisher: Springer

The balance of power is one of the most influential ideas in international relations, yet it has never been comprehensively examined in pre-modern or non-European contexts. This book redresses this imbalance. The authors present eight new case studies of balancing and balancing failure in pre-modern and non-European international systems.
Bringing Sociology to International Relations
Language: en
Pages: 292
Authors: Mathias Albert, Barry Buzan, Michael Zürn
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-10-03 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Provides an innovative analysis, using sociological theory to examine world politics as a differentiated social realm.
The Global Transformation
Language: en
Authors: Barry Buzan, George Lawson
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-02-05 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The 'long nineteenth century' (1776–1914) was a period of political, economic, military and cultural revolutions that re-forged both domestic and international societies. Neither existing international histories nor international relations texts sufficiently register the scale and impact of this 'global transformation', yet it is the consequences of these multiple revolutions that