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Critical Theory and World Politics

Richard Wyn Jones, editor
Critical Theory and World Politics
ISBN: 978-1-55587-802-3
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2000/259 pages/LC: 00-062564

"A path-breaking collection of essays written by leading critical theorists of world politics on the prospects and promises of their theory.... the book also sheds some light on several important questions about critical theory that are of interest even to so-called ‘mainstream' scholars within international relations."—Dovile Budryte, Contemporary Security Policy

"Critical Theory and World Politics ... has value both for researchers and as a text for introducing graduate students to alternative theories, not least because its chapters form a fairly coherent whole and the contributors actually take up the concepts and issues set forth by Wyn Jones in his introductory chapter."—David G. Becker, American Political Science Review

DESCRIPTION

This book represents the first attempt to bring together the leading critical theorists of world politics to discuss both the promise and the pitfalls of their work. The authors range broadly across the terrain of world politics, engaging with both theory and emancipatory practice. Critiques by two scholars from other IR traditions are also included. The result is a seminal statement of the critical theory approach to understanding world politics, an essential point of reference for future work in the field.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Richard Wyn Jones is director of the Wales Governance Centre at Cardiff University. He is author of Security, Strategy, and Critical Theory.

CONTENTS

  • Introduction: Locating Critical International Relations Theory—R. Wyn Jones.
  • THE COUNTOURS OF CRITICAL IR THEORY.
  • The Changing Contours of Critical International Relations Theory—A. Linklater.
  • The Way Ahead: Toward a New Ontology of World Order—R.W. Cox.
  • Critical Theory and the Democratic Impulse: Understanding a Century-Old Tradition—C.N. Murphy.
  • CRITIQUE IN CRITICAL IR THEORY.
  • The Nature of Critique in Critical IR Theory—K. Hutchings.
  • Negative Dialectic? The Two Modes of Critical Theory in World Politics—N.J. Rengger.
  • Global Realism: Unmasking Power in the International Political Economy—J. Harrod.
  • What's Critical About Critical IR Theory?—M. Neufeld.
  • THE PRACTICE AND PRAXIS OF CRITICAL IR THEORY.
  • The Practice, and Praxis, of Feminist Research in International Relations—S. Whitworth.
  • Deliberative Politics, the Public Sphere, and Global Democracy—K. Baynes.
  • Creating Cosmopolitan Power: International Mediation as Communicative Action—D.L. Jones.
  • COMMENTARIES.
  • "Our Side"? Critical Theory and International Relations—C. Brown.
  • What Is IR For? Notes Toward a Postcritical View—A. Wendt.