Post Tagged with: "Machiavelli"

Review – Martin Wight on Fortune and Irony in Politics

Review – Martin Wight on Fortune and Irony in Politics

This title offers a new and interesting contribution, not only for the English school, but also for the entire discipline of International Relations.

Interview – Richard Ned Lebow

Interview – Richard Ned Lebow

Richard Ned Lebow discusses his ‘dinner party’ with Mozart, reflects on the key events that shaped his life, and explains what distinguishes his theory of constructivism.

The Tale of a ‘Realism’ in International Relations

The Tale of a ‘Realism’ in International Relations

The tale of a contiguous Realist tradition, running the gamut from Thucydides to Morgenthau, occludes these thinkers’ strong normative commitments.

‘Merkiavelli’ – European Politics in the Real World?

‘Merkiavelli’ – European Politics in the Real World?

The term ‘Merkiavelli’ depicts the political affinity between Machiavelli’s Prince and Angela Merkel. This emerges due to opportunities created by the chaos of the global financial crisis and its repercussions on the Euro.

The Relevance of Political Theory to International Relations

The Relevance of Political Theory to International Relations

Politicians rarely talk about progress as if they had been infected by the postmodern critique of Enlightenment but they do talk about “moving forward” without any indication of the meaning of forward or backward. Political theory attempts to clarify the reasons conservatives wish to conserve some practice or institution and radicals wish to reform some practices and “move forward.”

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