Post Tagged with: "Constructivism"

Student Feature – Theory in Action: Constructivism and Bhutan’s National Interests

Student Feature – Theory in Action: Constructivism and Bhutan’s National Interests

Bhutan has developed a distinctive national identity that differentiates it from its neighbours, making it an interesting case to apply to constructivism.

Review – Security Entrepreneurs: Performing Protection in Post-Cold War Europe

Review – Security Entrepreneurs: Performing Protection in Post-Cold War Europe

The book examines the approach to security privatization taken in four Eastern European states, revealing the influence of global norms and the post-communist transition.

Norms, Norm Violations, and IR Theory

Norms, Norm Violations, and IR Theory

With the shift from a unipolar world to a multipolar one, understanding the interactions between strong powers and norms, norm violations, and norm shifts is important.

Norm Evolution Theory and World Politics

Norm Evolution Theory and World Politics

Despite many years of focus on this topic, scholars have not yet come to a complete understanding of how or why norms emerge and evolve or change over time.

Review – Trusting Enemies: Interpersonal Relationships in International Conflict

Review – Trusting Enemies: Interpersonal Relationships in International Conflict

Wheeler puts forward a theoretical framework to understand trust-building at a time when trust, and distrust, are at the forefront of prominent international relationships.

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Introducing Constructivism in International Relations Theory

Constructivism shows that it is not only the distribution of material power, wealth and geographical conditions that can explain state behaviour but also ideas, identities and norms.

Review – Norms Without the Great Powers

Review – Norms Without the Great Powers

Adam Bower’s important book makes a valuable contribution to constructivist scholarship and particularly its study of the role of law in international relations.

10th Anniversary Interview – Richard Ned Lebow

10th Anniversary Interview – Richard Ned Lebow

To celebrate E-IR’s 10th anniversary we asked some of our existing interviewees two further questions reflecting on the last decade in International Relations.

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Beginner’s Textbook – International Relations Theory

A lively, readable and relevant foundational introduction to IR theory that will help students to see not only what theories are, but why they matter.

Perception and Evolution in the Making of China and India as Great Powers

Perception and Evolution in the Making of China and India as Great Powers

What constitutes great power remains contested within IR. Perception and evolution remain of paramount importance when looking at China, India, and great powers.

Review – Conflict Resolution and Ontological Security

Review – Conflict Resolution and Ontological Security

An insightful volume that shows how peace cannot be maintained without addressing both material and identity-related concerns for all major conflicting parties.

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