Post Tagged with: "Constructivism"

The Virtue of Being Small: An Analysis of Luxembourg’s Defence Strategy

The Virtue of Being Small: An Analysis of Luxembourg’s Defence Strategy

Not only has Luxembourg prospered economically, but is has also been able to maintain its political sovereignty and territorial integrity at a very low cost.

Review – Quantum Mind and Social Science

Review – Quantum Mind and Social Science

Alexander Wendt claims the supremacy of scientific realism by establishing a synthesis between two irreconcilable ontologies: the physical and social.

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Climate Ideas as Drivers of Pacific Islands’ Regional Politics and Cooperation

An ideational approach to regional politics can better inform how climate ideas have shaped the Pacific Islands in driving their regional agenda.

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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