Post Tagged with: "great debates"

Of Great Debates and the History of IR: Why the ‘Great Debate’ Story is Wrong

Of Great Debates and the History of IR: Why the ‘Great Debate’ Story is Wrong

Like our stories of a lost Arthurian world, the realist-idealist debate is a recent story that says more about IR over the last three decades than it does about the past.

Compatibility or Incommensurability: IR Theory and Complex Systems Analysis

Compatibility or Incommensurability: IR Theory and Complex Systems Analysis

Taking the insights of complexity theory and complex systems analysis seriously in IR will require a substantial “re-boot” of much of the discipline’s theoretical apparatus. This may form the next great debate in the discipline.

IR and the Global South: final confessions of a schizophrenic teacher

IR and the Global South: final confessions of a schizophrenic teacher

As I’ve hacked my way through the thicket of the Great Debates these thirty-odd years past, I’ve increasingly wondered what my students must have made of my passion for ideas which appear at odds with the lives they lead – even, indeed, the countries they have come to know.

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