Post Tagged with: "Kenneth Waltz"

Bipolarity or Hegemony? Latin America’s Dilemma for the 21st Century

Bipolarity or Hegemony? Latin America’s Dilemma for the 21st Century

If a bipolarity framework takes hold, conservative foreign policies will pay off in a world with clearer rules but reduced margin of maneuver for Latin America.

Saving Grace or Achilles Heel? The Odd Relationship Between Nuclear Weapons and Neo-Realism

Saving Grace or Achilles Heel? The Odd Relationship Between Nuclear Weapons and Neo-Realism

Its time for Neo-Realists to quit using nuclear weapons as anomaly fixers, even if this necessities a fundamental reworking of their basic principles.

The Virtues of Anarchism

The Virtues of Anarchism

IR needs to pay attention to philosophical anarchism; IR has been paying attention to anarchy, but has failed to incorporate anarchism into its conceptual repertoire.

Interview – Stephen Walt

Interview – Stephen Walt

Professor Walt discusses the Syria crisis, the value of “isms” in IR theory, and advises students to be good writers and work on subjects that genuinely fascinate them.

Towards a Pluralistic Nuclear Middle East

Towards a Pluralistic Nuclear Middle East

The imperatives for nuclear proliferation in the Middle East are deeply rooted in the historical-structural dynamics and strategic compulsions of the Iranians, the Israelis, and the Arab states. Given the right context, proliferation can bring stability.

Waltzian Metatheory: A Rejoinder to Brittnee Carter

Waltzian Metatheory: A Rejoinder to Brittnee Carter

A recent article on e-IR examined some of the metatheoretical implications of Waltz’s 1979 Theory of International Politics. Though an excellent analysis, there are some points to add.

Kenneth Waltz, Metatheorist?: Mind-World Monism in ‘Theory of International Politics’

Kenneth Waltz, Metatheorist?: Mind-World Monism in ‘Theory of International Politics’

The late-Kenneth Waltz’s ‘Theory of International Politics’ is full of metatheoretical implications that have been largely overlooked by scholars and students of International Relations.

Kenneth Waltz: The Man Who Saved Realism

Kenneth Waltz: The Man Who Saved Realism

When Kenneth Waltz passed away International Relations lost one of its finest theorists. But, Waltz’s greatest legacy to IR was his revival – indeed, his resurrection – of realism.

Reflecting on Kenneth Waltz

Reflecting on Kenneth Waltz

As professors, students and lovers of international relations, we walk in the shadows of giants. Our field lost one of its giants yesterday with the passing of the undisputedly influential Kenneth Waltz.

Waltz, Wight and Our Study of World Politics

Waltz, Wight and Our Study of World Politics

Waltz and Wight addressed important questions, both for scholars, practitioners and society at large. While not entirely successful in solving them, their works continue to inspire our thinking today.

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