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The first reference work to explore the 2000-year history of political realism and reassess its place in today’s world
Political realism is a highly diverse body of international relations theory. This substantial reference work examines political realism in terms of its history, its scientific methodology and its normative role in international affairs.
Split into three sections, it covers the 2000-year canon of realism: the different schools of thought, the key thinkers and how it responds to foreign policy challenges faced by individual states and globally. It brings political realism up-to-date by showing where theory has failed to keep up with contemporary problems and suggests how it can be applied and adapted to fit our new, globalised world order.
- The first volume to offer a full, balanced guide to Political Realism: its history and its normative role in international affairs
- Covers the main thinkers, from Thucydides through Niccolò Machiavelli to Isaiah Berlin
- Engages with the major foreign policy issues of our times, such as strategic deterrence, nationalism, terrorism, cyber security, climate change, the open society and religion
- Considers political realism in non-Western contexts, including Israel, Russia and China
- Includes political realism’s ground-up growth and interpretation outwith Western contexts
- Uriel Abulof, Tel-Aviv University, Israel.
- Christopher Adair-Toteff, Zeppelin University, Germany.
- Erica Benner, Yale University, USA.
- John Bew, King’s College London, UK.
- Todd Breyfogle, Aspen Institute, Washington, D.C., USA.
- Joshua Cherniss, Georgetown University, USA.
- Alan Chong, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Singapore.
- Lindsay P. Cohn, U.S. Naval War College, USA.
- Kody W. Cooper, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, USA.
- Marzieh Kouhi Esfahani, Durham University, UK.
- Markus Fischer, California State University, Fullerton, USA.
- Richard Forno, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA.
- Stuart Gray, Politics at Washington and Lee University, USA.
- Robert Howse, New York University School of Law, USA.
- David Martin Jones, University of Queensland, Australia and King’s College London, UK.
- Menno R. Kamminga, University of Groningen, Netherlands.
- Peter Iver Kaufman, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and University of Richmond, USA.
- David Kerr, Durham University, UK.
- Paul Kirkland, Carthage College, Wisconsin, USA.
- Douglas B. Klusmeyer, American University, Washington, DC, USA.
- Konstantinos Kostagiannis, University of Maastricht, Netherlands.
- Ayelet Haimson Lushkov, University of Texas at Austin, USA.
- Cecelia Lynch, University of California, Irvine, USA.
- David Mayers, Boston University, USA.
- Kenneth B. McIntyre, Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, USA.
- Neville Morley, University of Exeter, UK.
- John Mueller, Mershon Center for International Security Studies and Ohio State University, USA.
- Masashi Okuyama, International Geopolitical Institute Japan and Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan.
- Samir Puri, King’s College London, UK.
- Grace Roosevelt, Metropolitan College of New York, USA.
- Felix Rösch, Coventry University, UK.
- William E. Scheuerman, Indiana University, USA.
- Tim Spiekerman, Kenyon College, Ohio, USA.
- Peter Stirk, Durham University, UK.
- Tom Switzer, Centre for Independent Studies in Sydney.
- Zhao Tingyang, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing, China.
- Jodok Troy, University of Innsbruck, Austria.
- Alex Wilner, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.
- Derek M. C. Yuen, University of Hong Kong.
- Rashed Uz Zaman, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Part I: Political Realism and the Political
1. Political Realism and Human Nature
2. Political Realism and the Western Mind
3. Political Realism and Strategic Theory
4. Political Realism and Realpolitik
5. Political Realism and Ideology
David Martin Jones
6. Political Realism and Civil-Military Relations
Lindsay P. Cohn
7. Political Realism and the English School
8. Political Realism and Global Reform
Part II: Political Realism and Political Thinking
12. Augustine of Hippo
13. Niccolò Machiavelli
14. William Shakespeare
15. Thomas Hobbes
Kody W. Cooper
16. Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Grace G. Roosevelt
17. Friedrich Nietzsche
Paul E. Kirkland
18. Max Weber
19. Walter Lippmann
20. Reinhold Niebuhr
Menno R. Kamminga
21. E. H. Carr
22. Leo Strauss
23. Herbert Butterfield
Kenneth B. McIntyre
24. Hans Kelsen
25. Raymond Aron
26. George F. Kennan
David A. Mayers
27. Hans J. Morgenthau
28. Hannah Arendt
29. John H. Herz
Peter M. R. Stirk
30. Isaiah Berlin
Part III: Political Realism and Foreign Policy
31. Political Realism and Threat Perception
32. Political Realism and Russia
33. Political Realism and China
34. Political Realism and Iran
Marzieh Kouhi Esfahani
35. Political Realism and Israel
36. Political Realism and India
Rashed Uz Zaman
37. Political Realism and Japan
38. Political Realism and Regionalism
David Martin Jones
39. Political Realism and Nationalism
Peter Iver Kaufman
40. Political Realism and Religion
41. Political Realism and the Environment
42. Political Realism and the Internet
43. Political Realism and Terrorism
Alex S. Wilner
44. Political Realism and the Open Society