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Adrian Hyde-Price

much traditional analysis of foreign policy has been grounded on realist assumptions about international anarchy and the state as ‘coherent units’ (Keohane and Nye 1977 : 24), there is a pressing need for conceptual and theoretical innovation in this field. New conceptual tools are particularly needed for analysing the external relations of the European Union, given its sui generis nature. Neo-realism offers little of value

in Rethinking European Union Foreign Policy
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Kerry Longhurst

developments in German security policy since 1989. The aim of this chapter, consequently, is to consider the concept of strategic culture in greater detail and to locate it within the field of security studies. Contending approaches Neo-realism and German normalisation As the Cold War came to a close, a frenzy of analysis on the future of German security policy emerged. Consideration of how German post-Cold War security policy might develop reflected a far broader and fundamental discussion, within the discipline of international Longhurst, Germany and the use of force

in Germany and the use of force
Raymond Hinnebusch

relations, this study will deploy a combination of several to capture its complex reality. The Middle East is arguably the epicentre of world crisis, chronically war-prone and the site of the world’s most protracted conflicts. It appears to be the region where the anarchy and insecurity seen by the realist school of international politics as the main feature of states systems remains most in evidence and where the realist paradigm retains its greatest relevance. Yet neo-realism’s 1 a-historical tendency to assume states systems to be unchanging

in The international politics of the Middle East
Timothy J. White

’s dilemma should not continue to cooperate if their opponent defects. This avoids the sucker’s payoff. It is not in any actor’s interest to be taken advantage of by another actor who has no interest in cooperation. This assumption conforms to neo-realism’s emphasis on the need for states to be prepared for any eventuality, including attack, in the anarchic international system.9 The need to defend oneself is well established in IR theory, and models of deterrence were built on the assumption that long-term patterns of hostile relations would yield better outcomes than

in Theories of International Relations and Northern Ireland
Philosophy, politics and foreign policy in America’s ‘second modernity’
Vibeke Schou Tjalve and Michael C. Williams

, see W. Sheuerman, Morgenthau (Cambridge: Polity Press, 2009). See particularly, N. Guilhot, ‘The realist gambit: Postwar American political science and the birth of IR theory’, International Political Sociology, 2:4 (2008), pp.  281–​304; and N.  Guilhot, ‘American Katechon:  When political theology became international relations theory’, Constellations, 17:2 (2010), pp. 224–​53. 19 This dilemma also provided one of the prime and generally hidden dimensions of the move from realism to neorealism in the American study of international relations, primarily under the

in American foreign policy
Is the CFSP sui generis?
Jakob C. Øhrgaard

? It is clear from the above that CFSP presents a serious challenge to mainstream international relations theory. This challenge is two-fold. First, traditionally dominant strands of international relations theory, such as (neo)-realism or neo-liberal institutionalism, appear ill-equipped to account for some of the defining characteristics of CFSP. The traditional realist paradigm, with its emphasis on differing national

in Rethinking European Union Foreign Policy
Perspectives from Jammu and Kashmir, Cyprus and Bosnia-Herzegovin
Elena B. Stavrevska, Sumona DasGupta, Birte Vogel, and Navnita Chadha Behera

regardless of the specificity of the context and the stage of the conflict? Old theories, new realities This chapter is informed by, but is not focused on, testing existing theory. Though Peace and Conflict Studies as a separate multidisciplinary field has now come into its own, much of international conflict has typically been studied through the lens of International Relations. We find it difficult to locate an analysis of victimhood and agency especially in the positivist terrain of International Relations. Realism of different variants – classical, structural or neo-realism

in Cultures of governance and peace
Sagarika Dutt

”:Toward an identity agenda in neo-realism?’ in Lapid,Y. and Kratochwil, F. (eds), The Return of Culture and Identity in IR Theory, Lynne Rienner, Boulder, CO and London. Levak, A. E., 1974, ‘Provincial conflict and nation-building in Pakistan’ in Bell, W. and Freeman,W. E. (eds), Ethnicity and Nation-building, Sage, Beverley Hills and London. Mehta,V., 2004, Editorial, ‘You can’t buy the people of India’, Outlook, 24 May. Mukherjee, J. R., 2005 ‘Tale of three states’, The Sunday Statesman, 6 March. Mukherjee, L., 1975, A History of India (British period), Mondal Brothers

in India in a globalized world
Ayla Göl

five main approaches to FPA.38 The first approach is neo-­realism, as represented by Kenneth Waltz’s analysis. The second approach is the world economy perspective, which is popularised by Immanuel Wallerstein and the world-­system theorists. The third approach can be labelled the quantification approach that is essentially the residual of CFP. For this approach, the regularities of foreign policy behaviour can be discovered through the gathering of empirical data. The fourth approach emphasises the use of middle-­range theories. The final, and most popular, approach

in Turkey facing east
Dominant approaches
M. Anne Brown

– the rather nasty complacency of power mistaking itself for virtue. It is a sceptical exercise that draws on historical analysis and sets store by good seamanship (in Michael Oakeshott’s sense) rather than in the promise of arrival at a final port. For Carr, at least, realism remains in need of the opposing and balancing convictions of idealism, with the two fixed in a permanently see-sawing relationship (in which realism dominates). By contrast, the second orientation of realism (and neorealism) emphasises its claim to be the voice of an

in Human rights and the borders of suffering