Search results

You are looking at 1 - 8 of 8 items for :

  • "Neorealism" x
  • Manchester Security, Conflict & Peace x
  • Refine by access: All content x
Clear All
A framework of inclusion and exclusion
Mark Webber

dimension, but equally have been characterised by intra-state conflict. Further, the general pattern of inter-state security relations in Europe has been more that of cooperation than conflict. The inaccuracy of Mearsheimer’s prediction stems from the logic of his theoretical starting point, that of neo-realism. For Mearsheimer states exist in an international system that is anarchic in the sense that there

in Inclusion, exclusion and the governance of European Security
Naomi Head

underpinned neorealism and neo-liberalism. 3 The end of the Cold War, which no theoretical approach in IR had predicted, dealt a powerful blow to neorealism given the latter’s understanding of the limits of change in an anarchic system. 4 Neorealism became the target of criticism that it reified a particular international order which privileged the interests of certain dominant states and therefore served

in Justifying violence
Rethinking neutrality through constructivism
Christine Agius

Luke ‘realist discourses and designs for world order are decaying’. (1993: 230; see also Vasquez, 1997 ) Neo-realism’s failure to predict the largely peaceful end of the Cold War raised serious challenges to its orthodoxy. For George, the realist tradition was ‘exposed as a politico-philosophical emperor at best only scantily clad’. (George, 1996: 33; see also Baldwin, 1995; Lebow, 1994 ; Sørensen

in The social construction of Swedish neutrality
Problematising the normative connection
Eşref Aksu

’ realism and liberalism as opposed to neo-realism and neo-liberalism. 20 An example is C. Douzinas and R. Warrington, Justice Miscarried: Ethics and Aesthetics in Law (New York: Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1994). While postmodernism is usually presented as being irreconcilable with ethics, Bauman notes that as

in The United Nations, intra-state peacekeeping and normative change
Heikki Patomäki

reappeared in the revisions of the Cold War’s history 4 and in the topical security policy discourse about unipolarity and US hegemony. 5 In contrast to neo-realism, my focus is on social meanings and practices, relations of domination, and their political economy underpinnings. 6 From this angle, I analyse the global consequences of the tendency on the

in Mapping European security after Kosovo
Clara Eroukhmanoff

theory such as neorealism and neoliberalism, 1 the second allows us to account for the intentionality of actors and the last expresses a constructivism informed by Wittgenstein's later work. Social scientists are guided by different knowledge-worlds, which in turn give rise to different research questions. Some issues (terrorism is a threat to the West) are highlighted while others (civilian casualties from drone strikes) are silenced. Fierke ( 2010 , 86) illustrates this researcher's position with

in The securitisation of Islam
Abstract only
Emancipating security in the Asia-Pacific?
Simon Dalby

and Williams, 1997 ). It would be all too easy at this stage to enter into the current name-calling exercise that passes as a discussion of method in the field of international relations, but the debate about constructivism and post-structuralism, neo-realism and institutionalism is only partly germane to either critical security studies or the discussion of human security, given the

in Critical Security in the Asia-Pacific
Brent E. Sasley

: 2 (June), 211–39 . Waltz , Kenneth N. ( 1986 ), ‘ Reflections on Theory of International Politics : A Response to My Critics ’, in Robert Keohane (ed.), Neorealism and its Critics , New York : Columbia University Press .

in Redefining security in the Middle East