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The Oxford Handbook of International Political Theory Chris Brown (Emeritus Professor of International Relations, Emeritus Professor of International Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science)

The Oxford Handbook of International Political Theory By Chris Brown (Emeritus Professor of International Relations, Emeritus Professor of International Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science)


The essential volume for all those working on International Political Theory and related areas.

The Oxford Handbook of International Political Theory Summary

The Oxford Handbook of International Political Theory by Chris Brown (Emeritus Professor of International Relations, Emeritus Professor of International Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science)

International Political Theory (IPT) focuses on the point where two fields of study meet - International Relations and Political Theory. It takes from the former a central concern with the 'international' broadly defined; from the latter it takes a broadly normative identity. IPT studies the 'ought' questions that have been ignored or side-lined by the modern study of International Relations and the 'international' dimension that Political Theory has in the past neglected. A central proposition of IPT is that the 'domestic' and the 'international' cannot be treated as self-contained spheres, although this does not preclude states and the states-system from being regarded by some practitioners of IPT as central points of reference. This Handbook provides an authoritative account of the issues, debates, and perspectives in the field, guided by two basic questions concerning its purposes and methods of inquiry. First, how does IPT connect with real world politics? In particular, how does it engage with real world problems, and position itself in relation to the practices of real world politics? And second, following on from this, what is the relationship between IPT and empirical research in international relations? This Handbook showcases the distinctive and valuable contribution of normative inquiry not just for its own sake but also in addressing real world problems. The Oxford Handbooks of International Relations is a twelve-volume set of reference books offering authoritative and innovative engagements with the principal sub-fields of International Relations. The series as a whole is under the General Editorship of Christian Reus-Smit of the University of Queensland and Duncan Snidal of the University of Oxford, with each volume edited by a distinguished pair of specialists in their respective fields. The series both surveys the broad terrain of International Relations scholarship and reshapes it, pushing each sub-field in challenging new directions. Following the example of the original Reus-Smit and Snidal The Oxford Handbook of International Relations, each volume is organized around a strong central thematic by a pair of scholars drawn from alternative perspectives, reading its sub-field in an entirely new way, and pushing scholarship in challenging new directions.

The Oxford Handbook of International Political Theory Reviews

With this engaging book, Chris Brown and Robyn Eckersley have moved the IR theorizing needle. Drones, poverty, misogyny, climate change - they and their smart contributors show us here how IR critical theorizing can productively engage with today's most daunting globalized puzzles and risks. * Professor Cynthia Enloe Clark University and author of The Big Push: Exposing and Challenging Persistent Patriarchy *

About Chris Brown (Emeritus Professor of International Relations, Emeritus Professor of International Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science)

Chris Brown is Emeritus Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is the author of numerous articles on international political theory and of International Society, Global Politics (2015), Practical Judgement in International Political Theory (2010), Sovereignty, Rights, and Justice (2002), International Relations Theory: New Normative Approaches (1992), editor of Political Restructuring in Europe: Ethical Perspectives (1994) and co-editor (with Terry Nardin and N.J. Rengger) of International Relations in Political Thought (2002). His textbook Understanding International Relations (2009) is now in its 4th edition and has been translated into Arabic, Chinese, Portuguese, and Turkish. He was Chair of the British International Studies Association from 1998 - 2000. Robyn Eckersley is Professor of Political Science in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne and a member of the Academy of the Social Sciences of Australia. She has published widely in the fields of environmental politics, democratic theory, and International Relations, with a special focus on the politics and governance of climate change. Her books include Globalization and the Environment (with Peter Christoff, 2013), Why Human Security Matters (co-editor with D. Altman, J. Camilleri and G. Hoffstaedter, 2012), Special Responsibilities: Global Problems and American Power (co-author with M. Bukovansky, I. Clark, R. Price, C. Reus-Smit & N.J. Wheeler, 2012), The State and the Global Ecological Crisis (co-editor with J. Barry, 2005), Political Theory and the Ecological Challenge (co-editor with A. Dobson ,2006), and The Green State: Rethinking Democracy and Sovereignty (2004).

Table of Contents

Part 1: Introduction 1: Chris Brown and Robyn Eckersley: International Political Theory and the Real World Part 2: History, Traditions, and Perspectives 2: David Boucher: History of International Thought: Text and Context 3: Peter Sutch: The Slow Normalisation of Normative Political Theory: Cosmopolitanism and Communitarianism Then and Now 4: Chris Brown: International Relations and International Political Theory 5: Gerry Simpson: International Law and International Political Theory 6: Anna Jurkevics and Seyla Benhabib: Critical International Political Theory 7: Laura Sjoberg: Feminist International Political Theory Part 3: International Justice 8: Simon Caney: Global Distributive Justice: Seven Theses About Facts and Empirical Research 9: Darrel Moellendorf: Real World Global Egalitarianism 10: Toni Erskine: Moral Responsibility - and Luck? - in International Politics 11: Hilary Charlesworth: International Law and International Justice 12: Susanne Buckley-Zistel: Transitional Justice 13: Will Kymlicka: Minority Rights 14: Edward Page: Environmental Justice and Sustainability Part 4: IPT of Violence and Conflict 15: Anthony F. Lang Jr: Violence and International Political Theory 16: Cian O'Driscoll: The Historical Just War Tradition 17: Janina Dill: Just War Theory Times of Individual Rights 18: Michael L. Gross: Moral Dilemmas of Asymmetric Conflict 19: Christopher Coker: Ethics, Drones, and Killer Robots 20: Brandon Valeriano and Ryan C. Maness: International Relations Theory and Cybersecurity: Threats, Conflicts, and Ethics in an Emergent Domain 21: Mary Elizabeth King: The Ethics and 'Realism' of Nonviolent Action Part 5: Humanitarianism and Human Rights 22: Michael N. Barnett: Human Rights and Humanitarianism 23: Steve Hopgood: Human Rights in the Real World 24: Jennifer M. Welsh: Humanitarian Actors and International Political Theory 25: James Pattison: The 'Responsibility to Protect' and International Political Theory 26: Denise Walsh: Multiculturalism and Women's Rights 27: Patrick Hayden: The Human Right to Health and the Challenge of Poverty 28: Anthony J. Langlois: International Political Theory of LGBTQ Rights Part 6: Democracy, Accountability, and Global Governance 29: Carol C. Gould: Democracy and Global Governance 30: Terry Macdonald: Sovereignty, Democracy, and Global Political Legitimacy 31: Eva Erman: The Ethical Limits of Global Democracy 32: Milja Kurki: The Contested Ethics of Democracy Promotion 33: Jens Steffek: Deliberation and Global Governance 34: Kate MacDonald: Accountability in Global Economic Governance 35: Frank Biermann: Global Governance in the 'Anthropocene' Part 7 Ethics and International Public Policy 36: Christian Barry: IPT meets International Public Policy 37: Tim Dunne: Ethical Foreign Policy in a Multipolar World 38: Nicole Hassoun: Fair Trade Under Fire: How to Think about Fair Trade in Theory and Practice 39: Luara Ferracioli: International Migration and Human Rights 40: Steve Vanderheiden: Climate Equity in the Real-World 41: Paul Collier: The Ethical Foundations of Aid: Two Duties of Rescue 42: Fiona Robinson: A Feminist Practical Ethics of Care Part 8: New Directions in International Political Theory 43: Friedrich Kratochwil: Judgement: A Conceptual Sketch 44: Steven Torrente and Harry D. Gould: Virtues and Capabilities 45: Renee Jeffery: Emotions in International Political Theory 46: Anna Geis: The Ethics of Recognition in International Political Theory 47: Steven Slaughter: Republicanism and International Political Theory Part 9: For and Against Real Politics and IPT 48: Duncan Bell: Realist Challenges 49: Andrew Davenport: The Marxist Critique of International Political Theory 50: Laura Valentini: The Case for Ideal Theory

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