The substantially revised second edition of this widely-used text provides a broad-ranging introduction to the main theoretical approaches to the study of International Relations. The introduction focuses on the nature of theory in the study of global politics and the discipline's internal debates. The following nine substantially revised and updated chapters, including an entirely new one on Constructivism, provide thorough examinations of each of the major traditional and more recent approaches currently prevailing in the discipline.
Contents: 1. Introduction / Scott Burchill -- 2. Liberalism / Scott Burchill -- 3. Realism and neo-realism / Scott Burchill -- 4. Rationalism / Andrew Linklater -- 5. Marxism / Andrew Linklater -- 6. Critical theory / Richard Devetak -- 7. Postmodernism / Richard Devetak -- 8. Constructivism / Christian Reus-Smit -- 8. Feminism / Jacqui True -- 10. Green politics / Matthew Paterson.