National interest in the theory of international relations

Burchill, Scott, 1961- 2003, National interest in the theory of international relations, Ph.D. thesis, School of Social and International Studies, Deakin University.

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Title National interest in the theory of international relations
Author Burchill, Scott, 1961-
Institution Deakin University
School School of Social and International Studies
Faculty Faculty of Arts
Degree name Ph.D.
Date submitted 2003
Keyword(s) Nationalism
International relations - Philosophy
Summary The concept of "the national interest" has been widely analysed by historians and political scientists. However, there has not been a systematic investigation of the term from the range of theoretical perspectives which comprise the discipline of International Relations. This dissertation fills this gap by examining how the term is variously understood by realist, Marxist, anarchist, liberal, rationalist and constructivist theories of International Relations. It is argued that far from having a clear and unambiguous meaning, "the national interest" is a problematic term which is largely devoid of substantive content.
Language eng
Description of original vi, 239 p. ; 30 cm.
Dewey Decimal Classification 320.54
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