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Author Quinn, Riley, author.

Title An analysis of Kenneth Waltz's Theory of international politics / Riley Quinn with Bryan R. Gibson
Published London : Routledge, [2017]
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Description 1 online resource (96 pages)
Series The Macat Library
Macat library.
Contents Chapter Module 1 The Author And The Historical Context / Riley Quinn Bryan R. Gibson -- chapter Module 2 Academic Context / Riley Quinn Bryan R. Gibson -- chapter Module 3 The Problem / Riley Quinn Bryan R. Gibson -- chapter Module 4 The Author'S Contribution / Riley Quinn Bryan R. Gibson -- section 1 Influences / Riley Quinn Bryan R. Gibson -- chapter Module 5 Main Ideas / Riley Quinn Bryan R. Gibson -- chapter Module 6 Secondary Ideas / Riley Quinn Bryan R. Gibson -- chapter Module 7 Achievement / Riley Quinn Bryan R. Gibson -- chapter Module 8 Place In The Author'S Work / Riley Quinn Bryan R. Gibson -- section 2 Ideas / Riley Quinn Bryan R. Gibson -- chapter Module 9 The First Responses / Riley Quinn Bryan R. Gibson -- chapter Module 10 The Evolving Debate / Riley Quinn Bryan R. Gibson -- chapter Module 11 Impact And Influence Today / Riley Quinn Bryan R. Gibson -- chapter Module 12 Where Next? / Riley Quinn Bryan R. Gibson -- section 3 Impact / Riley Quinn Bryan R. Gibson
Summary "Kenneth Walt©z';s 1979 Theory of International Politics is credited with bringing about a "scientific revolutio©n" in the study of international relations--bringing the field into a new era of systematic study. The book is also a lesson in reasoning carefully and critically. Good reasoning is exemplified by arguments that move systematically, through carefully organised stages, taking into account opposing stances and ideas as they move towards a logical conclusion. Theory of International Politics might be a textbook example of how to go about structuring an argument in this way to produce a watertight case for a particular point of view. Walt©z';s book begins by testing and critiquing earlier theories of international relations, showing their strengths and weaknesses, before moving on to argue for his own stance--what has since become known as "neorealis©m". His aim was "to construct a theory of international politics that remedies the defects of present theories©." And this is precisely what he did; by showing the shortcomings of the prevalent theories of international relations, Waltz was then able to import insights from sociology to create a more comprehensive and realistic theory that took full account of the strengths of old schemas while also remedying their weaknesses--reasoning out a new theory in the process."--Provided by publisher
Notes "A Macat analysis"--Cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Waltz, Kenneth N. (Kenneth Neal), 1924-2013. Theory of international politics -- Criticism and interpretation
International relations -- Philosophy.
International relations -- Philosophy.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Government -- International.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- International Relations -- General.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Gibson, Bryan, author.
ISBN 1351351745
1351355325
1912282380
9781351351744
9781351355322
9781912282388
Other Titles Kenneth N. Waltz's Theory of international politics