The Oxford Handbook of International Political Theory

ISBN : 9780198746928

Chris Brown; Robyn Eckersley
712 Pages
171 x 246 mm
Pub date
Mar 2018
Oxford Handbooks
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This Handbook covers all the main issues and approaches in the increasingly important field of International Political Theory, including war and violence, human rights and humanitarianism, justice, democracy and accountability, as well as all the important areas of global public policy ranging from trade and aid to poverty alleviation and climate change. The unique selling point of this volume is its comprehensive nature, and its focus on 'real-world' politics and the interaction of theory and empirical social science. The 50 chapters in this volume showcase the distinctive and valuable contribution of normative inquiry in recognising, clarifying, and responding to real world problems.


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

About the author: 

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).

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