Handbook of International Relations

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Handbook of International Relations

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"This is an excellent compilation of work on the discipline of international relations (IR). . . . This handbook will become indispensable for libraries serving graduate programs in IR. It will also be a good reference for faculty and scholars in the field, and its individual entries will be of interest to advanced undergraduate students."
--CHOICE, November 2002

--CHOICE, November 2002

This major Handbook brings together the worlds leading scholars of international relations to provide a state of the art review and indispensable guide to the field. A genuinely international undertaking, the Handbook reviews the many historical, philosophical, analytical and normative roots to the discipline and the key contemporary topics of research and debate today. An essential benchmark publication for all advanced undergraduates, graduate students and academics in politics and international relations.

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Prof. Dr. Thomas Risse is director of the Center for Transnational Relations, Foreign and Se-curity Policy at the Otto Suhr Institute of Political Science at the Freie Universität Berlin. Born in 1955, he received his PhD. from the University of Frankfurt in 1987. From 1997-2001, he was Joint Chair of International Relations at the European University Institute′s Ro-bert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies and the Department of Social and Political Sci-ences in Florence, Italy. His previous teaching and research appointments include the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt, the University of Konstanz, Germany, as well as Cornell and Yale Universities, and the University of Wyoming. He has also held visiting professorships at Stanford and Harvard Universities. Thomas Risse is co-ordinator of the Research Center 700 "Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood", funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). He is founding director of the Berlin Graduate School for Transnational Studies, and has been chair of the Executive Committee of the Joint Master program in International Relations of the Freie Universität Berlin, the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, and the University of Potsdam. He has been asso-ciate editor of the journal International Organization. In 2003, he received the Max Planck Research Prize for International Cooperation. Thomas Risse is the author of Cooperation among Democracies. The European Influence on U.S. Foreign Policy (Princeton University Press, 1995) and, among others, co-editor of The End of the West. Crisis and Change in the Atlantic Order (with Jeffrey Anderson and G. John Ikenberry, Cornell University Press, 2008), Regieren ohne Staat? Governance in Räumen begrenzter Staatlichkeit (with Ursula Lehmkuhl, Nomos, 2007), Handbook of International Relations (with Walter Carlsnaes and Beth Simmons, Sage, 2002), Transforming Europe. Europeanization and Domestic Change (with Maria Green Cowles and James Caporaso, Cornell University Press, 2001), and The Power of Human Rights. International Norms and Domestic Change (with Stephen C. Ropp and Kathryn Sikkink, Cambridge University Press, 1999).

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`The editors and authors have compiled an extremely useful and sophisticated introduction to the current foci and concerns of IR scholars... graduate students are likely to have it at the top of the reading lists on which they rely to take their general examinations′ - James N Rosenau, The George Washington University

`It is comprehensive; the essays are of a very high quality; the line-up is impressive.... 28 chapters and 571 well-referenced, densely argued... pages that are bound to contain something to tickle one′s intellectual fancy.... These [editors] have done a terrific job in choosing the right combination of writers and ensuring high stasndards of quality control′ - Security Dialogue

`The Handbook of International Relations will establish itself as the most authoritative and convenient source for a comprehensive and sophisticated overview of a vibrant field of scholarship. In 28 outstanding chapters a distinguished group of transatlantic scholars surveys the full range of analytical, conceptual and substantive issues that the define the discipline. All students of international relations will want to add this volume to their basic library′ - Peter Katzenstein, Cornell University

`This is a collection that anyone in IR will want to have in their library, as it represents a superb overview of the main debates and a cutting-edge survey of the discipline. The editors have brought together many of the leading scholars in the world to write critical reviews of the

current state of IR, and together these result in a handbook that is genuinely indispensable′ - Steve Smith, University of Wales, Aberystwyth

`With the publication of this Handbook IR has come of age, establishing itself as truly independent academic discipline. It demonstrates persuasively the rich research agenda of IR and its remarkable achievements in terms of conceptual clarity, theoretical ingenuity, and a broad variety of valid findings. The Handbook will become an indispensable and inspiring source for academic IR teaching, and it will constitute a benchmark in the pursuit of IR theory and research. Its editors and contributors have admirably risen to the challenge and performed a great feat′ - Volker Rittberger, University of Tubingen

`The most systematic and wide-ranging survey of the multi-faceted field of International Relations yet produced. It is sure to become a standard reference work and teaching text, and is unlikely to be superseded at any time in the near future. It should be considered as essential reading′ - International Affairs

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