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Welcome to Theories of International Relations Course Wiki
Part of an International Relations Theory course, this Wiki was designed as a collaborative effort to compile a database which can be used to inform readers of IR Theory. Feel free to navigate the topics on the left hand side of this page to learn more about some of the most well-known and frequently cited authors that are going to guide our expedition in making sense of the IR Theory.
What is IR Theory?
World politics is full of dramatic singular events: wars, financial crises, terrorist attacks, peace talks, revolutions, popular campaigns. International Relations (IR) theory helps us explain and understand those events by equipping us with the appropriate conceptual tools to place these events into context (from the Syllabus). See also: Modern Theories of International Relations
What are we discussing?
Throughout the course of this semester this wiki will feature the works of the following philosophers / authors / scholars:
Thucydides - The History of the Peloponnesian War
Niccolo Machiavelli - The Prince & The Discourses
Thomas Hobbes - Leviathan
John Locke - Two Treatises of Government
Jean-Jacques Rousseau - The Social Contract
Immanuel Kant - Perpetual Peace
G.W.F. Hegel - Introduction to The Philosophy of History & The Philosophy of Right
John Mearsheimer - "The False Promise of International Institutions"
Andrew Moravcsik - "Taking Preferences Seriously: A Liberal Theory of International Politics"
Alexander Wendt - "Anarchy is What States Make of It: The Social Construction of Power Politics"
Thomas Risse - "'Let's Argue!': Communicative Action in World Politics"
Patrick Thaddeus Jackson - "Bridging the Gap: Toward A Realist-Constructivist Dialogue"
J. Samuel Barkin - “Realist Constructivism”
J. Ann Tickner - “You Just Don’t Understand: Troubled Engagements Between Feminists and IR Theorists" & “Continuing the Conversation”
Robert Keohane - “Beyond Dichotomy: Conversations Between International Relations and Feminist Theory”
Naeem Inayatullah and David L. Blaney - International Relations and the Problem of Difference
In addition to:
Edward Halett Carr - Twenty Years' Crisis
Tzvetan Todorov - Conquest of America
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|NordSee||Future of our Wiki||18||May 12 2009, 12:28 AM EDT by IneffableArtiste|
Thread started: Apr 23 2009, 1:11 PM EDT Watch
Since this wiki was designed as part of our IR Theory course, I am curious to know what we'll do after we are done with this course.Will we pass on the torch to the future IR Theory class students?Will this wiki stay as it is to represent a moment in time? Or are we going to have an IR Theory group/club that will be responsible of maintaining the site? To sum up this wiki has a great potential and we need to decide on its future now.
|ProfPTJ||look and feel||4||May 3 2009, 8:44 PM EDT by sarahcaffey|
Thread started: Feb 2 2009, 9:49 PM EST Watch
So apparently I have the ability to change the overall look and feel of the wiki; it's a setting in my toolbar. Not sure if it shows up in anyone else's toolbar (for me it's a link called "Settings" at the extreme right-hand side of the toolbar at the top of the page -- right next to "My Profile" and "Promote").
I am not particularly attached to either this color-scheme or the previous one. That said,if I am the only one with the power to make changes like this, then we ought to collectively decide on a scheme somehow. Otherwise I might just act like a complete and undivided sovereign and make a decision for all of our benefit on my own.
|ffernau||Format||13||Jan 27 2009, 10:17 PM EST by NordSee|
Thread started: Jan 21 2009, 8:17 PM EST Watch
Does anyone have any thoughts on how the structure of the wiki should work? Should each weeks topic consist of one large wiki page? One large page and a number of comment threads? One page with a series of sub pages (class discussion, historical information, theoretical implications, whatever)? What are people's thoughts?
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