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The Social Construction of State Power

Applying Realist Constructivism

Edited by J. Samuel Barkin

Published

6 May 2020

Page count

224 pages

ISBN

978-1529209839

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press
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Published

6 May 2020

Page count

224 pages

ISBN

978-1529209853

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press
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    Realism and constructivism are often viewed as competing paradigms for understanding international relations, though scholars are increasingly arguing that the two are compatible.

    From one of the leading proponents of realist constructivism, this volume shows what realist constructivism looks like in practice by innovatively combining exposition and critiques of the realist constructivist approach with a series of international case studies. Each chapter addresses a key empirical question in international relations and provides important guidance for how to effectively combine both approaches in research. Addressing future directions and possibilities for realist constructivism in international relations, this book makes a significant contribution to the theorizing of global politics.

    J. Samuel Barkin is a Professor in the Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security, and Global Governance at the University of Massachusetts Boston, US.

    Realist Constructivism: An Introduction

    Causation in Realist Constructivism: Interactionality, Emergence, and the Need for Interpretation

    Constructivist and Neoclassical Realisms

    Huadu: A Realist-Constructivist Account of Taiwan’s Anomalous Status

    The India-U.S. Nuclear Deal: Norms of Power and the Power of Norms

    How Engagement Works: Lessons From U.S. Policy Toward China

    Taking Co-Constitution Seriously: Explaining an Ambiguous U.S. Approach to Latin America

    The Bridging Capacity of Realist Constructivism: The Normative Evolution of Human Security Doctrine and the Responsibility to Protect

    Permutations and Combinations in Theorizing Global Politics: Whither Realist Constructivism?