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What is International Relations?

By Knud Erik Jørgensen

Published

Dec 8, 2021

Page count

192 pages

ISBN

978-1529210972

Dimensions

216 x 138 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Dec 8, 2021

Page count

192 pages

ISBN

978-1529210965

Dimensions

216 x 138 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Dec 8, 2021

Page count

192 pages

ISBN

978-1529210996

Dimensions

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Dec 8, 2021

Page count

192 pages

ISBN

978-1529210996

Dimensions

Imprint

Bristol University Press
What is International Relations?

As International Relations enters its second century as an academic discipline, leading expert Knud Erik Jørgensen provides a provocative assessment of its past, present and future.

In this book, Jørgensen traces International Relations scholarship, from its formative interwar years through to rapid growth in students and researchers in the wake of globalization. He examines the resultant widening of scholarship in the field, and the effects that this has had on the global discipline. The result is a concise and challenging appraisal of International Relations, one which both celebrates its value and maps possible future directions.

"In a novel and accessible contribution to debates about the nature of International Relations, Jørgenson takes us on a conceptual journey to (re-)discover it as a dynamic and diverse discipline." Karen Smith, Leiden University and University of Cape Town

Knud Erik Jørgensen is Professor in the Department of Political Science at Aarhus University.

Introduction

What is the Subject Matter?

What are the Human Sciences?

What is a Discipline?

What is Theory?

What is Disciplinary Diversity?

What is Community?

Globalizing International Relations?

Conclusion