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Polite anarchy in international relations theory / Zaheer Kazmi
Bib ID 6161421
Format BookBook
Author
Kazmi, Zaheer
 
Edition 1st ed. 
Description New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012 
xi, 288 p. ; 23 cm. 
ISBN 1137028114
9781137028112
Series

Palgrave Macmillan series on the history of international thought.

Summary

"This book re-evaluates the concept of anarchy in International Relations by drawing on anarchist thought. It is the first scholarly work to draw on historical anarchism to construct an international theory premised on the idea of states as anarchists. It puts forward a constructivist account of state behavior, termed 'polite anarchy', to theorize diplomacy, an area of IR which is increasingly recognized within the discipline as being under-theorized, by drawing on a contextual historical study of the idiom of politeness in the anarchist thought of the late-Enlightenment British radical, William Godwin, generally considered to be the founder of modern philosophical anarchism. The book will be of interest to a wide range of scholars and students of International Relations, the history of political thought, international political theory and anarchism, as well as historians and practitioners in the field of diplomacy and Godwin scholars"--

Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Anarchism.  |  International relations -- Philosophy.  |  International relations.
Other authors/contributors Kazmi, Zaheer A

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