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Summary International Relations Theories Discipline and Diversity

- Timothy Dunne, et al
ISBN-10 0199298335 ISBN-13 9780199298334
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A snapshot of the summary - International Relations Theories Discipline and Diversity Author: Timothy Dunne Milja Kurki Steve Smith ISBN: 9780199298334

  • 0 Introduction: Diversity and Disciplinarity in International Relations Theory

  • Which view of theory and theoretical pluralism is argued for by Steve Smith in the book chapter?
    Theories constitute different but sometimes overlapping social worlds.
  • What is stated about the difference in International Relations theory in the book chapter by Steve Smith?
    Theories are like different lenses. They can not be combined since they see different worlds.
  • According to Steve Smith, theory choice is influenced by what?
    Theory choice is influenced by position in the social world.
  • What makes the role of an International Relations theory constitutive?
    • It asks and answers what certain social objects are.
    • It examines the way in which norms and ideas create the social world.
    • AIt theorizes how the world is constituted through theories.
  • What is the difference between an explanatory theory and a constitutive theory in International Relations?
    According to constitutive theory, theories can never be seen separate from the world; they are an intrinsic part of it. Explanatory theory views the world as existing apart from it.
  • 1 International Relations and Social Science

  • What was the subject of the First Debate between idealists and realists in the discipline of IR before, during and after World War II?
    The role of international institutions and the likelihood that the causes of war might be improved.
  • What was the stance of idealists in the First Debate in the discipline of IR before, during and after World War II??
    War in the international system could be controlled by creating institutions and understanding international processes. Committed to producing knowledge that was scientific.
  • What was the stance of realists in the First Debate in the discipline of IR before, during and after World War II?
    They emphasized the anarchic structure of the international system and the need for state survival.
  • Who were the components In the Second Debate in the discipline of IR in the 1960s?
    Traditionalists (English school, realists) and modernists (behaviouralists)
  • What is Kuhn's view on choice of paradigms?
    Choosing between paradigms is not a matter of any criteria related to the validity of knowledge. Paradigms are incommensurable, they cannot be compared.
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