Theory and History in International Relations is an eloquent plea to scholars of global politics to turn away from the qmanufactureq of data and return to a systematic study of history as a basic for theory. While the modest use of empiricism will always be important, Puchala rejects the logical positivism of the so-called qscientific revolutionq in the field in favor of a more complex, even intuitive, vision of global politics. He addresses the potential uses of history in studying some of the major debates of our time-the Cold War as a struggle between empires, the collision of civilizations, cultural encounters and colonies in the ancient world, and liberal approaches to the understanding of history and ethical contributions to the dialogue over theory.... variety of literatures and in refreshing fashion reminds us of the seminal contributions of some of the fielda#39;s authentic intellectual heroes ... In a word, Theory and History in International Relations is a splendid book and a major contribution to current debates over ... But, then, this is a highly thematic piece of work that is likely to provoke healthy debate in the field. An eloquently written volume of a series of the authora#39;s essays, the book is essentially a plea to scholars of global politics toanbsp;...
|Title||:||Theory and History in International Relations|
|Author||:||Donald J. Puchala|
|Publisher||:||Routledge - 2013-01-11|