Steven C. Roach
Published October 3, 2007
Textbook - 424 Pages
ISBN 9780415954198 - CAT# RT193X
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Textbook - 424 Pages
ISBN 9780415954181 - CAT# RT185X
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This innovative new Reader provides students, scholars, and practitioners with a comprehensive overview of essential works of critical theory and critical international relations (IR) theory, including the writings of Kant, Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche, Freud, Weber, Horkheimer, Adorno, Marcuse, Habermas, Linklater, and Honneth, among others.
Steven Roach frames each chapter showing the major tensions of four periods of the extension of critical theory into critical IR theory. This rich narrative, telling the story of how critical theory entered into international relations theory, seeks to deepen the reader's historical and sociological understanding of the emancipatory project of critical IR theory. Postmodernist and feminist texts are included to give context to the question of whether the discipline is in crisis or is working toward a cohesive and reflexive framework.
Introduction: From Critical to Critical IR Theory
PART I. ABSTRACT UNIVERSALISM AND THE CRITIQUE OF REASON
1. The Roots of Critical Theory: German Idealism
Immanuel Kant, from Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals • Immanuel Kant, from The Metaphysic of Morals • Immanuel Kant, "Idea for a Universal History with a Cosmopolitan Purpose" • Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, The Phenomenology of the Spirit, "Self-Consciousness" and "Reason" • Georg Wilhelm Friedich Hegel, The Philosophy of Right, "Civil Society and the State"
PART II. HISTORICAL MATERIALISM
2. Internationalism, Hegemony and Orthodoxy
Karl Marx, from Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844 • Karl Marx, from Capital • Antonio Gramsci, "Hegemony and Problems of Marxism," from Prison Notebooks • Georg Lukacs, "What is Orthodox Marxism?" from History and Class Consciousness
3. Psychological Repression and the Perils of Modernity
Sigmund Freud, from Civilization and its Discontents • Friedrich Nietzsche, from The Genealogy of Morals • Max Weber, from Economy and Society
PART III. CRITICAL SYNTHESIS
4. The Critique of Instrumental Reason: The Reification of Society
Max Horkheimer, "Traditional and Critical Theory," from Critical Theory: Selected Essays • Max Horkheimer and Theodor Adorno, from Dialectic of Enlightenment • Theodor Adorno, from Negative Dialectics • Herbert Marcuse, from One Dimensional Man
5. State Capitalism: Its Limitations and Possibilities
Friedrich Pollock, "State Capitalism: Its Possibilities and Limitations" • Herbert Marcuse, "The Dialectic of the Soviet State," from Soviet Marxism
PART IV. GLOBAL SOCIETY
6. Communicative Action Theory: Hermeneutics and Recognition
Jürgen Habermas, from The Theory of Communicative Action • Jürgen Habermas, "Citizenship and National Identity (1990)", from Between Facts and Norms • Axel Honneth, "Disrespect and Resistance: The Moral Logic of Social Conflicts," from The Struggle for Recognition • Nancy Fraser, "Dilemmas of Justice in the Post-Socialist Age: From Redistribution to Recognition?," from Justice Interruptus
7. Critical IR Theory: Dialogic Communities, Ethics and Normativity
Mark Hoffman, "Critical Theory and the Inter-Paradigm Debate" • Mark Neufeld, from The Restructuring of International Relations Theory • Andrew Linklater, "The Question of the Next Stage in International Relations Theory: A Critical-Theoretical Point of View" • Mervyn Frost, "The Role of Normative Theory in IR"
8. Global Political Economy: Social Forces and Dialectic
Robert Cox, "Social Forces, States and World Order" • Justin Rosenberg, from The Empire of Civil Society • Claire Cutler, "Locating Authority in the Global Political Economy" • Stephen Gill, "Globalisation, Market Civilisation, and Disciplinary Neoliberalism" • Christian Heine and Benno Teschke, "Sleeping Beauty and the Dialectical Awakening: On the Potential of Dialectic for International Relations"
PART V. A NEW CRITICAL PHASE? NORMATIVE CRITICAL THEORY AND ITS CRITICS
9. Postmodern Thought: Genealogy, Power/Knowledge and Deconstruction
Michel Foucault, "Two Lectures" from Power/Knowledge • Jacques Derrida, "Conjuring Marxism," from Specters of Marx • J.F. Lyotard, from The Postmodern Condition
10. Postmodernism and Feminism in IR
Richard Ashley and R.B.J. Walker, "Reading Dissidence/Writing the Discipline: Crisis and the Question of Sovereignty in International Studies" • Jens Bartelson, "The Problem: Deconstructing Sovereignty," from A Genealogy of Sovereignty • Christine Sylvester, "Empathetic Cooperation: A Feminist Method for IR"
11. Critical IR Theory and its Response
Richard Devetak, "The Project of Modernity and International Relations Theory"
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