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The original Handbook of International Relations was the first authoritative and comprehensive survey of the field of international relations. In this eagerly-awaited new edition, the editors have once again drawn together a team of the world’s leading scholars of international relations to provide a state-of-the-art review and indispensable guide to the field, ensuring its position as the pre-eminent volume of its kind. A genuinely international undertaking, the handbook reviews the many historical, philosophical, analytical and normative roots to the discipline and the key contemporary topics of research and debate today. The Handbook of International Relations remains an essential benchmark publication for all advanced undergraduates, graduate students and academics in politics and international relations.

Critical Theory, Poststructuralism, and Postcolonialism
Critical theory, poststructuralism, and postcolonialism
MajaZehfuss

When international relations (IR) scholars talk of critical theory, they often have in mind a distinction made by Robert Cox in his influential 1981 article ‘Social Forces, States and World Orders’. Cox observed that theory ‘is always ...

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