Integrates non-Western themes, topics and thinkers throughout
Is structured by topical and important themes, discussing significant thinkers in relation to these ideas
Explores European domination of discipline providing insights into how it came to conceive world in its own image
Part of the book series: International Political Theory (IPoT)
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Table of contents (26 chapters)
Early Christianity and Early Modern Christianity
Colonialism, Decolonisation and Postcolonialism
About this book
This handbook provides an exploration of the field of International Political Theory (IPT), which in its broadest terms, examines the ways in which ideas about justice, sovereignty, and legitimacy shape international politics. It is a comprehensive resource for those interested in understanding the philosophical, political, and legal issues that arise from interactions between states, peoples, and global actors. The two volumes of the handbook cover a wide range of topics, from the foundations of international political thought to the latest debates in the field. They are designed to give readers a comprehensive overview of the key concepts and arguments within international political theory and provide an introduction to the main debates in the field.
Volume 1 takes us from the ancient world to the formation of the modern state system as we lay the groundwork for a critical understanding of changes in, and challenges to, core ideas such as sovereignty, international law and territorial integrity. The contributions to this volume explore the European domination of the discipline providing insights into how it came to conceive the world in its own image. They also focus on non-Western perspectives and reactions to European hegemony.
- International political theory
- history of international political thought
- international law
- human rights
- global governance
- global diplomacy and security
- global justice
- international relations theory
- international organisations
- contemporary political theory
“As the world confronts new challenges like pandemics and climate change, academic political theory has struggled to keep pace with events. Increasingly, our thinking must become international in scope. Focusing on themes from realism, sovereignty, and the nation-state to post-colonialism, gender, and indigeneity, these volumes attempt to bring political theory into the twenty-first century. The editors have brought together an impressive cast of contributors each of whom adds a distinctive voice to this chorus. This collection will provide an invaluable resource for scholars and students pondering the problems not only of today or tomorrow but of the future.” - Steven B. Smith, Alfred Cowles Professor of Political Science, Yale University, USA
“This handbook of thought-provoking new articles on international political theory is diverse in subject and outlook and refreshingly timely. Spanning two rich volumes, early contributions examine the historical roots and development of theorizing in this realm and challenge our often Eurocentric perspective on it. Later discussions range over a host of topical issues—from migration and global distributive justice to drone warfare, disaster relief, and climate change—and engage pressing current debates from varied perspectives—cultural, geographic, racial, and gender-based. The handbook promises lecturers and their students (undergraduate or graduate) solid disciplinary foundations and a sense of the exciting range and contemporary significance of the subject.”- Sarah Holtman, University of Minnesota, USA
Editors and Affiliations
School of Law and Politics, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK
Howard Williams, David Boucher, Peter Sutch
Department of Philosophy, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA
School of Psychology and Humanities, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK
About the editors
Howard Williams is Distinguished Honorary Professor in the School of Law and Politics at Cardiff University, and Emeritus Professor of Political Theory in the Department of International Politics at Aberystwyth University, UK.
David Boucher is Professor of Political Philosophy and International Relations at the University of Cardiff, UK, and Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Johannesburg (2015-25), South Africa.
Peter Sutch is Professor of Political and International Theory at Cardiff University, UK. He is also Visiting Professor at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.
David Reidy is Professor of Philosophy at The University of Tennessee, USA.
Alexandros Koutsoukis is Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Central Lancashire, UK.
Book Title: The Palgrave Handbook of International Political Theory
Book Subtitle: Volume I
Editors: Howard Williams, David Boucher, Peter Sutch, David Reidy, Alexandros Koutsoukis
Series Title: International Political Theory
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham
Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2023
Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-031-36110-4Published: 03 November 2023
Softcover ISBN: 978-3-031-36113-5Due: 17 November 2024
eBook ISBN: 978-3-031-36111-1Published: 02 November 2023
Series ISSN: 2662-6039
Series E-ISSN: 2662-6047
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XX, 546
Number of Illustrations: 2 b/w illustrations
Additional Information: Voume 1