The Vulnerable Subject

Beyond Rationalism in International Relations

  • Amanda Russell Beattie
  • Kate Schick

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    1. Amanda Russell Beattie, Kate Schick
      Pages 1-21
  3. Part I

  4. Part II

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 204-212

About this book


This book develops a concept of vulnerability in International Relations that allows for a profound rethinking of a core concept of international politics: means-ends rationality. It explores traditions that proffer a more complex and relational account of vulnerability.


foreign policy international politics international relations morality natural law Policy politics trust

Editors and affiliations

  • Amanda Russell Beattie
    • 1
  • Kate Schick
    • 2
  1. 1.Aston UniversityUK
  2. 2.Victoria University of WellingtonNew Zealand

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