Along the Road of International Theory in the Next Millennium: Four Travelogues

  • Kalevi HolstiEmail author
Part of the SpringerBriefs on Pioneers in Science and Practice book series (BRIEFSPIONEER, volume 41)


If the study of international relations in the 1970s was characterized by a breakdown of its three centuries of concern with the problems of peace, war, and order, scholarship in the 1990s and into the twenty-first century has confronted an explosion of theoretical ferment and philosophical disagreement. It is often punctuated by hyperbole and by the loss of a unified scholarly craft. This essay looks at the scene, notes incompatibilities, and laments some of its excesses.


International Relation Global Governance Dependency Theory International Politics International Theory 
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  1. 1.Liu Institute for Global IssuesUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada

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