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dc.contributor.author Mike en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2008-11-06T09:39:21Z
dc.date.available 2008-11-06T09:39:21Z
dc.date.issued 2005 en_US
dc.identifier 0521534755 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Williams , M 2005 , The Realist Tradition and the Limits of International Relations . Cambridge University Press . en_US
dc.identifier.other PURE: 81338 en_US
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/842 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/842
dc.description.abstract Realism is commonly portrayed as theory that reduces international relations to pure power politics. Michael Williams provides an important reexamination of the Realist tradition and its relevance for contemporary international relations. Examining three thinkers commonly invoked as Realism’s foremost proponents - Hobbes, Rousseau, and Morgenthau - the book shows that, far from advocating a crude realpolitik, Realism’s most famous classical proponents actually stressed the need for a restrained exercise of power and a politics with ethics at its core. These ideas are more relevant than ever at a time when the nature of responsible responses to international problems are at the centre of contemporary political debate. This original interpretation of major thinkers will interest scholars of international relations and the history of ideas. en_US
dc.publisher Cambridge University Press en_US
dc.title The Realist Tradition and the Limits of International Relations en_US
dc.contributor.pbl Aberystwyth University en_US
dc.contributor.pbl Department of International Politics en_US


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