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The Handbook is a landmark, not only providing a panorama of the discipline, but also embracing it as a global project. Critical of traditional paradigms with their clear cores and boundaries, this monumental work includes diverse perspectives from history, philosophy, and sociology, opens up new horizons for International Relations, and reshapes our understanding of the world we have made together.
A thought-provoking volume, with contributions from a geographically and methodologically diverse group of scholars who invite us to think reflexively about IR’s philosophical, historical and sociological foundations. At a time when many see a discipline in disarray, this innovative Handbook offers us a better sense of what we mean by IR as well as the multiple ways to study it.
Instead of the stale debates that focus on the “theory" of IR, this volume opens up new spaces for exploration. It also shows how wrestling with questions - rather than foreclosing them by “applying” the answer that traditional "theories and approaches” provided - can lead to new heuristics, precisely because the quest for a “view from nowhere” has lost its allure.
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