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Cambridge Core - International Relations and International Organisations - A Cultural Theory of International Relations . Barry, Michael, An Affair of Honour (Fermoy: Eglise Books, 1981).

Cambridge Core - International Relations and International Organisations - A Cultural Theory of International Relations - by Richard Ned Lebow. Bartelson, Jens, A Genealogy of Sovereignty (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995).

Download books for free. His theory stresses the human need for self-esteem, and shows how it influences political behavior at every level of social aggregation. Lebow develops ideal-type worlds associated with four motives: appetite, spirit, reason and fear, and demonstrates how each generates a different logic concerning cooperation, conflict and risk-taking.

Richard Ned Lebow, Fellow of the British Academy is an American political scientist best known for his work in international relations, political psychology, classics and philosophy of science. He is Professor of International Political Theory at the Department of War Studies, King's College London, Bye-Fellow of Pembroke College, University of Cambridge, and James O. Freedman Presidential Professor Emeritus at Dartmouth College.

Автор: Lebow, Richard Ned Название: Cultural theory of international .

This is a novel theory of politics by one of the worlds leading scholars of international relations.

A cultural theory of international relations. Cambridge University Press, 2008. International relations theory and the end of the Cold War. RN Lebow, T Risse-Kappen. Cambridge University Press, 2003. Columbia University Press, 1995. Rational deterrence theory: I think, therefore I deter. World politics 41 (2), 208-224, 1989.

from book Richard Ned Lebow: A Pioneer in International Relations Theory . A Matter of Honour: Ned Lebow, A Cultural Theory of International Relations.

from book Richard Ned Lebow: A Pioneer in International Relations Theory, History, Political Philosophy and Psychology (p. 5-65). Lebow’s Theory of International Relations. Her most recent book is Neta C. Crawford and Audie Klotz, ed. How Sanctions Work: Lessons from South Africa (New York: St. Martin's, 1999).

In this impressive follow up to The Tragic Vision of Politics, Ned Lebow continues and further elaborates his ground breaking fusion of Ancient Greek thought, historical imagination and contemporary social science to offer a rich and provocative theory that places culture at the centre of the explanation of international relations. By Richard Ned Lebow. Over a distinguished career, Lebow has consistently challenged conventional categories of thinking about international relations.

Nicholas Rengger, St Andrews University 'A Cultural Theory is the capstone of Lebow's unceasing commitment to restoring a dynamic and historical dimension of international relations and to reinstating values and motives to their proper place at the center of enquiry. It also is a milestone in the effort to transform constructivism into a genuinely theoretical enterprise.

In this volume, Richard Ned Lebow introduces his own constructivist theory of political order and international relations based on theories of motives and identity formation drawn from the ancient Greeks. His theory stresses the human need for self-esteem, and shows how it influences political behavior at every level of social aggregation. Lebow develops ideal-type worlds associated with four motives: appetite, spirit, reason and fear, and demonstrates how each generates a different logic concerning cooperation, conflict and risk-taking. Expanding and documenting the utility of his theory in a series of historical case studies, ranging from classical Greece to the war in Iraq, he presents a novel explanation for the rise of the state and the causes of war, and offers a reformulation of prospect theory. This is a novel theory of politics by one of the world's leading scholars of international relations.

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Voodoogore
This book is a tour de force showing rare erudition. The range of historical examples covered is extremely impressive. Yes, it is difficult and for advanced readers only, but there is tremendous value here for anyone wanting to make the effort. Lebow's focus on honor--and associated ideas of prestige--sheds a powerful light on the history of international relations. No student of diplomatic history can fail to be swayed by Lebow's impressive marshaling of evidence for his thesis. He also gives a withering and well-deserved critique of alternative theories, showing how they reflect a stunted conception of the human personality and don't explain a great deal. This is certainly one of the most important books written in the field of International Relations over the past decade. Though the theoretical apparatus can be labyrinthine, the lengthy historical studies are much more approachable and quite good.
Jeb
anyone familiar with international relations (ir) scholarship should, i think, also be familiar with at least this author's name. and if they are serious students they may perhaps recall some of the theses of his research. i only have a masters degree in the subject, yet am compelled (for the first time...) to add here less a review and perhaps more a word or two in recommendation of what i found to be an outstanding work of scholarship.

in a nutshell, the argument of this rich book might be put thusly: ir scholarship has a marked tendency (especially in work done in the u.s., i'd say) to emphasize, particularly when seeking to explain the outbreak of war, economic interests and military capabilities, thereby neglecting the rather critical role of 'the spirit,' seeking self-esteem through honor, prestige, and social standing, as a motive for human (and state...) behavior. (he attempts, then, to perhaps dissolve the so-called 'levels of analysis problem' in ir.)

lelbow uses basically aristotelian concepts of human motives (or 'psychic drives'), which explains the just mentioned central notion of 'the spirit'.

his theoretical apparatus is, for me, alone worth the price of admission (which is perhaps a bit steep). and on top of that, he performs admirably in applying this apparatus to his many case studies, which span some thousands of years, from the ancient greeks to the present.

so i highly recommend this book to anyone with an interest in ir, social theory, history, etc.
Cordabor
An extremely detailed analysis of human behaviour in the modern world. It would be improved if suggestions were made of how shortcomings could be corrected!
A Cultural Theory of International Relations download epub
Social Sciences
Author: Richard Ned Lebow
ISBN: 0521691885
Category: Other
Subcategory: Social Sciences
Language: English
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (January 19, 2009)
Pages: 776 pages