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Recovering International Relations: The Promise of Sustainable Critique

Daniel Levine


This book bridges two key divides in International Relations. The first is between ‘value-free’ and normative theory. The second is between reflective, philosophically inflected explorations of ethics in IR and empirical studies of practical problems in world politics. Featuring a novel, provocative and detailed survey of IR’s development over the second half of the twentieth century, the work draws on early Frankfurt School social theory to suggest a new ethical and methodological foundation for international theory—sustainable critique—which draws these disparate approaches together in light ... More

Keywords: animus habitandi, chastened reason, constellation, critical theory, dialectical theory, Frankfurt School, International Relations, international political theory, negative dialectics, normative theory, philosophy of social science, positive theory, social science methodology, reflexivity, reification, sustainable critique

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199916061
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199916061.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel Levine, author
Colgate University