Critical Theory and World Politics: Citizenship, Sovereignty and Humanity

Critical Theory and World Politics: Citizenship, Sovereignty and Humanity

by Andrew Linklater

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Andrew Linklater has been one of the most innovative thinkers in international relations, introducing critical and ethical elements into the discipline which has forced it to rethink many of its basic assumptions. This book builds on this body of work to develop a radical new theory that calls for a cosmopolitan approach to international relations.

Key subjects covered in the book include:

  • citizenship and humanity
  • critical theory and political community
  • the problem of harm
  • the sociology of states-systems.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415399302
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 09/17/2007
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 248
Sales rank: 922,455
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.19(h) x (d)

About the Author

Andrew Linklater is Woodrow Wilson Professor of International Politics at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. His main publications and research interests have been concerned with the changing nature of political community, the significance of critical theory for international relations and the problem of harm in world politics.

Table of Contents

Part 1: The Problem of Community 1. "Men and Citizens" in International Relations 2. The Problem of Community in International Relations 3. The Achievements of Critical Theory Part 2: The Problem of Citizenship 4. What is a Good International Citizen? 5. The Good International Citizen and the Kosovo Crisis 6. Citizenship and Sovereignty in the Post-Westphalian State 7. Cosmopolitan Citizenship Part 3: The Problem of Harm 8. Citizenship, Humanity and Cosmopolitan Harm Conventions 9. The Problem of Harm in World Politics: Implications for the Sociology of States-Systems 10. Norbert Elias, the Civilizing Process and International Relations 11. Towards a Sociology of Global Morals with an Emancipatory Intent

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