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Power and International Relations

A Conceptual Approach

Contrary to conventional wisdom, the concept of power has not always been central to international relations theory. During the 1920s and 30s, power was often ignored or vilified by international relations scholars--especially in America. Les mer
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Contrary to conventional wisdom, the concept of power has not always been central to international relations theory. During the 1920s and 30s, power was often ignored or vilified by international relations scholars--especially in America. Power and International Relations explores how this changed in later decades by tracing how power emerged as an important social science concept in American scholarship after World War I. Combining intellectual history and conceptual analysis, David Baldwin examines power's increased presence in the study of international relations and looks at how the three dominant approaches of realism, neoliberalism, and constructivism treat power. The clarity and precision of thinking about power increased greatly during the last half of the twentieth century, due to efforts by political scientists, psychologists, sociologists, economists, philosophers, mathematicians, and geographers who contributed to "social power literature." Baldwin brings the insights of this literature to bear on the three principal theoretical traditions in international relations theory.
He discusses controversial issues in power analysis, and shows the relevance of older works frequently underappreciated today. Focusing on the social power perspective in international relations, this book sheds light on how power has been considered during the last half century and how it should be approached in future research.

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Preface ix Chapter 1: Introduction 1 Power Analysis: Important, Difficult, and Recent 1 Purposes of the Study 3 Structure of the Study 4 Limits of the Study 5 Terminology 6 Implications of the Study 8 Chapter 2: Modern Power Analysis 11 Dahl and His Critics 12 Dahlian Power in Perspective: 50 Years On 26 Evaluating Dahl's Concept of Power 44 Chapter 3: Analyzing Power 49 Fundamentals of Power Analysis 49 Problems in Power Analysis 59 Chapter 4: Power Analysis and International Relations 91 Power and IR: The Evolution 92 Power and IR: Analytical Perspectives 102 Chapter 5: Realism 123 Realism 123 Neorealism 130 Offensive Realism 135 Chapter 6: Constructivism 139 What Is Constructivism? 139 Materialism versus Culture 143 Constructivism and Power 144 Constructivist Contributions to Power Analysis in IR 153 Chapter 7: Neoliberalism 155 Power and Interdependence: Contributions 156 Soft Power 164 Chapter 8: Conclusion 173 IR Theory and Power in Retrospect 174 Contemporary Relevance of a Dahlian Approach 176 Power and Military Statecraft 178 What Good Is Power Analysis? 188 Bibliography 191 Index 215

Om forfatteren

David A. Baldwin is senior political scientist in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and the Wallach Professor of Political Science Emeritus at Columbia University. His many books include Economic Statecraft (Princeton) and Paradoxes of Power. Baldwin is the founder of the Research Committee on Political Power of the International Political Science Association.