Description - International Relations and Historical Sociology by Stephen Hobden
The last decade saw a revival of interest in historical approaches to the understanding of International Relations. Concurrently, historical sociologists have demonstrated a renewed interest in the idea of the state and attempted to include the notion of an international system in their work. This confluence of interests between International Relations theorists who seek to understand large scale social processes and Historical Sociologists who are looking to international forces in order to analyse developments in the state are deftly addressed and explored in the present volume. Stephen Hobden provides an original analysis of recent work by key historical sociologists through the prism of International Relations. He investigates the number of issues which overlap between the two disciplines by focusing on three main themes: * the ways in which historical sociologists approach International Relations in general and the concept of an international system in particular * recent advances on the concept of the state as developed by Historical Sociology and their implications for International Relations * the potential for productive dialogue between the two schools of thought.
An important addition to the theoretical literature on International Relations, this volume will also be of interest to students and researchers in the areas of Sociology, Social History and International Political Theory.
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