Recovering the Classical Approach

Robert Jackson

in The Global Covenant

Published in print March 2003 | ISBN: 9780199262014
Published online April 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780191601033 | DOI:
 Recovering the Classical Approach

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This chapter explores the classical approach to international relations. It reviews the three approaches to international relations scholarship: positivism, post-positivism, and humanism. It presents the fourteen classical texts for studying international human conduct. It examines a standard criticism of moral claims in political life, and discusses the craft of discipline of humanist inquiry.

Keywords: classical approach; international relations; positivism; humanism

Chapter.  16630 words. 

Subjects: International Relations

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