Sustainable Critique and the Lost Vocation of International Relations

Daniel J. Levine

in Recovering International Relations

Published in print October 2012 | ISBN: 9780199916061
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199980246 | DOI:
Sustainable Critique and the Lost Vocation of International Relations

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This chapter develops the themes of the book along the lines discussed above: its goals, and the key concepts it advances to achieve them. It sets out the longstanding challenge of sustainable critique in light of the problem of reification. It also surveys the effects of reification across eight decades of IR scholarship, framing and summarizing the case studies undertaken in Chapters 3-5.

Keywords: “American School” IR theory; animus habitandi; chastened reason; critique; fact-value tradition; Hoffmann, Stanley; methodology; paradigms; reflexivity; reification; sustainable critique; Weber, Max

Chapter.  17276 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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