Communitarian IR Theory: “The Common Socius of Us All”

Daniel J. Levine

in Recovering International Relations

Published in print October 2012 | ISBN: 9780199916061
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199980246 | DOI:
Communitarian IR Theory: “The Common Socius of Us All”

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In Chapter 4 and 5, the case study format developed for realism is extended to two variants within what is broadly considered “liberal” IR. Chapter 4 explores liberal IR written from a “communitarian” perspective: David Mitrany’s functionalism (with its roots in the Fabian tradition), and the more systematic work of Karl Deutsch and Emanuel Adler.

Keywords: Adler, Emanuel; Deutsch, Karl; communitarianism, constructivism (IR); cybernetics; functionalism; gemeinschaft; gesellschaft; individualism; liberalism (IR); Mitrany, David; Nerves of Government (book); security communities; Tönnies, Ferdinand

Chapter.  17194 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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