Daniel J. Levine

in Recovering International Relations

Published in print October 2012 | ISBN: 9780199916061
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199980246 | DOI:

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The conclusion undertakes two key tasks. Surveying the case studies of the previous three chapters, it argues that reification can be understood as a coherent phenomenon, affecting the course of international theory across the decades. It then develops a series of concrete methodological research practices to check or critique it: operationalizing the notion of sustainable critique developed in the introduction. To that end, it uses the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as an example, showing how a sustainably critical research project would be undertaken in that context, and considering how such a project might contribute to both elite and popular policy discourses.

Keywords: chastened reason; constellation; hermeneutic circle, hermeneutic sphere; Israeli-Palestinian conflict; methodology; Middle East Peace Process; Oslo Accords; sustainable critique

Chapter.  14065 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Political Theory

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