Teleology, Cyclicality and Episodism: Three competing views of change in international relations

Michael Wesley

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    Abstract

    The discipline of international relations is divided by competing conceptions of change. International relations formed as a modern discipline in response to humanity's growing destructiveness as monarchs, states and societies repeatedly went to war with each other. Twentieth-century scholarship in international relations grew up alongside a hopeful project embodied in an international movement: that if subjected to rational research and the close attention of concerned citizens, inter-state relations could be prevented from descending into the carnage of another world war.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationChange! Combining Analytic Approaches with Street Wisdom
    Editors Gabriele Bammer
    Place of PublicationCanberra, Australia
    PublisherANU Press
    Pages43-53
    Edition1st
    ISBN (Print)9781925022643
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

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