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

Wesley, Michael


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...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)
Date published: 2015
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Change! Combining analytic approaches with street wisdom
DOI: 10.22459/CCAASW.07.2015.04
Access Rights: Open Access via publisher website


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