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The construction of an edifice: the story of a First Great Debate

Quirk, Joel; Vigneswaran, Darshan


Over the last decade, critical historiographers have established that the story of a First Debate, which tells of a struggle between idealism/utopianism and realism between the 1920s and 1940s, is a misleading characterisation of the history of academic international thought. This article adds to this critical literature by exploring how the story of a First Debate became a part of disciplinary orthodoxy between the 1950s and 1990s. Our analysis reveals that scholars produced the myth of a...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Review of International Studies
DOI: 10.1017/S0260210505006315


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