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Culture and international relations: the culture of international relations

By Richard N. Lebow


In a response to my critics I further elaborate some of the concepts central to A Cultural Theory of International Relations. I explain why it is a cultural theory, as distinct from a theory of culture; the different levels of reason conceptualised by the Greeks and their utility in moving our thinking beyond the exclusive focus on instrumental rationality of modern social science; and Aristotle's concept of anger and its implications for the behaviour of the weak and the powerful. I justify my case selection and its Western bias, but defend the universality of my theory and its non-hegemonic application to the study of other cultures

Topics: JZ International relations
Publisher: Sage Publications
Year: 2009
DOI identifier: 10.1177/0305829809336258
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Provided by: LSE Research Online
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