The new edition of this classic history of International Relations has been completely revised and updated throughout and remains a major guide to the intellectual lineage and development of the field.

In International Relations Then and Now the authors examine the historical antecedents and the emergence of theories of the state system during the 18th and 19th centuries culminating in the short-lived League of Nations. They look at the foundation of International Relations as an academic discipline and the competing theories that emerged within it. In an entirely new part to this volume, they also consider contemporary developments within the theories and methodologies of International Relations, including feminism and postcolonialism.

International Relations Then and Now is an indispensable text for students and scholars interested in the history of the development of International Relations.

part I|86 pages


chapter 1|12 pages

The antecedents

chapter 3|14 pages

Transforming the world

Marx, the peace movement and war

chapter 4|15 pages

The period of the first consensus

A quest for peace

chapter 6|13 pages

The second consensus

The quest for power

part II|132 pages

Towards ‘now’

chapter 7|3 pages

A pause for reflection

chapter 8|19 pages

Breaking the mould

chapter 11|15 pages

Old wine in new bottles?

Structure and change in international relations

chapter 13|15 pages

The construction of international reality

chapter 14|17 pages

Beyond the status quo

chapter 15|8 pages

Barricades and bridges

Putting the ‘I’ into IR 1