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Metaphors in International Relations Theory
 
 
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03 Aug 2011
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An analysis of the language of metaphor in international relations theory, this book offers a comprehensive study of metaphors as they are employed by scholars of world affairs. Most of the major schools of thought in international relations theory are based on implicit or explicit metaphorical views. Metaphors in international relations theory do far more than simply supply evocative imagery to explanatory frameworks. Instead, the major paradigms that are used to analyze international relations are built on metaphorical imagery that provide the very theoretical propositions these paradigms use to hypothesize and make predictions about international affairs.


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An analysis of the language of metaphor in international relations theory, this book offers a comprehensive study of metaphors as they are employed by scholars of world affairs. Most of the major schools of thought in international relations theory are based on implicit or explicit metaphorical views. Metaphors in international relations theory do far more than simply supply evocative imagery to explanatory frameworks. Instead, the major paradigms that are used to analyze international relations are built on metaphorical imagery that provide the very theoretical propositions these paradigms use to hypothesize and make predictions about international affairs.


Reviews

"This book is a comprehensive analysis of metaphors used across International Relations' schools of thought or paradigms. It is clearly written and very accessible with impressive coverage and an important argument. It will be accessible even to upper-level undergraduate audiences and may be most useful for undergraduates who are not yet in the clutches of the disciplinary imperative to ignore the centrality of metaphor to our scholarly practice."
- David L. Blaney, Political Science, Macalester College


Contents

Thoughts on Metaphor
The Metaphorical Context of International Relations
Contributions of Metaphors to International Relations Theory
Metaphors and Changing Conceptions of International Relations
Metaphors of Power
Metaphors of International Security
Metaphors of International Political Economy
Game Theory Metaphors
Regime Theory and Metaphors of European Integration
Analytical Problems of Metaphors in International Relations Theory (And Recommendations for Using Metaphors Wisely)


Authors

MICHAEL MARKS Professor in the Department of Politics at Willamette University, Oregon, USA.