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On Rules, Politics and Knowledge
Friedrich Kratochwil, International Relations, and Domestic Affairs
 
 
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13 Oct 2010
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Friedrich Kratochwil was a leading voice in constructivist International Relations. In this volume, an impressive array of established scholars reflect on the concerns that have animated his work for over four decades, including the ways in which normative phenomena, political choices and knowledge claims are linked in practice. Always sceptical of grand projects and easy generalizations, he has made a career of documenting complexity and ambiguity while making unexpected connections and

following suggestive lines of inquiry. This book reflects the same disposition. For Kratochwil, there is nothing neat, deeply ordered or easily predicted about the world that we have constructed for ourselves, and so it is for the book's contributors. Organized in three parts – Thinking with Kratochwil, Arguing with Kratochwil and Building on Kratochwil – to reflect the dynamic nature and current status of scholarly debates in international politics, On Rules, Politics and Knowledge will figure in these debates for years to come.





Description

Friedrich Kratochwil was a leading voice in constructivist International Relations. In this volume, an impressive array of established scholars reflect on the concerns that have animated his work for over four decades, including the ways in which normative phenomena, political choices and knowledge claims are linked in practice. Always sceptical of grand projects and easy generalizations, he has made a career of documenting complexity and ambiguity while making unexpected connections and

following suggestive lines of inquiry. This book reflects the same disposition. For Kratochwil, there is nothing neat, deeply ordered or easily predicted about the world that we have constructed for ourselves, and so it is for the book's contributors. Organized in three parts – Thinking with Kratochwil, Arguing with Kratochwil and Building on Kratochwil – to reflect the dynamic nature and current status of scholarly debates in international politics, On Rules, Politics and Knowledge will figure in these debates for years to come.





Contents


Foreword; R.Falk
Introduction; The Editors
PART I: THINKING WITH KRATOCHWIL: SPEECH, REASON, AND KNOWLEDGE
De Gustibus (valoribus) est Disputandum: Contra Realpolitik without Politics, Theory without Reflexivity, Science without Judgment; S.Guzzini
From Logic to Logics: The Relationship of Particular Cases to General Patterns in Social Life; J.W.Davis
Game Theory and Reciprocity: Toward a Social Perspective; D.W.Larson
'Trust me, I promise!': Kratochwil's Contributions towards the Explanation of the Structure of Normative Social Relations; R.B.Hall
What Do We Mean When We Say that Substance Matters?; J.Friedrichs
On Norms, Communication and the Problem of Practice; O.Kessler
Social Science: Social or Scientific Project; R.N.Lebow
PART II: ARGUING WITH KRATOCHWIL: RULES, NORMS, AND ETHICS
Rules in Practice; N.Onuf
The Aesthetics of Power: Constructivist Historicism versus Thucydides; M.Loriaux
Don't Reify Agency: International Law and Moral Action in an NGO World; C.Lynch
Cynical Rascals or Conscientious Objectors? Interpreting Noncompliance with International Norms; M.Bukovansky
Rules, Norms, Revisions?; N.J.Rengger
PART III: BUILDING ON KRATOCHWIL: PERSUASION, ORDER, CHANGE
The Quest for Persuasion: Habermasian Thought and the New German Idealism in International Relations; J.Steffek 
Normative Baggage in International Encounters: Contestation All the Way; A.Wiener
Rules and Norms in a Post-Western World; C.Brown
Understanding Change in International Politics, Again and Again and Again; R.Koslowski
The 'Inter' According to Fritz: Rethinking IR's Proverbial Toolbox; M.Albert & Y.Lapid
Friedrich Kratochwil's Published Work, 1971-2009


Authors


OLIVER KESSLER is Acting Professor of International Politica Theory, Luwig-Mazmillians University, Germany. He is the author of Die Internationale Politische Ökonomie des Risikos: am Beispiel der Asienkrise (2008), SME Policy in Europe and the Political Economy of Risk (with Charles Dannreuther, 2010) and many journal articles.
 
RODNEY BRUCE HALL is University Lecturer in International Political Economy and a Fellow of St.Cross College, University of Oxford, UK. His books include National Collective Identity: Social Constructs and International Systems (1999) and Central Banking as Global Governance: Constructing Financial Credibility (2008).

CECELIA LYNCH is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Centre for Global Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of California, USA. Her books include Strategies for Research in Constructivist International Relations (with Audie Klotz, 2007), Law and Moral Action in World Politics (co-edited with Michael Loriaux, 2000), and Beyond Appeasement: Interpreting Interwar Peace Movements in World Politics (1999).

NICHOLAS ONUF is Professor Emeritus of International Relations, Florida International University, USA. His most recent books are Nations, Markets, and War: Modern History and the American Civil War (with Peter Onuf, 2006) and International Legal Theory: Essays and Engagements, 1966-2006 (2008).