Palgrave Studies in International Relations

The Concept of the Political

Authors: Morgenthau, Hans J.

Editors: Behr, Hartmut, Rösch, Felix (Eds.)

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A growing interest in the oeuvre of Hans J. Morgenthau and in re-readings of 'classical realism' increases the significance of his European, pre-emigration writings in order to understand the work of one of the founding figures of IR. This book is the first English translation of Morgenthau's French monograph La notion du politique from 1933 (translated by Maeva Vidal).

About the authors

HARTMUT BEHR Professor of International Politics at Newcastle University, UK. He is the author of A History of International Political Theory and has published widely in international journals.
FELIX ROESCH Center Associate of the Jean Monnet Center of Excellence at Newcastle University, UK. His research concentrates on the European scholars émigré and the encounter of academic and intellectual cultures.

Reviews

'The Concept of the Political is Morgenthau's initial attempt to distinguish the political from the legal and to conceptualize the political as a distinct realm of human affairs. After all these decades, it is finally available in English, and in an excellent translation. Equally valuable is the thorough and thoughtful Introduction by the editors that locates the work in its intellectual and political milieu and discusses the role in played in its author's intellectual development.' - Richard Ned Lebow, James O. Freedman Presidential Professor, Dartmouth College

'Hans J. Morgenthau was far more than an advocate of power politics. A full appreciation of his nuanced version of realism cannot be gained, however, without easy access to his early European writings and an accurate understanding of the context in which they were written. Despite some initial steps in that regard, much work remains to be done. With the publication of this careful translation of Morgenthau's La notion du 'Politique,' the editors render an essential service to English-speaking students of international relations and political theory.' Professor Christoph Frei, University of St Gallen


Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Overview of Morgenthau’s Oeuvre and Worldview

    Morgenthau, Hans J.

    Pages 3-14

  • Contextualization of “The Concept of the Political”

    Morgenthau, Hans J.

    Pages 15-32

  • Morgenthau’s Epistemological Commitments

    Morgenthau, Hans J.

    Pages 33-46

  • Morgenthau’s Twofold Concept of Power

    Morgenthau, Hans J.

    Pages 47-79

  • Introduction

    Morgenthau, Hans J.

    Pages 86-87

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Concept of the Political
Authors
Editors
  • Hartmut Behr
  • Felix Rösch
Translated by
Vidal, M.
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in International Relations
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-00251-8
DOI
10.1057/9781137002518
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-36308-3
Softcover ISBN
978-0-230-36309-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 164
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