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Corporate Author Study Group on the Theory of International Relations, author.

Title American power and international theory at the Council on Foreign Relations, 1953-54 / edited by David M. McCourt.

Publication Info. Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, 2020.


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Description 1 online resource (viii, 301 pages)
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction : the Council on Foreign Relations Study Group on the Theory of International Relations, 1953-54 -- First meeting : E.H. Carr and the historical approach -- Second meeting : Hans J. Morgenthau and the national interest -- Third meeting : the theory of Harold D. Lasswell -- Fourth meeting : Marxist theory of imperialism -- Fifth meeting : political geography vs. geopolitics -- Sixth meeting : Wilsonian idealism -- Seventh meeting : the problem of theory in the study of international relations.
Summary "Between December 1953 and June 1954, the elite think-tank the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) joined prominent figures in International Relations, including Pennsylvania's Robert Strausz-Hupé, Yale's Arnold Wolfers, the Rockefeller Foundation's William Thompson, government adviser Dorothy Fosdick, and nuclear strategist William Kaufmann. They spent seven meetings assessing approaches to world politics-from the "realist" theory of Hans Morgenthau to theories of imperialism of Karl Marx and V.I. Lenin-to discern basic elements of a theory of international relations. The study group's materials are an indispensable window to the development of IR theory, illuminating the seeds of the theory-practice nexus in Cold War U.S. foreign policy. Historians of International Relations recently revised the standard narrative of the field's origins, showing that IR witnessed a sharp turn to theoretical consideration of international politics beginning around 1950, and remained preoccupied with theory. Taking place in 1953-54, the CFR study group represents a vital snapshot of this shift. This book situates the CFR study group in its historical and historiographical contexts, and offers a biographical analysis of the participants. It includes seven preparatory papers on diverse theoretical approaches, penned by former Berkeley political scientist George A. Lipsky, followed by the digest of discussions from the study group meetings. American Power and International Theory at the Council on Foreign Relations, 1953-54 offers new insights into the early development of IR as well as the thinking of prominent elites in the early years of the Cold War"-- Provided by publisher
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Subject Study Group on the Theory of International Relations.
Council on Foreign Relations.
Council on Foreign Relations. (OCoLC)fst00557351
International relations -- Philosophy.
Cold War.
Meetings -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- Foreign relations -- Philosophy.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1953-1961.
Guerre froide.
Réunions -- États-Unis -- Histoire -- 20e siècle.
États-Unis -- Relations extérieures -- 1953-1961.
Political Science / International Relations / Diplomacy.
Political Science.
Meetings. (OCoLC)fst01015496
International relations -- Philosophy. (OCoLC)fst00977075
Diplomatic relations -- Philosophy. (OCoLC)fst01910431
Diplomatic relations. (OCoLC)fst01907412
International relations. (OCoLC)fst00977053
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Cold War (1945-1989) (OCoLC)fst01754978
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author McCourt, David M., editor.
Other Form: Print version: Study Group on the Theory of International Relations. American power and international theory at the Council on Foreign Relations, 1953-54. Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, 2020 9780472131716 (DLC) 2019045927
ISBN 9780472901227 (electronic book)
0472901222 (electronic book)
0472126385 (electronic book)
9780472126385 (electronic bk.)
9780472131716 (hardcover)
0472131710 (hardcover)
Standard No. 10.3998/mpub.11301034 doi
AU@ 000066657654
AU@ 000066661955

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