Synopses & Reviews
Neorealism is the school of international relations that emphasizes the role of inter-state power struggles in world affairs.This volume features essays by both its most prominent exponents and its principal critics.
One of the liveliest debates in American international relations theory today concerns 'neorealism, ' a revival of the tradition that emphasizes the role of inter-state power struggles in world affairs. The debate was sparked by the 1979 publication of Kenneth N. Waltz's Theory of International Relations, which systematized realism as a coherent, deductive theory. This volume provides a unique summary of current thinking on neorealism. Ideal for course use, it presents key portions of Waltz's book along with the most significant critical evaluations of the topic by other leading scholars.