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Classics of International Relations

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What are the most important and influential landmark works in the history of International Relations? This text provides short, accessible and authoritative introductions to the classic works of International Relations (IR). The book consists of an introduction, 23 scholarly and readable chapters and a conclusion. It is focused on general IR scholarship, which is united by a set of classical questions concerning the causes of war, the prospects of peace, the bases of order and the scope for change and justice in an anarchical society as well as a set of classical concepts, including sovereignty, law, order and the balance of power. Classics of International Relations is designed to become a standard reference text for advanced undergraduates, post-graduates and lecturers in the field of IR.

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