Perspectives on international political theory in Europe

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This book offers a timely exploration of the still burgeoning field of International Political Theory (IPT). IPT is approached in this volume not merely as a subfield at the margins of the discipline of International Relations (IR) but rather as a key dimension of theorising international relations that challenges disciplinary, theoretical, methodological, and geographical boundaries and inseminates other theoretical IR traditions. Chapters in this volume approach IPT as a theoretical tradition that emphasises and interrogates the philosophical, historical, ethical, normative, institutional, and aesthetic dimensions of international relations and world politics. In so doing, they explore IPT as a European theoretical tradition to stress that, paradoxically, it is only by provincializing Europe and its intellectual traditions that one may finally appreciate what is truly universal in them. This is a refreshingly different take on IPT sure to be of interest to students and scholars of IPT, IR and political theory.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages149
ISBN (Electronic)9783030772741
ISBN (Print)9783030772734
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2021

Publication series

NameTrends in European IR theory


  • International political theory (IPT)
  • International relations theory
  • Political theory


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