Praxis as a Perspective on International Politics.
Bringing together leading figures in the study of international relations, this collection explores praxis as a perspective on international politics and law. It builds on the transdisciplinary work of Friedrich Kratochwil to reveal the scope, limits and blind spots of praxis theorizing.
Bristol University Press,
|Series:||Bristol Studies in International Theory.
- Front Cover
- Series Information
- Praxis as a Perspective on International Polotics
- Copyright information
- Table of contents
- Notes on Contributors
- 1 Introduction: Praxis as a Perspective on International Politics
- Situating praxis theorizing
- Fritz Kratochwil and praxis theorizing
- Outline of the volume
- Part I Theorizing Praxis
- 2 Knowing, Remembering, Showing But Still Not Seeing: Critical Praxis, Slavery and the Modern 'We'
- Knowing and Hume's silence
- Remembering and forgetting slavery
- Showing and seeing
- Reconstituting the conversation
- 3 Friedrich Kratochwil: Prophet of Doubt?
- Time, meaning and history
- Kratochwil's Humean theology of action
- Prophecy and doubt
- False prophecy
- The prophet's 'universe'/to whom does the prophet speak?
- Conclusion: Action and meaning in our common life
- 4 Styles of Theorizing International Practice
- The new theoretical uncertainty
- The practice turn's 'theory debate'
- Theorizing: some basic considerations and themes
- Styles of theorizing practice
- Exploring some exemplars
- Theorizing creatively
- 5 Practising Theorizing in Theorizing Praxis: Friedrich Kratochwil and Social Inquiry
- Theorizing praxis
- Practising theorizing
- Theorizing theorizing
- Part II Praxis and the Law
- 6 If Not Rome or The Hague, Where? Reflections on Sanctioning and Punishing
- Kratochwil on sanctions
- Kratochwil on punishment
- Theory and practice: a short digression
- Praxis and policy
- 7 Practical Constitutionalism
- Kratochwil's Aristotle
- Aristotle's practical constitutionalism
- Practical global constitutionalism
- 8 Rules, Institutions and Decisions: Taking Distribution Seriously
- Rules and distribution
- Two intellectual operations
- The distributive role of international organizations
- Part III Biology, Contingency and History
- 9 I Think, Therefore IR? Psychology, Biology and the Notion of Praxis
- The psychology of feelings, cognition and behaviour
- Evolutionary legacy
- From culture to cognition
- Behavioural genetics
- Cultural epigenetics?
- Practising praxis
- Psychobiology of praxis
- 10 Practice, Intersubjectivity and the Problem of Contingency
- On the problem of cooperation in game theory and beyond
- Contingency and the logic of social facts
- A Humean approach to uncertainty? Institutions as discovery process