James L. Richardson
Other affiliations: University of Sydney, Balliol College
Bio: James L. Richardson is an academic researcher from Australian National University. The author has contributed to research in topic(s): International relations & Foreign policy. The author has an hindex of 10, co-authored 30 publication(s) receiving 367 citation(s). Previous affiliations of James L. Richardson include University of Sydney & Balliol College.
TL;DR: The claim that the ending of the Cold War signifies the triumph of Western liberalism, irrespective of whether this is celebrated or deplored, overlooks the extent to which the liberal tradition of the United States can be traced back to the early 20th century as mentioned in this paper.
Abstract: The claim that the ending of the Cold War signifies the triumph of Western liberalism — irrespective of whether this is celebrated or deplored — overlooks the extent to which the liberal tradition,...
29 Sep 1994
TL;DR: Richardson as discussed by the authors offers an integrated analysis based on a critical assessment of the main theoretical approaches of crisis diplomacy, giving weight not only to systemic and structural factors, but also to specific historical factors of each case, and to theories which do not presuppose rationality.
Abstract: Although much has been written on international crises, the literature suffers from a lack of historical depth, and a proliferation of competing theoretical frameworks. Through case studies drawing on the rich historical experience of crisis diplomacy, James Richardson offers an integrated analysis based on a critical assessment of the main theoretical approaches. Due weight is given to systemic and structural factors, but also to the specific historical factors of each case, and to theories which do not presuppose rationality as well as those which do. Crisis diplomacy the major political choices made by decision makers, and their strategies, judgments and misjudgments - is found to play a crucial role in each of the case studies. This broad historical inquiry is especially timely when the ending of the Cold War has removed the settled parameters within which the superpowers conducted their crisis diplomacy.
01 Apr 1988-World Politics
TL;DR: The authors examines some of the central themes in recent studies relating to appeasement: the "structural" approach, which offers a new overall interpretation; the economic, military, and intelligence "dimensions" of British foreign policy in the 1930s; and the breaking down of traditional stereotypes of the roles of Chamberlain and Churchill.
Abstract: Historical research since the opening of the British archives in the late 1960s has brought about a substantial revision of the image of appeasement that had generally been accepted after World War II. Yet the traditional image has scarcely been questioned in contemporary writing on international relations. This article examines some of the central themes in recent studies relating to appeasement: the “structural” approach, which offers a new overall interpretation; the economic, military, and intelligence “dimensions” of British foreign policy in the 1930s; and the breaking down of traditional stereotypes of the roles of Chamberlain and Churchill. This reappraisal has important implications for the discipline of international relations, its view of the origins of World War II, and theories of international structural change.
01 Jan 2001
TL;DR: Theoretical Orientation. Contending Liberalisms. Neoliberalism in Practice. as mentioned in this paper The Search for Alternatives: Forces for Change, and the Search for alternatives: forces for change.
Abstract: Introduction. Theoretical Orientation. Contending Liberalisms. Liberalism in International Relations. Neoliberalism in Practice. Forces Sustaining Neoliberal Ideology. The Search for Alternatives: Forces for Change. Conclusion.
31 Jan 1966-International Journal
01 Jan 2000
TL;DR: The seeker after the truth is not one who studies the writings of the ancients and, following his natural disposition, puts his trust in them, but rather, one who suspects his faith in them and questions what he gathers from them, the one who submits to argument and demonstration, and not to the sayings of a human being whose nature is fraught with all kinds of imperfection and deformation as mentioned in this paper.
Abstract: Therefore, the seeker after the truth is not one who studies the writings of the ancients and, following his natural disposition, puts his trust in them, but rather the one who suspects his faith in them and questions what he gathers from them, the one who submits to argument and demonstration, and not to the sayings of a human being whose nature is fraught with all kinds of imperfection and de‹ciency. Thus the duty of the man who investigates the writings of scientists, if learning the truth is his goal, is to make himself the enemy of all that he reads, and, applying his mind to the core and margins of its content, attack it from every side. He should also suspect himself as he performs his critical examination of it, so that he may avoid falling into either prejudice or leniency. (Ibn al-Haytham)1
01 Dec 2004
TL;DR: The notion of knowledge in power has been studied in the context of global governance as discussed by the authors. But it has not yet been explored in the field of policing and global governance, as discussed in this paper.
Abstract: 1. Power and global governance Michael N. Barnett and Raymond Duvall 2. Power, institutions, and the production of inequality Andrew Hurrell 3. Policing and global governance Mark Laffey and Jutta Weldes 4. Power, fairness and the global economy Ethan Kapstein 5. Power politics and the institutionalization of international relations Lloyd Gruber 6. Power, nested governance, and the WTO: a comparative institutional approach Greg Shaffer 7. The power of liberal international organizations Michael N. Barnett and Martha Finnemore 8. The power of interpretive communities Ian Johnstone 9. Class powers and the politics of global governance Mark Rupert 10. Global civil society and global governmentality: or, the search for the political and the state amidst capillaries of power Ronnie Lipschutz 11. Governing the innocent? The 'civilian' in international law Helen Kinsella 12. Colonial and postcolonial global governance Himadeep Muppidi 13. Knowledge in power: the epistemic construction of global governance Emanuel Adler and Steven Bernstein.
01 Apr 1985-Law and Philosophy
01 Jan 1999
TL;DR: In this paper, the authors argue that to be useful in accounting for state action, the concept of ''the national interest'' should be reconceptualized in constructivist terms.
Abstract: While the concept of `the national interest' has long been central to theories of international politics, its analytical usefulness has also been seriously challenged. I argue that, to be useful in accounting for state action, this concept should be reconceptualized in constructivist terms. I begin with a brief discussion of the conventional, realist notion of the national interest, lodging two criticisms against it. Then, starting from Wendt's recent constructivist interventions, I provide a constructivist reconceputalization of `the national interest'. I argue that national interests are produced in the construction, through the dual mechanisms of articulation and interpellation, of representations of international politics. This process of national interest construction is illustrated with a sketch of the production of the US national interest during the so-called `Cuban missile crisis'.
05 Jul 2009
TL;DR: The authors describes the ways in which an international legal order based on'sovereign equality' has accommodated the Great Powers and regulated outlaw states since the beginning of the nineteenth-century.
Abstract: The presence of Great Powers and outlaw states is a central but under-explored feature of international society. In this book, Gerry Simpson describes the ways in which an international legal order based on 'sovereign equality' has accommodated the Great Powers and regulated outlaw states since the beginning of the nineteenth-century. In doing so, the author offers a fresh understanding of sovereignty which he terms juridical sovereignty to show how international law has managed the interplay of three languages: the languages of Great Power prerogative, the language of outlawry (or anti-pluralism) and the language of sovereign equality. The co-existence and interaction of these three languages is traced through a number of moments of institutional transformation in the global order from the Congress of Vienna to the 'war on terrorism'. Relevance to contemporary political crises involving major powers and rogue states A rare historical study of international law Historical and legal analysis of wars in Kosovo and Afghanistan