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Why Don’t We Have Coherent Theories of International Relations About Globalization?

Why Don’t We Have Coherent Theories of International Relations About Globalization? Global Governance 22 (2016), 189–208 Why Don’t We Have Coherent Theories of International Relations About Globalization? Arie M. Kacowicz and Mor Mitrani This article offers a systematic and critical attempt to consider the question of why the discipline of international relations is at something of a loss to deal with the concept of globalization at a theoretical level. The article discusses this theoretical deficit by raising the following questions: How should we cope with globalization from an IR perspective? Why don’t we have coherent theories of IR about globalization? What should we do about that? We argue that although there is a theoretical need to theo- rize globalization in the framework of conventional IR theories, there are serious impediments that preclude us from developing coherent IR theo- ries about globalization, mainly due to the inherent incompatibility be- tween the features of conventional IR theories and the concept and realities of globalization. Keywords: globalization; global governance; In- ternational Relations theories. GLOBALIZATION HAS BECOME ONE OF THE BUZZWORDS OF THE NEW MIL- lennium in both academic and popular discourses. Although public refer- ences to globalization have become increasingly common over the past two decades, there are long and unresolved debates about http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Organizations Brill

Why Don’t We Have Coherent Theories of International Relations About Globalization?

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Brill
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Copyright © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
ISSN
1075-2846
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1942-6720
DOI
10.1163/19426720-02202002
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Abstract

Global Governance 22 (2016), 189–208 Why Don’t We Have Coherent Theories of International Relations About Globalization? Arie M. Kacowicz and Mor Mitrani This article offers a systematic and critical attempt to consider the question of why the discipline of international relations is at something of a loss to deal with the concept of globalization at a theoretical level. The article discusses this theoretical deficit by raising the following questions: How should we cope with globalization from an IR perspective? Why don’t we have coherent theories of IR about globalization? What should we do about that? We argue that although there is a theoretical need to theo- rize globalization in the framework of conventional IR theories, there are serious impediments that preclude us from developing coherent IR theo- ries about globalization, mainly due to the inherent incompatibility be- tween the features of conventional IR theories and the concept and realities of globalization. Keywords: globalization; global governance; In- ternational Relations theories. GLOBALIZATION HAS BECOME ONE OF THE BUZZWORDS OF THE NEW MIL- lennium in both academic and popular discourses. Although public refer- ences to globalization have become increasingly common over the past two decades, there are long and unresolved debates about

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Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International OrganizationsBrill

Published: Aug 19, 2016

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