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Book/Printed Material American power and international theory at the Council on Foreign Relations, 1953-54

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Title

  • American power and international theory at the Council on Foreign Relations, 1953-54

Summary

  • "Between December 1953 and June 1954, the elite think-tank the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) joined prominent figures in International Relations, including Pennsylvania's Robert Strausz-Hupé, Yale's Arnold Wolfers, the Rockefeller Foundation's William Thompson, government adviser Dorothy Fosdick, and nuclear strategist William Kaufmann. They spent seven meetings assessing approaches to world politics-from the "realist" theory of Hans Morgenthau to theories of imperialism of Karl Marx and V.I. Lenin-to discern basic elements of a theory of international relations. The study group's materials are an indispensable window to the development of IR theory, illuminating the seeds of the theory-practice nexus in Cold War U.S. foreign policy. Historians of International Relations recently revised the standard narrative of the field's origins, showing that IR witnessed a sharp turn to theoretical consideration of international politics beginning around 1950, and remained preoccupied with theory. Taking place in 1953-54, the CFR study group represents a vital snapshot of this shift. This book situates the CFR study group in its historical and historiographical contexts, and offers a biographical analysis of the participants. It includes seven preparatory papers on diverse theoretical approaches, penned by former Berkeley political scientist George A. Lipsky, followed by the digest of discussions from the study group meetings. American Power and International Theory at the Council on Foreign Relations, 1953-54 offers new insights into the early development of IR as well as the thinking of prominent elites in the early years of the Cold War"-- Provided by publisher.

Names

  • Study Group on the Theory of International Relations, author.
  • McCourt, David M., editor.

Created / Published

  • Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, 2020.

Headings

  • -  Council on Foreign Relations
  • -  Study Group on the Theory of International Relations
  • -  Cold War
  • -  International relations--Philosophy
  • -  Meetings--United States--History--20th century
  • -  United States--Foreign relations--Philosophy
  • -  United States--Foreign relations--1953-1961

Notes

  • -  Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • -  Description based on print version record.

Medium

  • 1 online resource

Call Number/Physical Location

  • JZ27.C6

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Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2019045928

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  • Unrestricted online access

Online Format

  • image
  • epub

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Study Group On The Theory Of International Relations, Author. American power and international theory at the Council on Foreign Relations, -54. editeds by Mccourt, David M Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2020. Image. https://www.loc.gov/item/2019045928/.

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Study Group On The Theory Of International Relations, A., McCourt, D. M., ed. (2020) American power and international theory at the Council on Foreign Relations, -54. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press. [Image] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2019045928/.

MLA citation style:

Study Group On The Theory Of International Relations, Author. American power and international theory at the Council on Foreign Relations, -54. ed by Mccourt, David M Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2020. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2019045928/>.