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dc.contributor.authorHall, Ian
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-17T22:53:07Z
dc.date.available2018-01-17T22:53:07Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.issn0047-1178
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0047117817723061
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/364234
dc.description.abstractOver the past two decades, historians of international thought have markedly improved our understanding of the disciplinary history of International Relations (IR) and its wider intellectual history. During that period, ‘contextualism’ has become a leading approach in the field, as it has been for half a century in the history of political thought. This article argues that while the application of contextualism in IR has improved our understanding of its disciplinary history, its assumptions about the proper relationship between historians and theorists threaten to marginalise the history of international thought within IR. It argues that unless the inherent weaknesses in contextualism are recognised, the progress made in the field will go unrecognised by a discipline that sees little reason to engage with its history. It suggests that historians of international thought adopt an extensively modified version of contextualism that would allow them to rebuild bridges back into IR, especially IR theory.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherSage Publications
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom241
dc.relation.ispartofpageto260
dc.relation.ispartofissue3
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternational Relations
dc.relation.ispartofvolume31
dc.subject.fieldofresearchInternational Relations
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolicy and Administration
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolitical Science
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160607
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1605
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1606
dc.titleThe history of international thought and international relations theory: From context to interpretation
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Business School, School of Government and International Relations
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorHall, Ian I.


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