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Liberalismus a velké teorie mezinárodních vztahů
Liberalism and Grand International Relations Theories

Author(s): Jan Karlas
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Ústav mezinárodních vztahů
Keywords: International relations; theory of international relations; liberalism; neoliberalism; institutionalism; international actors;

Summary/Abstract: Neoliberal institutionalism, developed by Robert Keohane, and liberal theory of inter-national relations elaborated by Andrew Moravcsik, nowadays represent two grand International Re-lations (IR) theories drawing on liberalism as one of the main theoretical approaches in this disci¬pline. However, Keohane conceived of neoliberal institutionalism as a synthesis of realism and liberalism and Moravcsik proceeds from a specific understanding of liberalism and defines liberal¬ism by the criteria of empirical social science. This essay examines, therefore, whether neoliberal institutionalism and liberal theory indeed in-volve and assemble together the main ideas of liberalism. The perspective applied in the essay is ba-sed on the intellectual history of liberalism and, in this way, regards the assumptions about the most fundamental actor in international relations and about the evolution of international relations as the intellectual core of liberalism

  • Issue Year: 39/2004
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 5-19
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Czech