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Johnson, Laurie M.

Thucydides, Hobbes, and the Interpretation of Realism

CORNELL UNIVERSITY PRESS

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    Publication Date:
    2020
    Copyright year:
    2020
    To be published:
    January 2020
    ISBN
    978-1-5017-4782-3
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    Overview

    Aims and Scope

    This original book has been consistently cited by scholars of international relations who explore the roots of realism in Thucydides's history and the political philosophy of Thomas Hobbes. While acknowledging that neither thinker fits perfectly within the confines of international relations realism, Laurie M. Johnson proposes Hobbes's philosophy is more closely aligned with it than Thucydides's.

    Details

    276 pages
    CORNELL UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Language:
    English
    Keyword(s):
    Realism, Thucydides, Hobbes, International, Constructivism
    Readership:
    General/trade;

    More ...

    Laurie M. Johnson is Professor of Political Science at Kansas State University.

    Reviews

    "Johnson's book has much to offer that is useful and instructive. She raises numerous intelligent questions of interest to polticial theorists, students of international relations, and polticial scientists generally."

    "Johnson's book... sets out to break the link between Hobbes and Thucydides by orchestrating a debate between them on the topics of nature, justice and regimes."

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