This book takes radical aim at the conventional conduct of
international relations analysis. It reexamines the role of ideas,
the usefulness of psychoanalysis, the rage for and at rational
choice, the influence of the public on foreign policy,
counterinsurgency evangelism, and development orthodoxies at the
national and genetic levels. Drawing a bead on conceptual blind
spots prevalent both inside and outside the academy, the book urges
scholars to... more...