Confessions of a Recovering Realist

Toward a Neo-Liberal Theory of International Relations

by Lee Ryan Miller



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 07/10/2004

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 208
ISBN : 9781418403409

About the Book

Realist theory has dominated the study of international relations for more than half a century. In this provocative book, Lee Ryan Miller demonstrates that each of the fundamental assumptions of realism is seriously flawed. Then he pulls together the strands of a number of phenomena that cannot be explained by realism – the development of the European Union, the phenomenon of "democratic peace," and the economic success of democratic states – to develop a liberal theory of international relations.

About the Author

Lee Ryan Miller earned a Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is the author of Democratic Efficiency: Inequality, Representation, and Public Policy Outputs in the United States and Worldwide. He currently is a Lecturer in political science at California State University, Stanislaus.