Norms in international relations: some theoretical and methodological reflections
Publikation/Tidskrift/Serie: Cambridge Review of International Affairs
Förlag: Routledge, part of the Taylor & Francis Group
Acknowledging the social constructivist turn in the study of norms, this article offers to demonstrate that the notion of norms is useful as an analytical tool and likely to become a lasting element in international relations theory. Ideational causality and the independent explanatory power of norms are methodological issues that have been debated widely. Despite arguing that norms matter, social constructivism has problems making a successful case for the independent influence of norms. This article explores social constructivism as an approach to understanding international norms and their origins.
- Law and Political Science
- Idéanalys och normativ politisk teori
- Internationell politik
- ISSN: 0955-7571