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A reappraisal of classical and contemporary conflict management conceptual approaches within the purview of shifting theoretical paradigmatic developments in International Relations theory in the Twenty First century

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dc.contributor.author Kamidigo, Obed
dc.date.accessioned 2020-01-24T13:40:05Z
dc.date.available 2020-01-24T13:40:05Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.uri http://erepo.usiu.ac.ke/11732/5291
dc.description A Graduate International Relations Thesis Presented to the School of Arts and Sciences in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirement for the Master�s Degree in International Relations en_US
dc.description.abstract The theoretical conceptual space within which the narrative of this thesis is located is the contemporary twenty first century post-modern theoretical conceptual academic debate in international relations studies between Reflexivists and Rationalists. The research is essentially a contentious contemporary academic theoretical war between reflexivists and rationalists that ensued from the redundancy of the third debate � the inter-paradigm debate in international relations studies. Specifically, the study is conceptually grounded in the most Kantian phase of contemporary postmodern reflexivism in international relations studies. Accordingly therefore, the reader will find much of its discourse to be conceptually and academically at war with the contemporary determinist � positivist conspiracy in the form of a synthesis between neo-realism and neo-liberalism. These latter two are `neo' by virtue of co-opting and integrating on their classical coats, scientific methods and approaches (positivism) under the auspices of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries' behavioural revolution. Once it was discovered that over-reliance on this realist-rationalist-positivist merger or axis as the sole plausible means to discovering knowledge in international relations theory was proving inadequate and unable to solely prescribe universal solutions to the discipline's myriad conceptual problems in terms of providing illuminating conceptual definitions and descriptions about what really constituted the 'international' through its regular discourse culminating in widespread intellectual disillusionment, a clamorous recourse was made in search of new theoretical conceptual directions, openings and alternatives in pluralism, reflexivity and more belatedly, transcendentalism. It is primarily within this specific postmodern theoretical conceptual battle space that the study has proceeded. The study is a blatant search for other plausibly viable conceptual options and alternatives for the resolution of recurring salient contemporary international issues short of hostilities. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher United States International University - Africa en_US
dc.subject Conflict management conceptual approaches en_US
dc.title A reappraisal of classical and contemporary conflict management conceptual approaches within the purview of shifting theoretical paradigmatic developments in International Relations theory in the Twenty First century en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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