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2006 - International Studies Association Pages: 20 pages || Words: 11246 words || 
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1. Little, Richard. "Hans J. Morgenthau?s Conception of the Balance of Power" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Studies Association, Town & Country Resort and Convention Center, San Diego, California, USA, Mar 22, 2006 <Not Available>. 2019-11-19 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p100822_index.html>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Abstract: Although Morgenthau is regularly identified as the father of modern realism, and the precusor of neoclassical realism, there have been few systematic attempts to unpack the theory of international politics that is embedded in his central text - Politics Among Nations. The more prevalent tendency has been for analysts to ransack his writings looking for quotations that confirm their particular take on his approach to international politics. Such a strategy never proves to be convincing, however, because Morgenthau?s assessment of international politics is both complex and ambiguous. As a consequence, it is very difficult to pigeon hole him. The aim of this paper is to provide a sympathetic reading of Politics Among Nations that attempts to overcome the confusion and inconsistency that is frequently associated with Morgenthau's approach. To this end, two main moves are made. First, I approach the text from the perspective of the balance of power ? identified as the central concept in his theory. Second, I try to demonstrate that Morgenthau?s approach to the balance of power is more pluralistic than is generally recognised - conflating two distinctively different dynamic processes. One associates the balance of power with the unintended outcome of Great Powers engaged in a drive for hegemony. The other dynamic is associated with a complex set of social, ideational and material factors that ameliorate the effects of the first dynamic and assist the Great Powers in maintaining an equilibrium that promotes their collective security and common interests. In practice, Morgenthau makes no explicit attempt to distinguish these two dynamics, and so it needs to be acknowledged that this is a reading that is being imposed on his text. It is argued, however, that some of the incoherence and confusion that has been associated with Morgenthau?s approach to international politics can be reduced by making the two dynamics explicit. Moreover, it also becomes easier to see why Morgenthau argues that there have been two fundamental transformation points in the development of international politics over the past five hundred years ? an assessment that shares some common ground with contemporary constructivist theorists.

2011 - International Studies Association Annual Conference "Global Governance: Political Authority in Transition" Words: 196 words || 
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2. Solomon, Ty. "Hans Morgenthau on Love and Power" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Studies Association Annual Conference "Global Governance: Political Authority in Transition", Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel, MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA, Mar 16, 2011 <Not Available>. 2019-11-19 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p501008_index.html>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Abstract: International Relations (IR) has seen renewed interest in the insights of Hans Morgenthau which had long been obscured by neorealism. This new "reflexive realism," however, far from exhausts the range of Morgenthau's thinking about politics. In the 1960s Morgenthau lamented the inability of modern thinking to recognize the connections between power and love, which he argued was symptomatic of the inability to fully understand either one. For Morgenthau, both power and love were rooted in the need to overcome the loneliness of the human condition. Through pursuits of both power and love people seek, through others, to avoid the self's insufficiency. Yet, these pursuits are mutually subversive. The frustration of love blends into the imposition of power, and the pursuit of power is ultimately an extension of the search for love. In exploring these issues this paper substantially contributes to three major literatures in IR. First, Morgenthau's theories offer perhaps an unlikely, but no less profound, contribution to the burgeoning emotions literature in IR. Second, it offers new perspectives on the resurgence of historical interest in Morgenthau and classical realism. Finally, it builds upon recent discussions of power to suggest new perspectives on its emotional dimensions.

2012 - BISA-ISA JOINT INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE "DIVERSITY IN THE DISCIPLINE: TENSION OR OPPORTUNITY IN RESPONDING TO GLOBAL" Words: unavailable || 
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3. Reichwein, Alexander. "Morgenthau, 'False' US Foreign Policy, and the Normative Dimension in Realism" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the BISA-ISA JOINT INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE "DIVERSITY IN THE DISCIPLINE: TENSION OR OPPORTUNITY IN RESPONDING TO GLOBAL", Old Town district of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Scotland UK, Jun 20, 2012 <Not Available>. 2019-11-19 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p599473_index.html>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript

2008 - ISA's 49th ANNUAL CONVENTION, BRIDGING MULTIPLE DIVIDES Pages: 29 pages || Words: 13030 words || 
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4. Reichwein, Alexander. "Morgenthau Reconsidered: The Origin and Meaning of Morality in Political Realism" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the ISA's 49th ANNUAL CONVENTION, BRIDGING MULTIPLE DIVIDES, Hilton San Francisco, SAN FRANCISCO, CA, USA, Mar 26, 2008 Online <APPLICATION/PDF>. 2019-11-19 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p253414_index.html>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Abstract: Hans J. Morgenthau, the founder and great thinker of Political Realism in the Discipline of IR, was also one of the most prominent critics of U.S. Foreign Policy. His critique was based upon diverse arguments, including moral objections against the Vietnam War. My thesis is that there is a normative bias of Morgenthau’s Political Realism as a theory of Foreign Policy. This normative reading allows for a realist critique of the contemporary neoconservative agenda in U.S. Foreign Policy, aiming for an ideological Wilsonian approach of democracy promotion and nation-building in the Middle East but missing the moral principles of sovereignty, national self-determination, and humanitarian law of war. Although Morgenthau’s realist successors like Mearsheimer and Walt argue against U.S. Foreign Policy after 11/9 and against the Iraq War and refer to his examination of the Vietnam War, they forget the normative dimension of his critique. My further argument is that the normative dimension of a realist perspective offers an understanding not only of the strategic but also of the ethical shortfalls of the so-called Bush Doctrine or Crusade for Freedom, putting prestige, legitimacy, and credibility of the United States in the world at stake. In this paper, I will present such a realist critique according to Morgenthau which takes the tension between power and morality into account. This approach I call ethical realism.

2008 - ISA's 49th ANNUAL CONVENTION, BRIDGING MULTIPLE DIVIDES Words: 204 words || 
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5. Scheuerman, William. "Was Morgenthau a Realist? Revisiting Scientific Man vs. Power Politics" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the ISA's 49th ANNUAL CONVENTION, BRIDGING MULTIPLE DIVIDES, Hilton San Francisco, SAN FRANCISCO, CA, USA, Mar 26, 2008 <Not Available>. 2019-11-19 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p253415_index.html>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Abstract: Michael Doyle is only the most astute of recent critical commentators on the work of Hans J. Morgenthau to claim that "Morgenthau finds moral considerations unfit for the necessities that characterize politics, particularly international politics" (Ways of War and Peace, p. 106). Unfortunately, this commonplace interpretation of Morgenthau --according to which he gets pigeonholed as a "classical realist" --distorts the nuances of his complex and oftentimes tension-ridden ideas about the intersection between politics and morality. The proposed paper uses Morgenthau's POWER POLITICS VS. SCIENTIFIC MAN (1946) as a starting point for challenging conventional readings of Morgenthau's political ethics, underscoring the many reasons Morgenthau himself resisted the label "realist" as an accurate way to describe his work. The dominant reading of Morgenthau not only obscures the nuances of his political ethics, in which moral reasoning plays a significant role, but it conveniently downplays numerous ways in which Morgenthau's legacy presents a powerful challenge to contemporary Realist theory, which too often drops the profound moral concerns which motivated Morgenthau's thinking. In particular, Morgenthau's understanding of the growing dangers of interstate warfare --and especially the possibility of nuclear war-- gave his theory a deeeply moral tenor arguably lacking from the ideas of many of his theoretical offspring.

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