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Norms in international relations: some theoretical and methodological reflections

Björkdahl, Annika LU (2002) In Cambridge Review of International Affairs 15(1). p.9-23
Abstract
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.
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Idéanalys och normativ politisk teori, Internationell politik
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Cambridge Review of International Affairs
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15
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9 - 23
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Taylor & Francis
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0955-7571
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10.1080/09557570220126216
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English
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  keyword      = {Idéanalys och normativ politisk teori,Internationell politik},
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  series       = {Cambridge Review of International Affairs},
  title        = {Norms in international relations: some theoretical and methodological reflections},
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  volume       = {15},
  year         = {2002},
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