Reconstructing the discipline: Scholars as agents

Vendulka Kubálková

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This conclusion presents some closing thoughts on concepts discussed in preceding chapters of this book. The book shows that constructivism does not refer to instances of states signing international agreements, joining an international organization, or observing rules of a particular international regime. Constructivism, in this book, refers to a universal human experience of living in both smaller and larger social contexts. Rules constituting a society define the conditions under which individuals, institutions, or associations can intervene in the affairs of society. For that purpose, the educational system is established and charged with the analysis and codification of rules and norms, and with their legitimization, justification, elucidation, and explication. The natural sciences work with the global perspective in mind, particularly those sciences that address environmental degradation or the Information Age-by definition global in scope. Many academic fields, social sciences as well as natural sciences, are now adding global concerns to their agenda.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Relations in a Constructed World
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781317467427
ISBN (Print)0765602989, 9780765602985
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)


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