Year 2010, Volume 9, Issue 2, Pages 88 - 93 2010-06-16

Thucydides: An Author Still Relevant for the Contemporary Analysis of International Relations?

Alexandra Dobra [1]

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The present paper aims to assess the relevance of Thucydides’s study for international relations, via
focusing on his most eminent text, The Peloponnesian War. The analysis of its relevance will be done
through a tripartite structure, in which the first two parts are symmetric. In a first part, the continuities
between Thucydides’ historical account and the realist and neorealist theory of international relations
will be analysed. While in a second part, the continuities between Thucydides’ historical account and
the constructivist theory of international relations will be dealt with. Finally, in a third part a limit will
be raised, via the study of the prescriptive accuracy of The Peloponnesian War (on the grounds of new
forms of violence).


Key words: Peloponnesian war, realism, constructivism, International Relations, relevance, limit.

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Author: Alexandra Dobra

Bibtex @ { alternatives21111, journal = {Alternatives: Turkish Journal of International Relations}, issn = {2146-0809}, eissn = {1303-5525}, address = {Yalova University}, year = {2010}, volume = {9}, pages = {88 - 93}, doi = {}, title = {Thucydides: An Author Still Relevant for the Contemporary Analysis of International Relations?}, key = {cite}, author = {Dobra, Alexandra} }
APA Dobra, A . (2010). Thucydides: An Author Still Relevant for the Contemporary Analysis of International Relations?. Alternatives: Turkish Journal of International Relations, 9 (2), 88-93. Retrieved from http://dergipark.org.tr/alternatives/issue/1697/21111
MLA Dobra, A . "Thucydides: An Author Still Relevant for the Contemporary Analysis of International Relations?". Alternatives: Turkish Journal of International Relations 9 (2010): 88-93 <http://dergipark.org.tr/alternatives/issue/1697/21111>
Chicago Dobra, A . "Thucydides: An Author Still Relevant for the Contemporary Analysis of International Relations?". Alternatives: Turkish Journal of International Relations 9 (2010): 88-93
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ISNAD Dobra, Alexandra . "Thucydides: An Author Still Relevant for the Contemporary Analysis of International Relations?". Alternatives: Turkish Journal of International Relations 9 / 2 (June 2010): 88-93.