Conclusion: Continuity and innovation in international relations theory

G. John Ikenberry, Michael W. Doyle

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Another type of international change involves shifts in the character of states. Whereas Gilpin’s “systems” change refers to transformations in the types of unit-such as change from empire to nation-state-the focus here is on long-term change in the nature of states themselves: absolutist states, constitutional monarchies, fascist states, liberal-democratic, late-industrial.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNew Thinking in International Relations Theory
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9780429967238
ISBN (Print)9780813399669
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Social Sciences


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