Man, the State and War Kenneth N. Waltz
Publisher: Columbia University Press
New York: Columbia University Press. In 1959 Waltz wrote in *Man, the State, and War* about three "images" of politics: the individual, the state, the international system. Man, the State and War: A theoretical Analysis. Some of you might have seen the summer 2009 issue of International Relations; a retrospective on Man, the State, and War, by Kenneth Waltz, and its fiftieth anniversary. Perhaps Waltz's primary concern in Man, the State and War is to identify himself as a 'third image' theorist. �Asking who won a given war,” wrote Kenneth Waltz in his classic work 'Man, the State and War' is like asking who won the San Francisco earthquake”. His Columbia University doctoral dissertation was published in 1959 as Man, the State, and War. Kenneth Waltz, the most important Realist theorist of the last half-century, died Monday, a few weeks before his 89th birthday. For Waltz, malign human nature can explain individual wars but not the recurrence and persistence of war over time. In his most influential work, Man, The State, and War, which began as a dissertation at Columbia in 1950, Waltz quotes the philosopher and historian R. Liberty, Rationality and Agency in Hobbe's Leviathan. Pulitzer Prize-winning The Story of Civilization is, shockingly, currently out of print — but I would also list Kenneth Waltz whose Man, The State , And War (1959) remains one of the foundation texts of International Relations. Similarly, Kenneth Waltz taught political theory and his PhD (which became the book, Man the State and War) focused on the rich teachings of the greatest political philosophers. The levels-of-analysis issue is a fairly large one in IR and comparative politics. Man, the State, and War considers three lenses through which to approach international relations. New York: Oxford University Press.