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1 * I gratefully acknowledge the help and comments on an early draft of this paper by Mark Zacher and Daniel Wolfish. 1 The primacy of intellectual discourse over context as explanation for the development of a field is argued by Brian C. Schmidt, ‘The Historiography of Academic International Relations’, Review of International Studies, 20 (October 1994), pp. 349–67. For the argument that theoretical renderings in the field are formed by both ideology and diplomatic context, see Torbjørn L. Knutsen, A History of International Relations Theory, 2nd edn (Manchester: University of Manchester Press, 1997), esp.
Writings in the inter-war period ranged from the class-based analyses of the states-system of Brailsford, Palme-Dutt, and Laski, to the power-political analyses of Spykman and Schuman; from the Christian pessimism of Niebuhr and Voigt, to the humanistic pacifism of Russell and Huxley; from the ‘peace through law’ approach of Noel-Baker and Lauterpacht, to the ‘peace through prosperity’ approach of Keynes and Hobson. It is true that the great majority of writers on international issues during the inter-war period worked 35 36 Carr, Twenty Years’ Crisis, pp.
Apparently—given the numerous criticisms of Waltz—most analysts want to know or understand more than just these questions, important as they are. The influence of the Cold War was not revealed directly in conceptualizations of an international system, but rather in identifying key variables that explained variation in the incidence of crises and wars. 9 Both of these analyses reflected a not very well concealed enthusiasm for American Cold War policies. On the other hand, these debates can also be seen as a continuation of an old discourse on the balance of power that goes back to the eighteenth century.