Author profile: Andrew Linklater

Andrew Linklater is the Woodrow Wilson Professor of International Politics at Aberystwyth University in the UK. His most recent book is The Problem of Harm in World Politics: Theoretical Investigations (Cambridge University Press, 2011). The sequel, Violence and Civilization in the Western States-Systems will be published by Cambridge University Press in 2016.

Civilisations and International Society

Civilisations and International Society

The most powerful societies have not come under sustained pressure to construct an international society that does justice to different cultures or civilisations.

Civilizations and International Society

Civilizations and International Society

The idea of civilization may have lost its importance, but understanding different civilizing processes is critical for promoting respect and trust between the diverse peoples of today’s international society.

Review – Theorising Medieval Geopolitics

Review – Theorising Medieval Geopolitics

The medieval era is largely-neglected in IR. Latham’s innovative study stimulates large questions about the relationship between the medieval and modern international orders.

Norbert Elias, Process Sociology and International Relations

Norbert Elias, Process Sociology and International Relations

The influence of social theory on the study of IR has been profound in recent years. Norbert Elias was unusual amongst sociologists of his generation in placing IR at the centre of sociological analysis.

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