Author profile: Ian Hall

Ian Hall is Professor of International Relations at Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia. He is the author of The International Thought of Martin Wight (Palgrave, 2006) and Dilemmas of Decline: British Intellectuals and World Politics, 1945–1975 (University of California Press, 2012).

Interpreting Diplomacy: The Approach of the Early English School

Interpreting Diplomacy: The Approach of the Early English School

Abandoning interpretivism has paid dividends for the English School. Yet, it continues to be dogged by criticism that it is complacent when it comes to matters of method.

Kenneth Waltz: The Man Who Saved Realism

Kenneth Waltz: The Man Who Saved Realism

When Kenneth Waltz passed away International Relations lost one of its finest theorists. But, Waltz’s greatest legacy to IR was his revival – indeed, his resurrection – of realism.

Taming the Anarchical Society

Taming the Anarchical Society

We should see The Anarchical Society as a book more important for what it says about Western anxieties in the latter half of the 1970s than for what it might offer latter-day theorists.

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