Author profile: Yannis Stivachtis

Yannis A. Stivachtis is Associate Professor of Political Science at Virginia Tech. His research interests include the evolution of international society, the study of regional international society, conditionality and international order, international society and the civilizing process, and European international society and global order. His current professional service includes: Head of the English School section (ENGSS) of the International Studies Association (ISA) and Director of the Social Sciences Research Division of the Athens Institute of Education and Research (ATINER). He is the editor of the Athens Journal of Social Sciences and co-editor of the Critical European Studies book series published by Routledge/Taylor & Francis. His most recent publications include: Interrogating Regional International Societies, Questioning Global International Society (editor, Global Discourse 2015); Europe after Enlargement (co-editor, London: Routledge 2014); Europe and the World: The English School Meets Post-colonialism (editor, Review of European Studies 2012); The European Union and Peacebuilding (co-editor, Review of European Studies, 2013).

Shifting Gears: From Global to Regional

Shifting Gears: From Global to Regional

Does it still make sense to speak of a global international society? And what methodological challenges does this pose to the English School?

Civilizations and Global Hierarchies: An English School Approach

Civilizations and Global Hierarchies: An English School Approach

The concept of ‘civilization’ differentiates, evaluates, includes, and excludes. In doing so, the civilization discourse creates global hierarchies.

Review – An Introduction to the English School of International Relations

Review – An Introduction to the English School of International Relations

Buzan’s seminal work on the English School offers a stimulating introduction for all students and scholars of IR and highlights the need for further research

Review – The Global Obama: Crossroads of Leadership in the 21st  Century

Review – The Global Obama: Crossroads of Leadership in the 21st Century

Unique, precise, innovative and non-pretentious language make this book by Sharma and Gielen a recommended read for practitioners, scholars and the layperson alike.

The English School and the Study of Sub-global International Societies

The English School and the Study of Sub-global International Societies

As the standard of civilization has fallen into disrepute, other standards have taken its place. Of particular importance is democracy, which encompasses human rights and the rule of law.

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