Until the practitioners of the English School begin to define precisely what an ES research program would look like, the School’s impact on international theory remains outside the mainstream.
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World society never attracted as much attention as its sister concept, international society, which has served in the classical English School tradition as the via media between realism and revolutionism.
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.
The question we must ask ourselves is whether the complexity of considerations excuses inaction when confronted with situations of severe human rights violations.
It would be disingenuous to prescribe an IR theory with Chinese characteristics. At most, it is possible to say what a cross-cultural theoretical encounter might require.
To enter European international society, a ‘standard’ of civilization had to be met, despite the fact that European states could not meet every aspect of this standard, in the evolving international society.