Post Tagged with: "English School"

From Cinderella to Beauty and the Beast: (De)Humanising World Society

From Cinderella to Beauty and the Beast: (De)Humanising World Society

World society as humanity is both beauty and beast; the concept thus ought to capture the complexity of ways human beings manage the very plurality of the human condition

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.

The Need for an English School Research Programme

The Need for an English School Research Programme

Until practitioners begin to define precisely what an ES research programme would look like, the School’s impact on international theory remains outside the mainstream.

Another Revolt Against the West?

Another Revolt Against the West?

A post-Iraq United States suggests a weakening of the West’s willingness to maintain dominance; and the rise of China promises the return of a general balance of power.

Reassessing ‘The Expansion of International Society’

Reassessing ‘The Expansion of International Society’

The expansion of the international society as articulated by the English School has come under increasing criticism for its putatively pronounced Eurocentric bias.

An Overview of the English School’s Engagement with Human Rights

An Overview of the English School’s Engagement with Human Rights

The English School in IR theory has an under-theorised understanding of humanity which in turn fails to explain why ‘we’ should act to save ‘them’.

World Society and English School Methods

World Society and English School Methods

Contrary to the billiard-ball metaphor of international politics, states are not just individual elements in a system. They form a ‘world society’.

Statue od Hugo de Groot before the new Church in delft, Holland

Edited Collection – System, Society and the World: Exploring the English School

This volume, now in its 2nd edition, brings together some of the most important voices on the English School to highlight the multifaceted nature of the School’s applications in IR. Edited by Robert W. Murray.

The International Community: Conceptual Insights from Law and Sociology

The International Community: Conceptual Insights from Law and Sociology

While talk would suggest that there exists some kind of unitary and durable actor called ‘international community’, it is far from clear who or what it represents.

Image by UN Photo (Joao Araujo Pinto)

The State of the Art of the English School

The English School has resisted well to criticism and calls for closure over the years, refining some of its under-specified aspects without losing its central identity

Bill Woodrow's 'Sitting On History' was purchased for the British Library by Carl Djerassi and Diane Middlebrook in 1997. It was photographed in the foyer (lobby) of the British Library. Sitting on History, with its ball and chain, refers to the book as the captor of information which we cannot escape.

Information above gleaned from information sheet available at the British Library information desk

The bust you can see top left is Sir Colin St John Wilson RA - Celia Scott, 1998 - a gift from the American Trust for the British Library

The Past Is Dead. Long Live the Past! A Manifesto for (Teaching) Social Change

Historiography becomes not only a valuable object of study, but also a crucial reminder that every present has its own version of the past.

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

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