Post Tagged with: "English School"

The English School, Post-Western IR, and Beyond

The English School, Post-Western IR, and Beyond

The globalization of the English School is currently taking place as non-Western theories develop. It will be interesting to see how this evolves and whether it leads to a post-Western world society.

The English School as Global Crossroads: From Methodological Eclecticism to Cultural Pluralism

The English School as Global Crossroads: From Methodological Eclecticism to Cultural Pluralism

The English School exists where positivists and post-positivists often fear to tread: at the intersections between power, law and idea(l)s, order and justice, humanity and community, history and the present.

Lost in Translation? Importing the English School to America

Lost in Translation? Importing the English School to America

Robert Murray’s edited collection ‘System, Society and the World’ illustrates the value of a pluralist approach under the umbrella of English School research.

Regional International Societies, the Polysemy of Institutions and  Global International Society

Regional International Societies, the Polysemy of Institutions and Global International Society

The regional agenda of the English School has so far neglected the polysemy of institutions within international society, which in turn relies on a distinction between norms and rules.

The Need for an English School Research Program

The Need for an English School Research Program

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.

Great Power Management: English School Meets Governmentality?

Great Power Management: English School Meets Governmentality?

Whilst there is hardly any doubt as to the existence of four of the five major institutions of international society identified by Hedley Bull, this is not the case with the fifth institution: great power management.

World Society as Humankind

World Society as Humankind

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.

Another Revolt Against the West?

Another Revolt Against the West?

Hedley Bull once described what he called “the revolt against the West”. When looking at the contemporary international society, it seems that Bull’s narrative still has relevance today.

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.

Moral Responsibility in International Relations: the US Response to Rwanda

Moral Responsibility in International Relations: the US Response to Rwanda

The question we must ask ourselves is whether the complexity of considerations excuses inaction when confronted with situations of severe human rights violations.

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

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

Looking at the world today, it is evident that although the English School does not explain everything, it does provide a fruitful framework for analysing the hope and tragedy of international society.

Translation and Interpretation: The English School and IR Theory in China

Translation and Interpretation: The English School and IR Theory in China

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.

Reassessing the Expansion of the International Society

Reassessing the Expansion of the International Society

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.

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