A collection of resources introducing, and exploring, the English School of International Relations.
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Various non-governmental agencies are identifying the sins of the world while leaving to the states the managerial task of actually addressing the problems.
Pragmatic humanitarian intervention is an attempt to ensure that R2P is aligned with a traditional pluralist conception of how key international institutions work.
One of the distinguishing characteristics of international society is its attention to a plurality of states operating within a mutually recognised society.
Does it still make sense to speak of a global international society? And what methodological challenges does this pose to the English School?
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
The most powerful societies have not come under sustained pressure to construct an international society that does justice to different cultures or civilisations.
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.
The expansion of the international society as articulated by the English School has come under increasing criticism for its putatively pronounced Eurocentric bias.
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’.
Contrary to the billiard-ball metaphor of international politics, states are not just individual elements in a system. They form a ‘world society’.
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.