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Technological Ambivalence and International Relations

Technological Ambivalence and International Relations

Technology is linked to many key phenomena of international relations. Yet it has only recently been effectively incorporated into the study of IR.

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

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

IR theory in the West has become parochial and stale. Therefore, it may need Chinese scholarship at least as much as the reverse is true.

Pluralism, the English School and the Challenge of Normative Theory

Pluralism, the English School and the Challenge of Normative Theory

English School pluralism does not deserve its current reputation as a statist, conservative and declining facet of the English School project.

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?

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

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.

The World(s) of IR: continental perspectives

The World(s) of IR: continental perspectives

The case of continental Europe is special in several ways and contains several intriguing paradoxes. It is a continent that has produced some of the most prominent contemporary social theorists – e.g. Jürgen Habermas, Pierre Bourdieu and Niklas Luhmann – but the insights of their social theory has not really been ‘translated’ into IR theory in any comprehensive or structured fashion.

What the Philosophy of Science is Not Good For

What the Philosophy of Science is Not Good For

The field of IR has been concerned about its scientific status for decades. This concern has led to a number of efforts to make the field “truly scientific” by adopting one or another philosophical and methodological stance: behaviorism in the 1950s, neopositivism in the 1970s and 1980s, and critical realism in the 1990s.

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