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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.

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.

Image by Elvert Barnes

Global Justice: An Exegesis of Contemporary Theories

The lack of consensus on global justice is a microcosm of schisms present in international relations perspectives.

Crude Thinking — 7 Ways of Dealing with the Complex in IR

Crude Thinking — 7 Ways of Dealing with the Complex in IR

Complexity and chaos theory have been associated with modeling and literary fancy, but the suggestions explored here are based on the ethos of rugged practitioners.

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’.

The State of the Art of the English School

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.

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.

A Critical Review of the Concept of Middle Power

A Critical Review of the Concept of Middle Power

Existing trends of middle power study are limited due to a tendency towards liberalist criteria and a lack of considerations of interactions with other entities.

An IR for the Global South or a Global IR?

An IR for the Global South or a Global IR?

IR textbooks are stubbornly Westphalic, and with limited exceptions merely pay lip-service to non-Western histories, voices and perspectives.

Review – International Relations Theory: Failure or Promise?

Review – International Relations Theory: Failure or Promise?

“Special Issue of The End of International Relations Theory?” in the EJIR underpins the core idea that a redefinition of IR’s conceptual tools and frameworks is needed.

Review – Religion and the Realist Tradition

Review – Religion and the Realist Tradition

While assessing how realism addresses religious issues in world politics, this collection also explores the role of religion in the intellectual development of IR theory.

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