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The English School and Humanitarian Intervention

The English School and Humanitarian Intervention

Pragmatic humanitarian intervention is an attempt to ensure that R2P is aligned with a traditional pluralist conception of how key international institutions work.

Pluralism and International Society

Pluralism and International Society

One of the distinguishing characteristics of international society is its attention to a plurality of states operating within a mutually recognised society.

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.

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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.

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