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The State of International History

The State of International History

How can the intellective problem, and the fracturing of the diplomatic history field, be dealt with? We want to live in a scholarly community, where a body of thought which we can all contribute to develops.

The ‘Clash of Civilizations’ Faces Evidence-based Perusal

The ‘Clash of Civilizations’ Faces Evidence-based Perusal

While Samuel Huntington’s thesis continues to be influential, the fragilities of the civilization construct within it are exposed when measured against the realities of the last twenty years in Asia.

Phronesis, Ethics and Realism

Phronesis, Ethics and Realism

Realist accounts of phronesis are misguided. Phronesis is not just prudence in the sense of a reasoned recognition of the limits of what can be done, but also an ethical virtue that involves reflection on means and ends.

Academic Territory and the Limits of IR

Academic Territory and the Limits of IR

It is often said that IR has become a complex and diverse field of study. With this expansion has come unclear limits as to what does, or does not, fall within the parameters of the field.

The IR Theory Game

The IR Theory Game

Students usually find theory the part of courses they enjoy least. The challenge, then, is to make theory accessible, to give the students something to do, rather than just something to listen to.

The Enduring Relevance of International Regimes

The Enduring Relevance of International Regimes

Theorizing about international regimes from multiple angles has provided enduring and fruitful insights into world politics and the origins and effects of international cooperation.

The Enduring Importance of Hobbes in the Study of IR

The Enduring Importance of Hobbes in the Study of IR

Complex rationality, as demonstrated in Hobbes’ tale of the fool, opens up possibilities for synthesizing three IR paradigms. This more cosmopolitan vision might inspire a new paradigm: cosmopolitik.

International Regimes and the Just War Tradition

International Regimes and the Just War Tradition

Conceiving of the just war tradition as a security regime may offer insights that scholars could find interesting, particularly from Grotian, social constructivist, and critical theory perspectives.

International Regimes as Concept

International Regimes as Concept

Though “regime theory” is a misleading term, in a world where there is no centralized political authority, the concept of an international regime remains useful enough to be kept in the analytical toolkit.

Phronesis and Foreign Policy in Theory and Practice

Phronesis and Foreign Policy in Theory and Practice

Phronēsis is not of the academy, but of the political world. The key question, is not how IR scholars can “produce” phronēsis but how we can—alongside other international political knowledge producers—help foster it.

Long Cycles and International Regimes

Long Cycles and International Regimes

Long cycle theory and international regime theory are mutually compatible and mutually supportive. In 100 years we may have passed far enough to achieve a global order anchored in a community of democracies.

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