Author profile: Ian Hall

Ian Hall is Professor of International Relations at Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia. He is the author of The International Thought of Martin Wight (Palgrave, 2006) and Dilemmas of Decline: British Intellectuals and World Politics, 1945–1975 (University of California Press, 2012). He has published in various journals, including the European Journal of International Relations, International Affairs, and the Review of International Studies.

Clashing Civilizations: A Toynbeean Response to Huntington

Ian Hall • Apr 18 2018 • Articles
Toynbee draws attention away from Huntington’s account, pointing to the role played by political actors in borrowing, appropriating, and manipulating ‘foreign’ concepts.

Interpreting Diplomacy: The Approach of the Early English School

Ian Hall • Feb 14 2016 • Articles
Abandoning interpretivism has paid dividends for the English School. Yet, it continues to be dogged by criticism that it is complacent when it comes to matters of method.

Kenneth Waltz: The Man Who Saved Realism

Ian Hall • Jun 24 2013 • Articles
When Kenneth Waltz passed away International Relations lost one of its finest theorists. But, Waltz’s greatest legacy to IR was his revival – indeed, his resurrection – of realism.

Taming the Anarchical Society

Ian Hall • Jul 5 2012 • Articles
We should see The Anarchical Society as a book more important for what it says about Western anxieties in the latter half of the 1970s than for what it might offer latter-day theorists.

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