International Society

Interview – Tristen Naylor

E-International Relations • Dec 23 2019 • Features

Tristen Naylor considers the English School research agenda, his theory of ‘international social closure’, global governance, and fieldwork at the G20 and G7.

Review – Social Closure and International Society

Petros Petrikkos • Sep 19 2019 • Features

Naylor’s framework analyses how state and non-state actors compete for status within international society by focusing on social division, stratification and closure.

Political (In)Security in the Middle East

Yannis Stivachtis • Apr 15 2019 • Articles

Weak states are problematic because their internal politics are often violent, and their domestic insecurity often spills over to disrupt the security of neighbouring states.

Developing Countries and UN Peacebuilding: Opportunities and Challenges

Ricardo Oliveira dos Santos • Feb 25 2019 • Articles

We must ask questions about how to reform historically rooted principles, norms, expectations, and understandings about how to achieve a sustainable peace in the international society.

The English School World Society Debate: A Forum Article

Edited by A.C.McKeil and Yannis Stivatchis • Mar 16 2018 • Articles

The political world beyond society of states plays a significant role in world politics and as such world society remains squarely on the agenda of the English School.

The Beginning(s) and End(s) of the International Order

Glenda Sluga • May 22 2017 • Articles

As statesmen turn to ad hoc foreign policy by tweet it may be time to resuscitate the importance of “international society” as a means and ends of international order.

Great Power Management: English School Meets Governmentality?

Alexander Astrov • Feb 25 2016 • Articles

Various non-governmental agencies are identifying the sins of the world while leaving to the states the managerial task of actually addressing the problems.

The English School and Humanitarian Intervention

Tim Dunne • Feb 17 2016 • Articles

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

Tom Keating • Feb 17 2016 • Articles

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

Shifting Gears: From Global to Regional

Yannis Stivachtis • Feb 6 2016 • Articles

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

Matthew Weinert • Feb 4 2016 • Articles

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

Civilisations and International Society

Andrew Linklater • Feb 2 2016 • Articles

The most powerful societies have not come under sustained pressure to construct an international society that does justice to different cultures or civilisations.

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