International 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.

Another Revolt Against the West?

Jason Ralph • Jan 30 2016 • Articles
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.

Reassessing ‘The Expansion of International Society’

Richard Little • Jan 28 2016 • Articles
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

Adrian Gallagher • Jan 24 2016 • Articles
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

Cornelia Navari • Jan 17 2016 • Articles
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

Filippo Costa Buranelli • Jan 12 2016 • Articles
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.

An Introduction to the English School of International Relations

Robert W. Murray • Jan 5 2016 • Articles
Due to its pluralistic model, the English School represents a coherent and advantageous method for achieving a broad and complex understanding of international political issues.

Edited Collection – System, Society and the World: Exploring the English School

E-International Relations • Dec 5 2015 • Features
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.

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