Creating Legitimacy in a Pluralist World Order

Terry Macdonald • Sep 5 2021 • Articles

A pluralist vision of creative legitimation sets a large and ambitious theoretical agenda for a post-Westphalian global order that has been gestating for a century or more.

Review – Pluralist Democracy in International Relations

Felix Rösch • May 16 2021 • Features

Holthaus explores the work of three British thinkers, Hobhouse, Cole, and Mitrany, and highlights their relevance to today’s democracies.

A Rationale for Pluralism: The Rural, Remote Peasant

Patricia Sohn • Feb 15 2019 • Articles

Policies that force people to choose between homogenization, fracture, or exclusion are rarely viable. Pluralism (institutional, cultural, social, and economic) offers extended periods of peace.

Introducing the English School in International Relations Theory

Yannis Stivachtis • Feb 23 2018 • Articles

The English school offers insights into the potential of stabilising international society by embedding ideas not just in the minds of political and economic elites but also in the minds of ordinary citizens.

Review – Reconstructing Human Rights

Davide Orsi • Nov 26 2017 • Features

This remarkable and innovative book offers an original understanding of human rights and contributes to the reflection on the nature and role of political theory.

Symbolic Violence and Post-election USA: A Parable

Patricia Sohn • Mar 16 2017 • Articles

The extraordinary degree of diversity in the US population can be managed with narratives and terms of discourse that lead to discontent and upheaval, or to pluralism.

Review – Ethics, Diversity and World Politics: Saving Pluralism From Itself

Davide Orsi • Jan 13 2017 • Features

John Williams provides essential insights for anyone with interest in ethical pluralism in contemporary politics, and sets the agenda for future research in this field.

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.

Pluralism, the English School and the Challenge of Normative Theory

John Williams • Feb 11 2016 • Articles

English School pluralism does not deserve its current reputation as a statist, conservative and declining facet of the English School project.

Assessing State and Religious Institutions: A Comment from the Case of Angola

Ruy Llera Blanes • Nov 2 2015 • Articles

Angola has become in recent years an interesting case study through which one might consider the complexities of the geopolitics of faith in the twenty-first century.

Review – International Relations Theory: Failure or Promise?

Alexander Svitych • Oct 14 2015 • Features

“Special Issue of The End of International Relations Theory?” in the EJIR underpins the core idea that a redefinition of IR’s conceptual tools and frameworks is needed.

The English School as Global Crossroads: From Methodological Eclecticism to Cultural Pluralism

Kevork Oskanian • Aug 3 2013 • Articles

The English School exists where positivists and post-positivists often fear to tread: at the intersections between power, law and idea(l)s, order and justice, humanity and community, history and the present.

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