Theorising International Society

Author: C. Navari
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780230234475
Release Date: 2008-12-19
Genre: Political Science

This volume outlines the methods appropriate to an English School understanding of international relations and their assumptions about how knowledge of the social is gained. It makes clear what is involved in 'an English School approach' and what such an approach delivers in the contemporary understanding of international relations.

Social Closure and International Society

Author: Tristen Naylor
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351252409
Release Date: 2018-12-17
Genre: Political Science

Laying the foundations of a theory of ‘international social closure’ this book examines how actors compete for a seat at the table in the management of international society and how that competition stratifies the international domain. In a broad historical survey from the ‘Family of Civilised Nations’, through the Great Powers’ club, to the G7 and G20 today, Naylor investigates the politics of membership in the exclusive clubs that manage international society and ensure its survival, providing us with a new way to think about how status competition has changed over time and what this means for international politics today. With its sociologically grounded theory, this book advances English School scholarship and transforms the study of contemporary summitry, providing a ground-breaking approach rooted in archival research, elite interviews, and ethnographic participant observation. This book is of interest to international relations scholars interested in the ‘expansion’ and globalisation of international society, the history of international summits, and transformations in international order, as well as to those examining concepts including stratification, hierarchy, and networked governance. With its emphasis on non-state actors in global governance, scholars and practitioners alike working on/for civil society will also find this research of great value.

Equality in International Society

Author: R. Hjorth
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780230393165
Release Date: 2014-11-18
Genre: Political Science

The author re-examines the concept of equality in international society, past and present. The view that equality necessarily flows from sovereignty is considered a contingent rather than a necessary contention. A new framework for equality in international society is sketched out emphasising the normative strength of the principle of equality.

The G20 and International Relations Theory

Author: Steven Slaughter
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 9781786432650
Release Date: 2019

The future of the G20 is uncertain despite being developed to address the 2008 global financial crisis. This book considers the significance of the G20 by engaging various accounts of International Relations theory to examine the political drivers of this form of global governance. International Relations theory represents an array of perspectives that analyse the factors that drive the G20, how the G20 influences world politics and in what ways the G20 could or should be reformed in the future.

International Society and the Making of International Order

Author: Günther Auth
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 3825891526
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Political Science

Theorising within the American 'discipline' of International Relations has been plagued by a rather severe intellectual crisis. Theorists have meant that they need to emulate the natural sciences of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in outlook and argumentative style. But this has destroyed much awareness for the 'nature' of modern international relations as a dynamically evolving historical process. This book seeks to overcome the vicissitudes of mainstream theorising by abandoning the discipline's scientism and by adopting a stance that is more in tune with the standards of modern social science.

Southeast Asia and the English School of International Relations

Author: L. Quayle
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137026859
Release Date: 2013-01-17
Genre: Political Science

This book examines the interface between the theoretical framework known as the English School and the international and transnational politics of Southeast Asia. The region-theory dialogue it proposes signals productive ways forward for the theory.

Christian Approaches to International Affairs

Author: J. Troy
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137030030
Release Date: 2012-08-21
Genre: Political Science

Troy analyses how the understanding of religion in Realism and the English School helps in working towards the greater good in international relations, studying religion within the overall framework of international affairs and the field of peace studies.

Genocide and its Threat to Contemporary International Order

Author: A. Gallagher
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137280268
Release Date: 2013-01-21
Genre: Political Science

For far too long the discipline of International Relations has failed to engage with the study of genocide. This is despite the fact that genocide holds a direct relationship with the central concepts of international relations: the state, war, power, and security. This bold, innovative and unique book sets out to tackle this by bringing the concept of genocide into the discipline of IR, via the English School, in order to theorise the relationship between genocide, justice, and order. Drawing on a wide-range of primary and secondary interdisciplinary material from International Relations, Genocide Studies, Security Studies, International Law, History, Politics and Political Theory, this book aims to understand genocide within the context of International Relations and the implications that this has on policymaking. Gallagher identifies the obstacles and challenges involved in bringing the study of genocide into IR and uniquely analyses the impact of genocide on the ordering structure of international society.

Tragedy and International Relations

Author: T. Erskine
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780230390331
Release Date: 2012-03-29
Genre: Political Science

Nowhere are clashes between competing ethical perspectives more prevalent than in the realm of International Relations. Thus, understanding tragedy is directly relevant to understanding IR. This volume explores the various ways that tragedy can be used as a lens through which international relations might be brought into clearer focus.

The Concept of the Political

Author: Hans J. Morgenthau
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137002518
Release Date: 2012-03-06
Genre: Political Science

A growing interest in the oeuvre of Hans J. Morgenthau and in re-readings of 'classical realism' increases the significance of his European, pre-emigration writings in order to understand the work of one of the founding figures of IR. This book is the first English translation of Morgenthau's French monograph La notion du politique from 1933 (translated by Maeva Vidal).

Hedley Bull and the Accommodation of Power

Author: R. Ayson
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137291509
Release Date: 2012-09-24
Genre: Political Science

Offering a comprehensive account of the work of Hedley Bull, Ayson analyses the breadth of Bull's work as a Foreign Office official for Harold Wilson's government, the complexity of his views, including Bull's unpublished papers, and challenges some of the comfortable assertions about Bull's place in the English School of IR.

Theorising Religion

Author: James A. Beckford
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 075464068X
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Religion

While religious forces are powerful in numerous societies, they have little or no significance for wide swaths of public or private life in other places. This book considers the classical roots of ideas about religion that dominated sociological ways of thinking about it for most of the twentieth century. Each chapter offers sound reasons for continuing to find theoretical inspiration and challenge in the sociological classics while also seeking ways of enhancing and extending their relevance to religion today.

The Diffusion of Power in Global Governance

Author: S. Guzzini
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137283559
Release Date: 2012-10-14
Genre: Political Science

The study of global governance has often led separate lives within the respective camps of International Political Economy and Foucauldian Studies. Guzzini and Neumann combine these to look at an increasingly global politics with a growing number of agents, recognising the emergence of a global polity.

Guide to the English School in International Studies

Author: Cornelia Navari
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118624760
Release Date: 2013-11-14
Genre: Political Science

Bringing together the latest scholarship from a global group ofexpert contributors, this guide offers a comprehensive examinationof the English School approach to the study of internationalrelations. Explains the major ideas of the British Committee onInternational Relations, including the idea of and institutionsconnected to an international society, the emerging notion of worldsociety, and order within international relations Describes the English School’s methods of analyzingthemes, trends, and dilemmas Focuses on the historical and geographical expansion ofinternational society, and particularly on the effects ofcolonization and imperialism Serves as an essential reference for students, researchers, andacademics in international relations

International Society and the Middle East

Author: Barry Buzan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 0230537642
Release Date: 2009-04-15
Genre: Political Science

This book brings together a distinguished cast of theorists and Middle East experts to provide a comprehensive overview of the region's history and how its own traditions have mixed, often uncomfortably, with the political structures imposed by the expansion of Western international society.