Guide to the English School in International Studies
Guides to International Studies 1. Aufl.
Bringing together the latest scholarship from a global group of expert contributors, this guide offers a comprehensive examination of the English School approach to the study of international relations. Explains the major ideas of the British Committee on International Relations, including the idea of and institutions connected to an international society, the emerging notion of world society, and order within international relations Describes the English School’s methods of analyzing themes, trends, and dilemmas Focuses on the historical and geographical expansion of international society, and particularly on the effects of colonization and imperialism Serves as an essential reference for students, researchers, and academics in international relations
About the Contributors vii Introduction to the English School in International Studies 1 Daniel M. Green 1 The Historical Development of the English School 7 Hidemi Suganami 2 The British Committee on the Theory of International Politics and Its Central Figures 25 Roger Epp 3 The British Committee and International Society: History and Theory 37 Brunello Vigezzi 4 The Historical Expansion of International Society 59 Barry Buzan and Richard Little 5 The English School and Institutions: British Institutionalists? 77 Laust Schouenborg 6 The International System – International Society Distinction 91 Tim Dunne and Richard Little 7 The Regional Dimension of International Society 109 Yannis A. Stivachtis 8 The International Society – World Society Distinction 127 John Williams 9 Order and Justice 143 Andrew Hurrell 10 The Pluralist–Solidarist Debate in the English School 159 William Bain 11 Three Traditions of International Theory 171 Edward Keene 12 Normative Theory in the English School 185 Molly Cochran 13 English School Methodology 205 Cornelia Navari 14 The Global Diffusion of the English School 223 Yongjin Zhang Index 241
Cornelia Navari is Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Birmingham, and Visiting Professor of International Affairs at the University of Buckingham, UK. Her research covers the history of thought on international relations in the 20th century and beyond, including thinkers in the English School. She is the editor of Theorising International Society (2009) and author of Public Intellectuals and International Affairs (2013) and Internationalism and the State in the 20th Century (2000). Daniel M. Green is Associate Professor of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Delaware, USA, and a former Chair of the English School Section of the International Studies Association. He is the author of The Logics of International Politics (forthcoming), and editor of the English School section of The International Studies Compendium Project, published in association with the International Studies Association (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010), and Constructivism and Comparative Politics (2002).
Bringing together the latest scholarship from a global group of expert contributors, this guide offers a comprehensive examination of the English School approach to the study of international relations. Beginning with the work of the British Committee on International Relations, the book covers all the major theoretical ideas of the English School and explains the concepts used for analyzing themes, trends, and dilemmas. It shows how the English School mapped out the development of working rules of a European international society that spread to the rest of the world through colonization and imperialism, and details a set of operating institutions, such as diplomacy, the balance of power, and international law. Throughout the book there is an emphasis on the historical and geographical expansion of international society. Insightful and rigorous, this volume demonstrates just what it is that sets the approach of the English School apart from others within international relations.
“An indispensable volume about the English School that features thoughtful and well-written chapters by most of those who have shaped its development… explaining its core unity, remarkable diversity, and continued dynamism. Scholars interested in IR theory will want it on their personal bookshelf and will also find it a welcome teaching tool.” —Yale H. Ferguson, Rutgers University “… Readers will be literally “guided” by this book to appreciate theoretical frameworks needed for the mature understanding of this important discipline.” —ONUMA Yasuaki, Professor Emeritus, University of Tokyo; Distinguished Professor of International Law, Meiji University
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