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Revolution and World Order: The Revolutionary State in International Society

David Armstrong


This study examines the impact of revolutionary states upon international society. These states have always posed major problems for the achievement of world order: revolution is often accompanied by international as well as civil conflict, while revolutionary doctrines have proven to be highly disruptive of the existing structure of international politics. Conversely, the prevailing international order presents fundamental difficulties for some revolutionary states. The belief system on which its revolution was founded and which legitimized the assumption of state power by the revolutionary e ... More

Keywords: balance of power, diplomacy, English School, institutions, international law, international order, international society, norms, revolutionary state, socialization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1993 Print ISBN-13: 9780198275282
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0198275285.001.0001


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David Armstrong, author
Birmingham University
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