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International Society and its Critics

Alex J. Bellamy


This book is a major new evaluation of the contribution of the influential English School to international relations theory. It focuses on all the key contemporary and international political issues, and contains a mixture of theoretical and empirical issues, presented by leading scholars in the field. In recent years, the English School of International Relations – or international society – approach to international relations has become prominent because its theories and concepts seem to be able to help explain some of the most complex and seemingly paradoxical features of contemporary world ... More

Keywords: coercion, critical security, cultural differences, English School of International Relations, environmentalism, feminism, global governance, global politics, international law, international political economy, international politics, international relations theory, international relations, international society, power politics, state‐centrism, terrorism, world history, world politics

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Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780199265206
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2005 DOI:10.1093/0199265208.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alex J. Bellamy, editor
Lecturer in Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Queensland
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PART ONE The English School's Contribution to International Relations

3 The New Agenda

Tim Dunne

PART TWO Critical Engagements with International Society

8 Feminism

Jacqui True

PART THREE International Society after September 11

12 The Question of Culture

Jacinta O'Hagan

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