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The Globalization of International Society

Tim Dunne and Christian Reus-Smit


The Globalization of International Society re-examines the development of today’s society of sovereign states, drawing on a wealth of new scholarship to challenge the landmark account presented in Bull and Watson’s classic work, The Expansion of International Society. For Bull and Watson, international society originated in Europe, and expanded as successive waves of new states were integrated into a rule-governed order. International society, on their view, was thus a European cultural artefact—a claim that is at odds with recent scholarship in history, politics, and related fields of researc ... More

Keywords: globalization, sovereignty, civilization, empire, hierarchy, contestation, hybridity, responsibility, pluralism, war

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198793427
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198793427.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tim Dunne, editor
Professor of International Relations and Executive Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Queensland

Christian Reus-Smit, editor
Professor of International Relations, University of Queensland

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Part I Introduction

1 Introduction

Christian Reus-Smit and Tim Dunne

2 The Globalization of International Society

Christian Reus-Smit and Tim Dunne

Part II Global Context

3 International Systems

Andrew Phillips

Part III Dynamics of Globalization

7 Imperial Rivalry and the First Global War

Richard Devetak and Emily Tannock

8 Empire and Fragmentation

Jennifer M. Welsh

Part IV Institutional Contours

Part V Contestation

19 Racial Inequality

Audie Klotz

21 Communication

Lene Hansen

Part VI Conclusion

22 Conclusion

Tim Dunne and Christian Reus-Smit

End Matter