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
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