From International to World Society?
English School Theory and the Social Structure of Globalisation
By (author) Barry Buzan
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From International to World Society? by Barry Buzan
Book DescriptionIn this 2004 book, Barry Buzan offers an extensive critique and reappraisal of the English school approach to International Relations. Starting on the neglected concept of world society and bringing together the international society tradition and the Wendtian mode of constructivism, Buzan offers a new theoretical framework that can be used to address globalisation as a complex political interplay among state and non-state actors. This approach forces English school theory to confront neglected questions about both its basic concepts and assumptions, and about the constitution of society in terms of what values are shared, how and why they are shared, and by whom. Buzan highlights the idea of primary institutions as the central contribution of English school theory and shows how this both differentiates English school theory from realism and neoliberal institutionalism, and how it can be used to generate distinctive comparative and historical accounts of international society.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521541213
(228mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 26-Feb-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Introduction to the English School of International Relations, Paperback (May 2014)» View all books by Barry Buzan
This outstanding book is the first comprehensive introduction to the English School of International Relations. Written by leading ES scholar Barry Buzan, it expertly guides readers through the English School s formative ideas, intellectual and historical roots, current controversies and future avenues of development.
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Author Biography - Barry Buzan
Barry Buzan is Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics and a Fellow of the British Academy. He is the author, co-author or editor of over fifteen books and has published widely in academic journals.
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