British International Thinkers From Hobbes To Namier

Hardcover | November 15, 2009

EditorIan Hall, Lisa Hill

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In the modern era, British thinkers have made significant – indeed perhaps even disproportionate – contributions to our understanding of the workings of international relations. This book brings together eleven original essays by an inter-disciplinary team of historians, political theorists and international relations specialists that reconsider some of those contributions and their legacies. It aims to provide new insights into the work of thinkers from Thomas Hobbes and Edmund Burke to Goldsworthy Lowes and Lewis Namier as well as to advance the study of the history of international thought.

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In the modern era, British thinkers have made significant – indeed perhaps even disproportionate – contributions to our understanding of the workings of international relations. This book brings together eleven original essays by an inter-disciplinary team of historians, political theorists and international relations specialists that ...

Ian Hall is Senior Lecturer of International Relations, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia. He is the author of The International Thought of Martin Wight (2006) and a number of articles on international relations theory.Lisa Hill is Professor of Politics in the School of History and Politics at the University of Adelaide, Austra...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:264 pages, 8.38 × 5.71 × 0.72 inPublished:November 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230608493

ISBN - 13:9780230608498

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Table of Contents

The Glorious Sovereign: Thomas Hobbes on Leadership and International Relations--Haig Patapan * John Locke’s International Thought--David Armitage  * Moral Sentiment Theory and the International Thought of David Hume--Renée Jeffery * War (and Peace) in Adam Smith--Lisa Hill * Edmund Burke and International Conflict--Richard Bourke * John Stuart Mill and the Utilitarians--Georgios Varouxakis * The Resiliance of Natural Law in the Writings of Sir Travers Twiss--Andrew Fitzmaurice * James Bryce and the Two Faces of Nationalism--Casper Sylvest * Democracy and Empire: J. A. Hobson, Leonard Hobhouse, and the Crisis of Liberalism--Duncan Bell * The Never Satisfied Idealism of Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson--Jeanne Morefield * The Realist as Moralist: Sir Lewis Namier’s International Thought--Ian Hall

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“This book is an informative addition to the literature responding to the current renewed interest in the history of the discipline. By taking as its temporal scope the seventeenth to the twentieth centuries, it constitutes a healthy reminder that our contemporary theorizing on IR rests on a long-developing pattern of inquiry and that the most recent expression of an observation may not constitute the most profound or apt formulation. By taking as its geographical/cultural/political scope the writings of British international thinkers, it recognizes the need for focus in such an investigation, and it provides a ready-made response to the inevitable special pleaders who would ask, ‘But where is my favorite writer?’ Given the increasing attention paid to the contributions of the English School to IR theory, it is both a timely intervention and a valuable resource.”--David Clinton, Professor of Political Science, Baylor University