The Anarchical Society at 40: Contemporary Challenges and Prospects by Hidemi SuganamiThe Anarchical Society at 40: Contemporary Challenges and Prospects by Hidemi Suganami

The Anarchical Society at 40: Contemporary Challenges and Prospects

EditorHidemi Suganami, Madeline Carr, Adam Humphreys

Paperback | July 15, 2017

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Hedley Bull's The Anarchical Society was published in 1977. Forty years on, it is considered one of the classic texts in International Relations. It does not, however, address many world political issues that now concern us deeply, such as terrorism, global financial crises, climate change,the impact of the internet revolution, deep-rooted racial inequalities, and violence against women. Moreover, while the development of International Relations as an academic subject has consolidated the status of the "English School" as one of the principal approaches to the study of world politics,and The Anarchical Society as its key text, significant limitations in Bull's approach have also been identified. This volume examines how far The Anarchical Society continues to illuminate world politics and how well Bull's method and argument stand up today. The volume argues that although many of Bull's substantive judgements require updating, his approach remains valuable, not only for thinking aboutenduring problems of violence and security, but also, as a starting point, for thinking about many issues that Bull himself neglected. However, the contributors also develop important criticisms of Bull's approach and identify ways in which it could be strengthened. A key insight is that althoughThe Anarchical Society is famous for explicating the concept of "international society", there is more to it than that. Indeed, the contemporary relevance of Bull's work is clearest when we recognize the often overlooked potential of his concept of the "world political system", referring to theglobal network of interactions of which modern international society is only a part.
Hidemi Suganami is Emeritus Professor of International Relations at Aberystwyth University. His major publications include The Domestic Analogy and World Order Proposals (CUP, 1989), On the Causes of War (OUP, 1996), and The English School of International Relations: A Contemporary Assessment (with Andrew Linklater, CUP, 2006). Madelin...
Title:The Anarchical Society at 40: Contemporary Challenges and ProspectsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pagesPublished:July 15, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Hidemi Suganami: Bull and The Anarchical Society Now at 40Part I: Reading The Anarchical Society 40 Years on2. Hidemi Suganami: The Argument of The Anarchical Society3. Richard Falk: Ordering the World: Hedley Bull after 40 YearsPart II: Three Foundational Critiques4. William Bain: The Anarchical Society as Christian Political Theology5. Christian Reus-Smit: The Anarchical Society and Human Rights6. Mustapha Kamal Pasha: Decolonizing The Anarchical SocietyPart III: The Anarchical Society and World Politics 40 Years on7. Robert Ayson: The Anarchical Society and the Control of Global Violence8. Jan Ruzicka: A Plea for Restraint: The Anarchical Society and Nuclear Proliferation9. Harmonie Toros and Filippo Dionigi: International Society and Islamist Non-state Actors: The Case of the Islamic State Organization10. Madeline Carr: Cyberspace and International Order11. Louis W. Pauly: The Anarchical Society and a Global Political Economy12. Robert Falkner: The Anarchical Society and Climate Change13. Paul Keal: The Anarchical Society and Indigenous Peoples14. Jacqui True: Anarchy and Patriarchy in World PoliticsPart IV: Augmenting The Anarchical Society 15. Heikki Patomaki: The Anarchical Society as Futurology16. Katarzyna Kaczmarska: International Society Encounters the Russian World: the Role of Representations in International Relations17. Andrew Linklater: The International Society of 'Civilized States'Conclusion18. Adam Humphreys: Bull's Political Vision