The Expansion of International Society

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EditorHedley Bull, Adam Watson

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This book is a systematic investigation of the origins and nature of the international society of today. The work of a study group of distinguished scholars, it examines comprehensively the expansion of the international society of European states across the rest of the globe, and itssubsequent transformation from a society fashioned in Europe and dominated by Europeans into today's global international society of nearly two hundred states, the great majority of which are not European.The first section describes the predominance of the European system in a floodtide of expansion from the sixteenth century onwards, which united the whole world for the first time in a single economic, strategic, and political unit. The process whereby non-European states came to take their place asmembers of the same society, accepting its rules and institutions, is the subject of the second part; and the third section examines the repudiation of European, Russian, and American domination by states and peoples of the Third World and the consequent movement away from a system based onEuropean hegemony. The last part is concerning with the new international order that has emerged from the ebb tide of European dominance, and focuses on a central question. Has the geographical expansion of international society led to a contradiction of the consensus about common interests, rules,and institutions on which an international society proper must rest? Or can we say that the old European system has been modified and developed in such a way that a new, genuinely universal, and non-hegemonial structure for international relations has taken root?A new foreword by Andrew Hurrell examines the impact of this seminal work and sets its continued contribution in context.

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This book is a systematic investigation of the origins and nature of the international society of today. The work of a study group of distinguished scholars, it examines comprehensively the expansion of the international society of European states across the rest of the globe, and itssubsequent transformation from a society fashioned i...

Hedley Bull was Montague Burton Professor of International Relations at Oxford University. Adam Watson was Visiting Professor at the Center for Advanced Studies, University of Virginia, and formerly of the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:418 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.01 inPublished:March 23, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198716869

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Part I: European International Society and the Outside World1. Adam Watson: European International Society and its Expansion2. Michael Howard: The Military Factor in European Expansion3. Patrick O'Brien: Europe in the World Economy4. Adam Watson: Russia and the European States System5. Michael Donelan: Spain and the Indies6. David Gillard: British and Russian Relations with Asian Governments in the Nineteenth Century7. Hedley Bull: European States and African Political CommunitiesPart II: The Entry of Non-European States into International Society8. Hedley Bull: The Emergence of a Universal International Society9. Adam Watson: New States in America10. Thomas Naff: The Ottoman Empire and the European States System11. Gerrit W. Gong: China's Entry into International Society12. Hidemi Suganami: Japan's Entry into International Society13. Wm. Roger Louis: The Era of the Mandates System and the Non-European WorldPart III: The Challenge to Western Dominance14. Hedley Bull: The Revolt Against the West15. Peter Lyon: The Emergence of the Third World16. R.J. Vincent: Racial Equality17. Coral Bell: China and the International Order18. Gopal Krishna: India and the International Order: Retreat from Idealism19. Ali Mazrui: Africa Entrapped: Between the Protestant Ethic and the Legacy of Westphalia20. James Piscatori: Islam in the International Order21. Richard Lowenthal: The Soviet Union and the Third World: From Anti-Imperialism to Counter-Imperialism22. Christopher M. Andrew: France: Adjustment to ChangePart IV: The New International Society23. Elie Kedourie: A New International Disorder24. Ian Brownlie: The Expansion of International Society: The Consequences for the Law of Nations25. Michael Palliser: Diplomacy Today26. Adda Bozeman: The International Order in a Multicultural World27. Ronald Dore: Unity and Diversity in Contemporary World Culture