The Globalization of International Society

Paperback | February 19, 2017

EditorTim Dunne, Christian Reus-Smit

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The Globalization of International Society re-examines the development of today's society of sovereign states, drawing on a wealth of new scholarship to challenge the landmark account presented in Bull and Watson's classic work, The Expansion of International Society (OUP, 1984). For Bull andWatson, international society originated in Europe, and expanded as successive waves of new states were integrated into a rule-governed order. International society, on their view, was thus a European cultural artefact - a claim that is at odds with recent scholarship in history, politics, andrelated fields of research. Bringing together leading scholars from Asia, Australia, Europe, and the United States, this book provides an alternative account: it draws out the diversity of polities that existed at around c1500; it shows how interacting identities, political orders, and economic forces were intensifying withinand across regions; it details the tangled dynamics that helped to globalize the European conception of a pluralist international society, through patterns of warfare and between East and West. The Globalization of International Society examines the institutional contours of contemporary international society, with its unique blend of universal sovereignty and global law, and its forms of hierarchy that coexist with commitments to international human rights. The book explores the multipleforms of contestation that challenge international society today: contests over the limits of sovereignty in relation to cosmopolitan conceptions of responsibility, disputes over global governance, concerns about persistent economic, racial, and gender-based patterns of disadvantage, and lastly thethreat to the established order opened up by the disruptive power of digital communications.

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The Globalization of International Society re-examines the development of today's society of sovereign states, drawing on a wealth of new scholarship to challenge the landmark account presented in Bull and Watson's classic work, The Expansion of International Society (OUP, 1984). For Bull andWatson, international society originated in ...

Tim Dunne is Executive Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Queensland where he is also Professor of International Relations in the School of Political Science and International Studies. Previously he was Director of the Asia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, where he continues to b...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:544 pages, 9.21 × 6.02 × 0.01 inPublished:February 19, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Part I: Introduction1. Christian Reus-Smit and Tim Dunne: Introduction2. Christian Reus-Smit and Tim Dunne: The Globalization of International SocietyPart II: Global Context3. Andrew Phillips: International Systems4. Heather Rae: Patterns of Identification on the Cusp of Globalization5. Hendrik Spruyt: Economies and Economic Integration Across Eurasia in the Early Modern Period6. Neta C. Crawford: Native Americans and the Making of International SocietyPart III: Dynamics of Globalization7. Richard Devetak and Emily Tannock: Imperial Rivalry and the First Global War8. Jennifer M. Welsh: Empire and Fragmentation9. Paul Keal: Beyond 'War in the Strict Sense'10. Jacinta O'Hagan: The Role of Civilization in the Globalization of International Society11. Yongjin Zhang: Worlding China, 1500-1800Part IV: Institutional Contours12. Barry Buzan: Universal Sovereignty13. Ian Clark: Hierarchy, Hegemony, and the Norms of International Society14. Gerry Simpson: The Globalization of International Law15. Mark Beeson and Stephen Bell: The Impact of Economic Structures on Institutions and States16. Hun Joon Kim: Universal Human RightsPart V: Contestation17. Sarah Teitt: Sovereignty as Responsibility18. Ian Hall: The 'Revolt Against the West' Revisited19. Audie Klotz: Racial Inequality20. Ann E. Towns: Gender, Power, and International Society21. Lene Hansen: CommunicationPart VI: Conclusion22. Tim Dunne and Christian Reus-Smit: Conclusion