The Anarchical Society at 40 : contemporary challenges and prospects / Ed. by Hidemi Suganami, Madeline Carr and Adam Humphreys.
By: Suganami, Hidemi, Ed.
Contributor(s): Suganami, Hidemi, Ed | Carr, Madeline, Ed | Humphreys, Adam R. C., Ed.Publisher: Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017Description: xiv, 358 p.ISBN: 9780198805144.Other title: Anarchical Society at forty.Subject(s): International relations | International relationsDDC classification: 327.101 Online resources: Click here to access online
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-350) and index.
Introduction -- Hedley Bull and The Anarchical Society now at 40 -- Part I. Reading The Anarchical Society forty years on -- The argument of The Anarchical Society -- Ordering the world: Hedley Bull after forty years -- Part II. Three foundational critiques -- The Anarchical Society as Christian political theology -- The Anarchical Society and human rights -- Decolonizing The Anarchical Society -- Part III. The Anarchical Society and world politics forty years on -- The Anarchical Society and the control of global violence -- A plea for restraint: The Anarchical Society and nuclear proliferation -- International society and Islamic non-state actors: the case of the Islamic state organization -- Cyberspace and international order -- The Anarchical Society and a global political economy -- The Anarchical Society and climate change -- The Anarchical Society and indigenous peoples -- Anarchy and patriarchy in world politics -- Part IV. Augmenting The Anarchical Society -- The Anarchical Society as futurology -- International society encounters the Russian world: the role of representations in international relations -- The international society of 'civilized states' -- Conclusion -- Bull's political vision.
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 about enduring 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 although 'The Anarchical Society' is famous for explicating the concept of 'international society', there is more to it than that.