Interrogating regional international societies, questioning the global international society

Matthew T Johnson (Editor), Yannis Stavichtis, Bettina Ahrens, Thomas Diez, Knud Erik Jørgensen, Yongjin Zhang, Weixing Hu, Ayla Göl, Clemens Hoffman, Elaine Shek Yan Tan, Ian Taylor, Linda Quayle, Joel D. Moore, Katarzyna Kaczmarska, Georgeta Pourchot, Thomas Linsenmaier, Ayse Zarakol, Jorge M. Lasmar, Danny Zahreddine, Delber Andrade Gribel LageFriedrich Kratochwil, Filippo Costa-Buranelli, Francis A. Beer

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English School (ES) scholars have long asserted that international society at the global level is the framework within which international order is discussed and conclusions as to how to ensure its durability are reached (Bull1977). This research agenda has been reinforced by the post-Cold War international relations focusing on globalization. The globalizing world, it has been maintained, is the one best approached through the universal lens of the interstate society.This volume takes a critical stance with regard to the current assessments of the global international society. Confronting the puzzle presented by the increasing regionalization of world politics and the impact that this process has had on the international society, its contributors have taken as their point of departure the fact that the rescaling of world politics toward the regional dimension challenges to a certain extent the validity of the global international society framework.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationGlobal Discourse
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2015


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