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School of Government & International Affairs

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Publication details for Prof John Williams

Richard Little & John Williams (2006). The Anarchical Society in a Globalized World. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Author(s) from Durham

Abstract

This major collection offers contemporary commentary on one of the most enduring and important works of international theory: Hedley Bull's "The Anarchical Society". It brings together leading writers on the English school, and analyzes how Bull's account of order fares in the face of globalization. Following Bull's structure, it considers key concepts, major institutions and alternative approaches to order, and reasserts the enduring insight of Bull's work, whilst responding to major developments in the theory and practice in international relations.