Conclusion: Whither International Society?

Alex J. Bellamy

in International Society and its Critics

Published in print August 2004 | ISBN: 9780199265206
Published online January 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191601866 | DOI:
Conclusion: Whither International Society?

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Attempts to draw together the ideas presented in the book and to question the continuing relevance of the approach of the English School of International Relations to international relations. Argues that although the School has made a significant contribution to the discipline, more work needs to be done if it is to maintain its relevance. In particular, the School needs to address the relationship between international society and world society in more detail, identify and explore the many structures that underpin international society, rethink the pluralism–solidarism debate, and shed more light on the drivers and dynamics of change in world politics.

Keywords: English School of International Relations; international relations; international society; pluralism; pluralism–solidarism debate; relevance; solidarism; world politics; world society

Chapter.  6622 words. 

Subjects: International Relations

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