Beyond the Anarchical Society: Grotius, Colonialism and Order in World Politics

Beyond the Anarchical Society: Grotius, Colonialism and Order in World Politics

by Edward Keene
ISBN-10:
0521008018
ISBN-13:
9780521008013
Pub. Date:
07/11/2002
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press

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Beyond the Anarchical Society: Grotius, Colonialism and Order in World Politics

In this monograph, Keene (politics, Balliol College, Oxford) argues that the popular concept of an "anarchical society" of equal and independent sovereign states provides an incomplete description of order in modern world politics. Referencing the work of Hedley Bull, Keene examines the pattern of order that developed in the European states- system through relations between European rulers and nations. He also considers the other pattern of order that developed simultaneously in the colonial and imperial systems that were established beyond Europe. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521008013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 07/11/2002
Series: LSE Monographs in International Studies Series
Edition description: 2002
Pages: 180
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.43(d)

About the Author

Edward Keene is Tutor in Politics at Balliol College, Oxford.

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
Acknowledgementsxiii
Introduction1
1The orthodox theory of order in world politics12
2The Grotian theory of the law of nations40
3Colonialism, imperialism and extra-European international politics60
4Two patterns of order in modern world politics: toleration and civilization97
5Order in contemporary world politics, global but divided120
Conclusion145
Bibliography151
Index162

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