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British international thinkers from Hobbes to Namier /
edited by Ian Hall & Lisa Hill.
imprint
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
description
x, 253 p.
ISBN
0230608493 (alk. paper), 9780230608498 (alk. paper)
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imprint
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
isbn
0230608493 (alk. paper)
9780230608498 (alk. paper)
general note
"Product of a workshop held in Adelaide in July 2008."
catalogue key
7019492
 
Includes bibliographical references.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Ian Hal is Senior Lecturer of International Relations, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia. He is the author of The International Thought of Martin Wight (2006) and a number of articles on international relations theory. Lisa Hill is Professor of Politics in the School of History and Politics at the University of Adelaide, Australia. Her recent publications include The Passionate Society. The Social, Political and Moral Thought of Adam Ferguson (2006) and (with L. Chappell and J. Chesterman) The Politics of Human Rights in Australia (2009).
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"This book is an informative addition to the literature responding to the current renewed interest in the history of the discipline. By taking as its temporal scope the seventeenth to the twentieth centuries, it constitutes a healthy reminder that our contemporary theorizing on IR rests on a long-developing pattern of inquiry and that the most recent expression of an observation may not constitute the most profound or apt formulation. By taking as its geographical/cultural/political scope the writings of British international thinkers, it recognizes the need for focus in such an investigation, and it provides a ready-made response to the inevitable special pleaders who would ask, 'But where is my favorite writer?' Given the increasing attention paid to the contributions of the English School to IR theory, it is both a timely intervention and a valuable resource."--David Clinton, Professor of Political Science, Baylor University
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Summaries
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This text examines the variety of British international thought, its continuities and innovations. The editors combine new essays on familiar thinkers such as Thomas Hobbes and John Locke with important but neglected writers and publicists such as Travers Twiss, James Bryce, and Lowes Dickinson.
Description for Bookstore
This book brings together original essays by an inter-disciplinary team of historians, political theorists and international relations specialists that reconsider the legacies of key British thinkers
Description for Bookstore
This book will be the first to examine the variety of British international thought, its continuities and innovations. The editors combine new essays on familiar thinkers such as Thomas Hobbes and John Locke with important but neglected writers and publicists such as Travers Twiss, James Bryce, and Lowes Dickinson.
Main Description
In the modern era, British thinkers have made significant ' indeed perhaps even disproportionate ' contributions to our understanding of the workings of international relations. This book brings together eleven original essays by an inter-disciplinary team of historians, political theorists and international relations specialists that reconsider some of those contributions and their legacies. It aims to provide new insights into the work of thinkers from Thomas Hobbes and Edmund Burke to Goldsworthy Lowes and Lewis Namier as well as to advance the study of the history of international thought.
Main Description
In the modern era, British thinkers have made significant indeed perhaps even disproportionate contributions to our understanding of the workings of international relations. This book brings together eleven original essays by an inter-disciplinary team of historians, political theorists and international relations specialists that reconsider some of those contributions and their legacies. It aims to provide new insights into the work of thinkers from Thomas Hobbes and Edmund Burke to Goldsworthy Lowes and Lewis Namier as well as to advance the study of the history of international thought.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Notes on Contributorsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
The Glorious Sovereign: Thomas Hobbes on Leadership and International Relationsp. 11
John LockeÆs International Thoughtp. 33
Moral Sentiment Theory and the International Thought of David Humep. 49
Adam Smith on War (and Peace)p. 71
Edmund Burke and International Conflictp. 91
The International Political Thought of John Stuart Millp. 117
The Resilience of Natural Law in the Writings of Sir Travers Twissp. 137
James Bryce and the Two Faces of Nationalismp. 161
Democracy and Empire: J. A. Hobson, Leonard Hobhouse, and the Crisis of Liberalismp. 181
The Never-Satisfied Idealism of Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinsonp. 207
The Realist as Moralist: Sir Lewis NamierÆs International Thoughtp. 227
Indexp. 247
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