Palgrave Macmillan Home
Login or Register    Shopping Basket Shopping Basket
Search 
 
 
 
 
British International Thinkers from Hobbes to Namier
 
   Enlarge Image
 
 
British International Thinkers from Hobbes to Namier
Edited by Ian Hall and Lisa Hill
 
 
Palgrave Macmillan
 
 
 
 
 
 
13 Jan 2010
|
£73.00
|Hardback Print on Demand
  
9780230608498
||
 
 
eBooks ebook on Palgrave Connect ebook available via library subscriptions ebook on ebooks.com 
 
 


OrderHelpBox
                                                                                                                                              returns, payment and delivery


DescriptionReviewsContentsAuthors

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.


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.


Reviews

"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


Contents

The Glorious Sovereign: Thomas Hobbes on Leadership and International Relations; H.Patapan
John Locke's International Thought; D.Armitage
Moral Sentiment Theory and the International Thought of David Hume; R.Jeffery
War (and Peace) in Adam Smith; L.Hill
Edmund Burke and International Conflict; R.Bourke
John Stuart Mill and the Utilitarians; G.Varouxakis
The Resiliance of Natural Law in the Writings of Sir Travers Twiss; A.Fitzmaurice
James Bryce and the Two Faces of Nationalism; C.Sylvest
Democracy and Empire: J. A. Hobson, Leonard Hobhouse, and the Crisis of Liberalism; D.Bell
The Never Satisfied Idealism of Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson; J.Morefield
The Realist as Moralist: Sir Lewis Namier's International Thought; I.Hall


Authors


IAN HALL is a Lecturer in International Politics at the University of Adelaide, Australia.
 
LISA HALL is an Associate Professor in the School of History and Politics at the University of Adelaide, Australia.