Society and hierarchy in international relations

Dunne, Tim (2003) Society and hierarchy in international relations. International Relations, 17 3: 303-320. doi:10.1177/00471178030173004

Author Dunne, Tim
Title Society and hierarchy in international relations
Journal name International Relations   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0047-1178
Publication date 2003
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/00471178030173004
Volume 17
Issue 3
Start page 303
End page 320
Total pages 18
Place of publication London, .U.K.
Publisher Sage Publications
Language eng
Formatted abstract
The emerging pattern of crisis and war triggered by the terror attacks on New York and Washington in September 2001 and sustained through successive wars against Afghanistan and Iraq, provides a new context within which we must re-evaluate the English School claim that international society is a key element in the reality of world politics. From today's perspective, two dilemmas are undermining international society. There is the old fear that international order - meaning the security of the actors and the stability of the system - cannot be sustained without the members of international society participating in the working of common institutions. And there is the new fear that US preponderance is such that even prudential considerations are not sufficient to compel it to act in ways that support international order. Running these arguments together, we are forced to address the question, `How far can international society be maintained alongside a hierarchical system?'

Copyright © 2010 by SAGE Publications
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Political Science and International Studies Publications
Version Filter Type
Citation counts: Scopus Citation Count Cited 0 times in Scopus Article
Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Created: Tue, 14 Dec 2010, 09:06:48 EST by Matthew Lamb on behalf of Dorothy Hill Physical Sciences & Engineer Library