Empires, systems and states: Great transformations in international politics

Empires, systems and states: Great transformations in international politics. Edited by Michael Cox, Tim Dunne and Ken Booth Cambridge, England, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 2002.

Title Empires, systems and states: Great transformations in international politics
Place of Publication Cambridge, England, U.K.
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Publication year 2002
Sub-type Edited book
ISBN 052101686X
9780521016865
Language eng
Editor Michael Cox
Tim Dunne
Ken Booth
Start page vii
End page 301
Total number of pages 310
Formatted Abstract/Summary
This volume brings together a collection of leading scholars to consider various dimensions of the 'turn' to history in International Relations. The scope of this volume is broad. It includes conventional accounts of the development of the European states system, but is not limited by it. Other essays consider the non-European experience; a number of path-breaking essays on how other cultures and continents have ordered their political communities, in particular, the question how and why a states system triumphed over other forms of political organisation. The theme of the subtitle - great transformations - is pursued by each author. The essays consider one of the biggest questions of our time, namely, how did we arrive at this historical and institutional expression of political community? And what alternative future world orders exist? The volume will be of interest to scholars of International Relations and History interested in great transformations in world politics.

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