From global transformation to big bang — A response to Buzan and Lawson

Phillips, Andrew (2013) From global transformation to big bang — A response to Buzan and Lawson. International Studies Quarterly, 57 3: 640-642. doi:10.1111/isqu.12089

Author Phillips, Andrew
Title From global transformation to big bang — A response to Buzan and Lawson
Journal name International Studies Quarterly   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0020-8833
Publication date 2013-09-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/isqu.12089
Volume 57
Issue 3
Start page 640
End page 642
Total pages 3
Place of publication Hoboken, NJ, United States
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Buzan and Lawson (2012) (International Studies Quarterly) persuasively argue that IR scholars must pay greater attention to the nineteenth-century global transformation. Nevertheless, their account would be strengthened by a greater acknowledgment of the critical role indigenous intermediaries played in facilitating Western colonialism, and also by a clearer recognition of the limited and late impact that rational state-building and ideologies of progress exerted on the shape of Western colonial empires. These amendments are necessary to avoid overstating the distinctiveness of modern empires relative to their pre-nineteenth-century forerunners, and thereby missing the true significance of the twentieth-century “big bang” that saw empires’ ruin and replacement by a global sovereign state monoculture.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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