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LSE Monographs in International Studies : Beyond the Anarchical Society: Grotius, Colonialism and Order in World Politics - Edward Keene

LSE Monographs in International Studies

Beyond the Anarchical Society: Grotius, Colonialism and Order in World Politics

Hardcover Published: 2nd September 2002
ISBN: 9780521810319
Number Of Pages: 180

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Edward Keene argues that the conventional idea of an 'anarchical society' of equal and independent sovereign states is an inadequate description of order in modern world politics. International political and legal order has always been dedicated to two distinct goals: to try to promote the toleration of different ways of life, while advocating the adoption of one specific way, that it labels 'civilization'. The nineteenth-century solution to this contradiction was to restrict the promotion of civilization to the world beyond Europe. That discriminatory way of thinking has now broken down, with the result that a single, global order is supposed to apply to everyone, but opinion is still very much divided as to what the ultimate purpose of this global order should be, and how its political and legal structure should be organised.

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'... an account firmly rooted in a solid theoretical knowledge of the historical discourses of international law and international political theory, and a good grasp of the realities of imperialist and colonialist politics over the last three centuries.' History of Political Thought 'Beyond the Anarchical Society is a cogently written book in which the author presents his key arguments very clearly ... a coherently written book that advances our understanding of how international order was organized in the non-European world. Beyond the Anarchical Society can be recommended to the historically interested reader, but also to all those who are struggling to come to terms with the many tensions in the current international order. Keene succeeds in offerinf a new and intellectually stimulating interpretation'. Cooperation and Conflict

The orthodox theory of order in world politics
The Grotian theory of the law of nations
Colonialism, imperialism and extra-European international politics
Two patterns of modern international order: toleration and civilisation
Order in contemporary world politics, global but divided
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ISBN: 9780521810319
ISBN-10: 0521810310
Series: Lse Monographs in International Studies
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 180
Published: 2nd September 2002
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.62 x 15.49  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.41

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