Empire and Community provides the first comprehensive presentation of Edmund Burke’s thinking on international relations. Although Burke’s writings and speeches have been the subject of much analysis and controversy, his perspective on international relations has not been fully addressed by the scholarly community. David P. Fidler and Jennifer M. Welsh establish Burke as a “classical thinker” on international relations and help to situate his thinking within current international relations theory. Their detailed introduction is followed by edited selections from Burke’s writings and speeches on Ireland, America, India, and the French Revolution.
Table of Contents
Editors’ Notes -- Chronology of Burke’s Life and Times -- Introduction -- Burke and International Relations -- Burke’s Life and International Affairs -- Burke and the Theory of International Relations -- Burke’s Relevance -- Writings and Speeches -- On Ireland -- On America -- On India -- On the French Revolution