This collection of essays records the development of Adam Watson's thinking about international theory from the 1950s to the present, exploring his contribution to, and the development of, the English School.
Adam Watson was one of the members of the British Committee on the Theory of International Politics alongside Herbert Butterfield, Martin Wight and Hedley Bull and a founding member of the English School. The committee developed a theory of international society and the nature of order in world politics, which have had an important impact on the discipline of international relations, providing a framework and research agenda for understanding international politics that continues to shape the discipline in the present day.
Hegemony & History examines issues such as:
The book will be of strong interest to students and researchers of international relations, political science, history and economics, as well as diplomatic practitioners and others concerned with international affairs.
1. A Voyage of Exploration 2. The British Committee on the Theory of International Politics 3. Martin Wight and the Theory of International Relations 4. Hedley Bull, States Systems and International Societies 5. The Anarchical Society in the History of International Relations: Discussions with Hedley Bull 6. Justice between States 7. The Prospects for a More Integrated International Society 8. The Practice Outruns the Theory 9. The Future of the Westphalian Antihegemonial International System 10. International Relations & the Practice of Hegemony 11. The Changing International Order 12. 1878: An Example of Collective Hegemony 13. Hegemony and History
The field of international relations has changed dramatically in recent years, with new subject matter being brought to light and new approaches from in and out of the social sciences being tried out. This series offers itself as a broad church for innovative work that aims to renew the discipline.